Twin Nails: One Stroke Flowers with For the Love of Nail Art

Painted Fingertips | One-stroke flower with leaves

Hi everyone!

Today I am doing a twin post with Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art. When she suggested we do a twin post, I suggested flowers and then she suggested one stroke, so here we are! You can check out her post over here. This was her first time doing one stroke and I think you’ll agree she did an amazing job – especially when you remember the disaster that was my first one stroke attempt! Painted Fingertips | One-stroke flower with leavesI started off with a base of Essence Walk on the Wild Side topped with 2 coats of LA GIrl Crowd Surfing. I don’t know why it took me so long to use this polish again because it is STUNNING! It made for a really amazing base so I couldn’t cover it on all my nails. Painted Fingertips | One-stroke flower with leavesI was at first inspired by this post on The Mani Cafe and decided I wanted to do a similar green one stroke flower. I started with the 2 ‘petals’ on my ring finger but I was struggling to get the gradient looking good on a pointed petal. After going over it a bunch of times I was finally happy with it but realised in the process the shape went a bit awry and my intended petals looked like leaves! No problem, I just reassessed and decided to do leaves with a blue flower instead 🙂Painted Fingertips | One-stroke flower with leavesI felt really proud of my blue flower as it looked a lot smoother than my previous one-stroke attempts. I liked it with the leaves on either side as well! Painted Fingertips | One-stroke flower with leavesWhat do you think?

Don’t forget to check out Siobhan’s post and you can follow her on Bloglovin, Instagram, or Facebook too!

  • Annette H

    Very pretty

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://siobhansblog.tumblr.com/ Siobhan

    Your first flowers were more abstract ok?! Also I love yours!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha! Yeah like WAY more abstract! 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    This is really lovely!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Cheyenne

    very pretty! I have yet to try this technique but it always looks so great!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Maybe you should give it a try 🙂

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    I just love the layering you did with that LA Girl polish! So mesmerizing and unique ♥.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      It’s a gorgeous polish!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    This flower is gorgeous! Very well done and I love that base polish!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! The base is a stunner 🙂

  • http://paintednubbs.blogspot.com/ Ashlee(PaintedNubbs)

    These are beautiful! It goes perfectly with the base 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I think it looks great! And I love that base polish!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    So pretty! I have yet to get one stroke flowers to work. I’m also really happy to find out I have that Essence and LA Girl and I need to wear them! <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      You need to wear them ASAP! The LA Girl is amazing!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    Pretty! I like that you did both flowers and leaves. 🙂 One stroke is so difficult for me, it looks like yours turned out really well!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I still struggle with it as well but I guess that just means I need more practice!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    Wow, these look incredible!! You did a fantastic job with the one-stroke technique!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Michelle Roberts

    I first need to take a moment to talk about that base. How stunning is that?!?! wow! I don’t really want to talk about your one stroke flowers because I am dying of envy. I ADORE them! Love this so much!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I couldn’t get over the base myself! And you can’t really talk about the one stroke because I saw the one you did the other day, it was lovely.

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