Thursday, August 6, 2015

Neon Retro Rose Manicure

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  As you can see from my lack of posting on Tuesday, the Twinsie's are taking a little break for the month of August so we can all enjoy the rest of our summer and re-group.  I'll have an update about the group in another post today.  This post is going to be dedicated to the nails!

Today I am sharing a manicure I did using Orly Cake Pop from the Sugar Rush collection.  I wasn't sure about this polish when I first saw it and passed it by.  After seeing some swatches and base for nail art, I decided it was time to purchase it.  I snagged one of the last bottles at Sally and it got lost in my collection and almost forgotten about.

I decided to use it as a base for some fun neon flowers!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Too Yacht to Handle
  • China Glaze - Plur-ple
  • China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy
  • China Glaze - Glow With the Flow
  • China Glaze - The Grass is Lime Greener
  • Orly - Cake Pop
  • Black Acrylic
Cake Pop is such a gorgeous nude pink polish.  It applied kind of patchy, but by the third coat it evened out.  I could have gotten away with two coats if I decided to do them a tad thicker.  Maybe next time I use it I'll do one thin coat and a second thicker coat.  Regardless, it was worth the three coats.  It was so gorgeous and shiny.  It dried fast too!

I followed my Retro Rose Nail Art Tutorial to create the design.  I fist created the polka dot background, then went through and added all the roses.  Fun fact, over the past few months, I stopped using my nail art brushes and went back to using toothpicks.  I've found it to be a lot easier to work with when drawing the small details.  The only brush I really use right now are my stripers.  They never let me down....and I don't have to clean them after use!

What do you think?  Fan of this look??

Make sure to check out my next post regarding Twinsie Tuesday!!!

Until next time, <3.