January 21, 2014

Teeny Tiny Flowery Half-Moon Nails

Annnnnnd we're back with the Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge after a busy week of monochrome Digit-al Dozen designs. What is the Lazy Blogger 31DC? It's an abridged version of the classic 31 Day Nail Art Challenge that Kirsten of Geeky Owl and I are doing this month on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Today is 'floral' and I did some teeny tiny flowers in a sort of half-moon design. Check 'em out!

Manicurity.com | Teeny Tiny Flowery Half-Moon Nails - small freehand floral nail art using all China Glaze polishes

Manicurity.com | Teeny Tiny Flowery Half-Moon Nails - small freehand floral nail art using all China Glaze polishes

Today's design is simple and delicate. I guess it's technically freehand? I mostly 'drew' a lot of the flowers with a needle point dotting tool, then used a trimmed down paint brush to do all the little accents, stems, and leaves. The nice part about doing such a tiny design is two-fold - 1) because the flowers are so small you can get a little abstract with it and it still looks like flowers and 2) it's adorable.

Manicurity.com | Teeny Tiny Flowery Half-Moon Nails - small freehand floral nail art using all China Glaze polishes

I used a variety of China Glaze polishes for this mani. The base color is two easy coats of First Mate - a beautiful blue creme. For the twigs and stems I used Foie Gras, a pretty taupey-browny creme. For the different flowers I used Pink Plumeria (shimmery neon baby pink), Rose Among Thorns (neon red-orange shade), Red Satin (crelly-ish red polish), and Trendsetter (a gold-flaked mustardy yellow polish). For the leaves and general accents I used Four Leaf Clover (a beautiful blue-based green creme that is near impossible to photograph as a swatch), and Custom Kicks (a blue-toned teal with somewhat hidden orangey shimmer).

Manicurity.com | Teeny Tiny Flowery Half-Moon Nails - small freehand floral nail art using all China Glaze polishes

I am really pleased with these as I really love these colors together. I am also really happy with the tiny accents of white (like on the flowers) because it really adds a lot of depth and makes everything look 10000% cooler.

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PPS. Don't forget to check out what Kirsten did for her floral nails today over at Geeky Owl!


Disclosure: Nothing to disclose! All of the polishes + supplies I used for this post were items I bought with my own dolla dolla bills. Curious about my policies? Read my disclosure page.

14 comments:

  1. those are adorable! love that deep blue background for the flowers! great mani :)

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  2. I love how they look raised, so neat!

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  3. I am a sucker for different shades of blue and this China Glaze is beautiful! Your artwork though even more gorgeous.

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  4. These are fab <3 Love those teensy flowers :D

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  5. Fabulous! That's perfect, love that polish:)

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  6. Un trabajo increible. Con gran detalle. Precioso

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  7. Love that colourscheme, and the size of the flowers, in those casual halfmoons! They look like you planned them to be the perfectly arranged amount of carelessness--you make it look easy, like most experienced artists do.

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  8. I love abstract flowers - this is beautiful!

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  9. Oh my goodness! I love these! Gorgeous! Almost looks like embroidery.

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  10. I love this! The little flowers are so perfect! I will practice until I manage to do this!

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  11. What an awesome manicure! But, I am equally in awe of your perfect cuticles/cuticle line!! ;)

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