The One With the Roses Inspired by @rikkis_nails_

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's finally Saturday!!!  This week seemed to have lasted forever.  Now it looks like I'm in for a nice, sunny weekend.  Hopefully it's relaxing!

Today I am sharing with you a re-creation of this rose manicure by @rikkis_nails_ on Instagram.  She originally created this manicure for a contest that Essie was hosting and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  You know me and floral designs, I gravitate towards them.  What was unique about this one is the base.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Orly - White Tips
  • OPI - Do You Take Lei Away?
  • Sally Harensen - Kashmir Valley
  • OPI - Hey Baby
  • Sinful Colors - Chalk It Up
  • Acrylic Black
Whew, that was a lot of colors!  Been a long time since I've done a fun manicure with a bunch of different polishes.  Do you see that awesome looking base that gives this manicure a vintage look?  I thought that it was going to be difficult to achieve the look, but it's just a simple dry brush!  That's right, put on your base of white polish, then dry brush it with your favorite nude/light brown polish!  Add a top coat and move onto the next step - adding the flowers!!

I started off with my light orange flowers.  The polish I used is Kashmir Valley from the Complete Salon Manicure Line.  This polish really is a beauty which I totally forgot I owned.  Hate when that happens.

Then I went through and added my pink flowers using OPI Hey Baby.  Running low on this one and kind of wish  I could snag a back up but I don't think that will be happening.  I probably should start finding a dupe or something.  When both my flowers were semi dry, I went through with Sinful Colors Chalk it Up and added the leaves.  Finishing touch was to add the black details using my small nail art brush.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Do you like that muddled, vintage, burlapish looking background??  I think it's so unique!

Until next time, <3.

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