Day 14: Flowers

7:45 PM Laura 21 Comments

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So I'd seen a few manicures that mimic chinaware. Like this one from Nailin' It. How pretty is that!? And I decided that today would be a good day to try it. I started with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White.


Then, using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Co-Bolt Blue, I stamped on the flower design from plate BM16.

Looks pretty nice now, eh? I think a slightly lighter blue would have been good, and the design is effing HARD to transfer (I have to "massage" [I'm borrowing the term from a MUAer] the polish into the crevices of the design to get it all in there and then go over it with the scraper gently but not TOO gently. I'm think I should use an old ID card or something like lots of people do, so I don't scratch up the plates.)

Anyway! So I was pretty happy with how it looked but this voice in my head was like


and I couldn't exactly say no to that, could I.

So I added yellow dots in the center of the flowers with Sinful Colors Unicorn.

Voila.

I kind of wish I hadn't, though. I don't know why but for some reason they really bothered me. I liked it a lot more as just a plain china mani.

But here's some more pics of it, anyway. These are all under the lamp, cause... well I think I got lazy and forgot to take pictures anywhere else. Oops!




If this mani were a china bowl, I would smash it.

21 comments:

  1. noice. I actually like the dots. I bet it would bother you less if the dots were flat or something, because that always irks me.

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  2. These are super cute!!I don't know why you don't like them I love them!! Lovely XOXO

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  3. Soooooo cute, I can't even tell you how much I love this. :D

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  4. NO smashing! I loved this one, both with yellow dots and without!!! :)

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  5. This manicure is so gorgeous, can't wait til my nail grow out a bit, to try it!

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  6. Very pretty! Reminds me of my Nana's old dishes!

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  7. :O I think this is super pretty, but I do agree that without the yellow centres it has a cute traditional look, but it's pretty regardless. :D
    If this was wallpaper I'd smother my walls in it, though. xD

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  8. This is really beautiful! You did a really nice job! Sorry I am behind in my commenting-not been a good past few days!

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  9. I like both versions, and I like the dark blue! Definitely not deserving of smash-booms.

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  10. This is so pretty, I totally love it!

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  11. @Marisa: Aw, thanks!

    @Nail Polish Anon: I think nubs are cute! My nails really aren't that long, and I think this design would look great on any length. :)

    @Naomi: It would make very cute wallpaper!

    @Fingers: Don't worry about it! You're a busy woman. :)

    @Larie: All right, I'll resist the urge!

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  12. This mani came out super cute .... its a must try in my book ... I like it both ways!

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  13. Very cute. Personally, I like it better with the yellow dots.

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  14. Psh this isn't as bad as you say it is. I like the dots in the center heheh.

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