My nails today were inspired by a manicure done recently by Polish Is The New Black. She did a gorgeous blue-based rose design, inspired by Cath Kidston prints. I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to give it a go! I also knew that it would take a while, but I found some spare time last night while I was watching telly, and did the design myself.
My base was Blueberry by Barry M. I kind of wish I'd picked a paler blue!
I then used Cotton by Barry M and my Models Own dotting tools to create the white 'cloud' shapes (largest dotting tool)....
...and the little dots (smallest dotting tool).
I then took Passionfruit by Barry M and added a large blob in the middle of each 'cloud', again with a dotting tool.
I used a Green Models Own polish to add leaves - these are a bit messy as I did them with a small dotting tool because I'm rubbish at using brushes! Because of this they're more like blobs than actual leaf shapes, but hopefully because the design is so tiny it won't be too obvious!
Then I topcoated, and cleaned up excess polish from around my cuticles using a small brush dipped in acetone. Finally, I used my white Barry M nail art pen to add a bit of detail to the roses, and topcoated again!
I'm glad I persevered with these - they didn't look great mid-way through but the end result is really pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, Polish Is The New Black! :-D