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!
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.
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).
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.