After searching Pinterest, we came up with an idea which was inspired by a few different manicures. To get the flowers themselves, I followed a tutorial by Sensationails4U on Instagram.
Let's take a look!
- Sinful Colors - Endless Blue
- INM - Northern Lights
Now enter in the part where Amanda calls me a cheater for using acrylic paints. I'm sure I could have gotten the same exact look using polishes, but it was late when I painted this design and acrylic art dries a lot faster than nail polish art. Plus, when I do my nails, my right hand gets the same exact thing on it as the left hand pictured on the blog. I honestly can't do what a lot of bloggers do which is just paint one hand and have their other be completely blank. I just can't do it. I need that matching look. Sure it takes me longer, but then I wear the manicure for 3-4 days so in the end it's worth it.
Regardless, doing two hands with nail polish art when it's 11pm and you want to be sleeping by midnight is near to impossible. This design, while it looks like it took forever, took me a little over an hour to do both hands. I was in bed by 12:15am with two completely dried hands.
The gorgeous blue base is Sinful Colors Endless Blue. Many say that it is a dupe for the original formula of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. I honestly should have used the OG Pacific Blue, but I forgot that Amber gifted me the polish awhile ago. It is in my Melmer and has only been used once for a pedicure. I need to savor it since it's my only one.
Anywho, two coats and you have full coverage of this Sinful. I decided to add a top coat of INM Northern Lights and am so happy that I did. The combination is drop dead gorgeous. I've had so many compliments on the blue alone.
For the sunflowers, I started off with a brown acrylic and created the centers of the flower. I then mixed some orange and yellow together to make a lighter orange shade. I used that shade to add some spaced out petals. When that was dry, I went through with acrylic and filled in the empty spaces which gave the flowers a layered look. I took the brown and made the circle centers perfectly round again. I then went through with a tooth pick and added the yellow dots in the center. Top coated and called it a night
What do you think? Like this look? Something you think you will do??
I have to say, this is one of my favorite manicures. I've tried sunflowers in years past but nothing ever looked this good.
Make sure to check out Amanda's post!
Until next time, <3.