Good Morning! It is Monday once again and hopefully none of you are feeling the Monday's Blues! Recently, (about a month ago) Chelsea from Get Nailed posted her beautifully done Dr. Martens Floral Inspired roses here which completely blew me away at how stunning it is. And few days ago she has posted a tutorial on how she did the roses here - I was blown away the second time. (lol). That did it. I needed to try/attempt another rose manicure!
I had my first attempt at rose nail art here which I wasn't proud of. Everything was all over the place. I hadn't grasp the structure of rose well enough, plus, it was done using acrylics. So today, I'm happy to present to you, my successful rose nail art attempt using nail polishes which I'm satisfied with.
The original idea was to do a blue rose. Reason? My favourite colour is blue! While deciding on blue colour polishes, I recalled a moment when my lecturer critiqued on my work before - "Hmm, not bad. But it would be better if there's lighting". What he meant was, mood lighting. Not the usual white lights. I took his advice and incorporated yellow/evening/sunset light colours onto my work and the picture became a whole lot more interesting to look at. And that led me to add colour lighting onto my roses in this design.
The result? Love the roses!! But I had a dilemma decided the background colour for them. Though I'm pretty sure the roses would pop with a black background, I wasn't in a mood to have black on my nails. Haha! I experimented and compared dark navy blue background vs light colour background. Well, blue background was lovely, but the blue on the rose didn't pop as vivid/brightly as it did on the lighter background. So I went ahead with the lighter background and used a shimmery brown as accents.
I'm so happy that this time, I manage to grasp a little more about rose structure and wasn't blindly putting on colours. Look! My roses do face certain directions (I honestly can't believe how happy I was with this tiny success, Lol!). For the pinky, index and thumb I painted two coats of Essence Toffee To Go. Saran/Cling wrap yellow and white colours over it to make the background a little more interesting. I painted two coats of shimmery brown on both the middle finger and ring finger. And went on painting the leaves first, then the roses.
Well, I guess that's about it. Hope you are loving these as I do. Also, I'm super happy right now! Finally purchased Josh Groban's All That Echoes album! I can't stop smiling embracing the sensation of finally having the CD in my hands - in my possession! And I've been listening to it over and over again. His musics and songs are always so beautiful to listen to! Anyway, I wish you all a Happy Monday! ;)
Nail polishes used, left to right :
- Holika Holika - White polish (25)
- Essence Nude Glam - Toffee To Go
- Etude House - COR202
- Colour Combos - CBL132
- The Face Shop - BL602
Nail polishes and tools used, left to right :
- Etude House - GR605
- Lioele - 24
- Bloop - Shimmery Brown
- Revlon - Chocolate Truffle
- DIY Stripper Brush
- Saran/Cling wrap*
*I've put a tiny piece of tissue inside so I don't have use too much cling wrap to scrunch a ball shape. Be sure to create the necessary creases on the surface of the ball shape.