Here comes manicure #3 for August’s NCC theme of Tea Party! For this one, I decided to basically recreate a recent favorite of mine – stripes and flowers. I imagine an outside tea party in a garden with a trellis of vines and flowers. Since I’m obsessed with neon, I also used my recent Models Own purchase.
Gorgeous right?? I love this type of manicure. Paulina’s Passions does it perfectly, and I just plain strive to make my flower nails like hers!
This manicure was actually from awhile ago… I had it on my nails when the August theme was announced, and I knew it’d be perfect for the tea party theme!
Pinky, thumb, and neon stripes: Models Own Flip Flop
Base color: Rica Whiteout
Roses: Orly Frolic (bright orchid purple), OPI Vant to Bite my Neck? (dark purple accent), Illamasqua Collide (sheer neon pink to brighten the roses up)
Leaves: Revlon Posh
What do you think? Do you wear neons year-round or just in the warmer months? I think I want to wear neons forever 🙂
Check out the other tea party-themed nails by the NCC:
I wanted to share an older manicure I did about a month ago. Please forgive the poor photography – I’m still improving!
I was inspired by the beautiful flowers that Paulina’s Passions is famous for. She did a gorgeous mani called her Nautical Rose Mani, where she had horizontal navy blue and white stripes and pink roses as accents. I had to try it!
The CLAW! (Does anyone else think about Toy Story whenever they do the claw pose? I know I do 🙂 )
I decided to do vertical stripes instead because my nails were a bit shorter and I didn’t want them to look wide and stubby. I think the vertical stripes elongate them a bit.
Here’s how I did it:
Base color of L’Oreal Jet Set to Paris, a much older polish of mine that is a really pretty darker blue creme
Stripes with Zoya Purity
Then I blobbed on slightly irregular dots of Essie Boom Boom Room (the light Barbie pink)
Then I used a small striper to draw little swirly lines of a darker pink, L’Oreal Check Me Out (a more fuschia pink)
Then I drew on small leaves with a small dotting tool using Revlon Posh (a crayola true green)
I really loved this manicure! Wish my pics were better, but hey I’m working on that! What do you think of my first attempt at roses over stripes?