31DC2015 Day 14: Flowers

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Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is flowers. I decided to recreate some poinsettia nail art I’ve had on my Pinterest board for AGES. The original look was by Lacquerstyle. I know poinsettias are associated with Christmas in some areas but they don’t really have that association where I’m from so I decided to do them now anyway. poinsettia-nail-artI started off with a base of Essence Me & My Ice Cream Icylicious. The flowers were done with acrylic paint and I added a few microbeads to finish off the look. poinsettia-flowerThese definitely would be good for Christmas with the red, green and gold! They are pretty for any time of the year though and you can always change up the colours to make a more generic floral look. poinsettiasWhat do you think? flower-nail-artIn previous years, I did freehand acrylic flowers and microbead flowers. My freehand flowers might not have looked much like flowers but keep in mind this was probably the first time I ever did freehand on my nails! My microbead flowers though, well for me they win for today. I’ll always be proud of that particular look. Which is your favourite?

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  • Annette H

    Oooo I definitely love this year’s the most. But last years were very clever not to mention time consuming and the first years actually showed how good you were going to be at freehand. If they had been photographed better they would have shone more. Obviously you photography has improved heaps too.

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

      Thanks! I had to leave my lights behind so there might be some poor photos to come next month… You’re right though, photo quality makes a huge difference!

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

    Those little caviar beads, such a perfect finish for this look!

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

      Thanks! I thought they were a nice touch 🙂

  • Nichole C

    the flowers are adorable! I envy your painting skills!

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

      Thank you!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Gorgeous! And with that caviar on top, totally awesome!

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

      Thanks!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    These are super pretty! What a delicate job you did and I can imagine how much time this must have taken. Great job!

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

      Thank you!

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These are gorgeous! I really love the little pops from the microbeads!

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

      Thank you! I thought they were a good finishing touch 🙂

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

    Before starting reading I thought: “Oh wow, she’s early with Christmas nail art!”. LOL 🙂
    The microbeads attempt is still my favourite!

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

      Haha! Maybe now that I’m in the US I’ll see them around Christmas, I don’t know! 🙂

  • http://www.buffandpolishbeauty.com Buff and Polish

    I thought Christmas at first too – and you reminded me I should think about presents for the hard-to-buy people haha. The beads are a nice touch. Though your 2014 microbeads still win for me – they were very well done and I actually still remember them from last year 😉

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

      I’ve been meaning to do a full microbead look again ever since, I still haven’t gotten around to it!

  • Shawna Harrold

    OMG the first design would definitely be perfect for Christmas – reminds me of poinsettias!!

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

      It is supposed to be poinsettias… just that they don’t grow around Christmas where I’m from

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    That first design is absolute perfection

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

      Thank you <3

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    Great recreation. I also have this look pinned but havent been brave enough to attempt it yet. And I have to say my jaw hit the floor in awe of that micro bead floral mani. I cant imagine the talent and patients it took to place those. I bow down to your skills.

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

      Thanks! I have many other lovely looks buried on my pinterest board…

  • http://thepolishedhippy.blogspot.com/ Polished Hippy

    So pretty! And your microbead mani is just incredible.

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

      Thank you!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    I love the edition of the microbeads. I would not have the patience for a full bead mani like that, impressive!!

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

      Thanks!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    These are so pretty. I love the addition of the micro beads!

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

      Thank you!

  • http://www.paintsandpolish.com/ Paints and Polish

    Your free hand skills are great. Love the flowers.

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

      Thank you! 🙂