Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Girly little gradient flowers

Hey lovers! Happy Wednesday! How's everyone's week going? Mine's been pretty cool, just you know, painting my nails and hanging out with friends and working a lot. Going running. Avoiding things like showering, grocery shopping and other boring grown-up tasks. The usual.

Last night I did these girly little gradient flowers and I kinda love them.


I had no idea what I was going to do when I started painting my nails. Actually, that's a lie. I picked two different designs from my lightbox on Shutterstock, started picking out colors for each of them in turn, and then gave up on each because it just seemed TOO HARD. Then I decided to do a design I've been thinking about for a while so I picked out all the colors for that design and laid them all out and got all ready. Then right as I was about to start painting, I blacked out, and when I came to I was inexplicably painting my nails with Zoya - Breezi, which had nothing to do with the design I planned. Oops.


I guess last night I just didn't have it in me to do a complex design. Some nights are just like that, you know? Sometimes you just gotta pick a really pretty color, paint it on your nails, and then sit around watching tv while you decide what else to paint IF YOU EVEN WANT TO PAINT ANYTHING. I actually almost just left my nails a solid color because Breezi is so ridiculously pretty, sort of a dusty very slightly teal-ish blue. The formula was perfect as always. I'm so in love with Zoya cremes it's almost embarrassing at this point.


Anyway, I had the idea to do simple little gradient flowers in shades of pink and I got really pumped about it. At first I tried them using my little mid-length striper brush and drawing simple petals one inside the other, but I didn't like that design as much as I thought I would. So I tried it this way, et voila! I was really happy with how they came out.


This design is so cute to me and it was so simple! All I did was a ring of dots in my lightest pink (China Glaze - Something Sweet), a smaller ring of dots overlapping the first one on the inside (Zoya - Shelby), and finally one big dark pink dot in the very center (China Glaze - Rich & Famous). I love the gradient effect and I really love how my nails look with a full pattern like this.


I extra like these nails because they were easy enough to do on both hands without much stress. I love when my hands match! It makes me feel like I'm wearing nail wraps or something. I also like this further-away shot of my hands because the flowers look more gradient-y than in the closer shots!


Okay, that's all for today! What do y'all think of these little gradient flowers?

10 comments:

  1. Both hands look great- amazing!

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  2. I love these! Totally need to get Breezi someday, it looks gorgeous.

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    1. YES, you do. I know you share my deep affection for Natty, so trust me... Breezi needs to come home with you, too. Also, thanks! :)

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  3. Holy freaking goodness, I'm in love. I hate you for being so talented.

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    1. hahaha thank you!! They were seriously sooo easy. No talent required.

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  4. These are going on my MUST do list, I love this take on flowers - so cool!!

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    1. DO IT! They're so fun and simple and they look so cool especially from far away.

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  5. These are so cute! They have a retro feel to them. I also love the shape of your nails, haha.

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  6. Whitney, you truly disgust me with all your talent. I can't handle all the inspiration you give me. Please stop! ;)

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