Friday, November 9, 2012

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track!

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I have some simple and cutesy little floral nails to show you guys!

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track

I was in my office gazing at my polish racks trying to decide what colors I wanted to use last night when China Glaze Fast Track caught my eye. Suddenly I really wanted to use it with a purple for some reason, so I grabbed Fast Track (the base color) and Zoya Malia. I wasn't sure what I was going to do at first so I just painted my nails with Fast Track and contemplated it for a while.

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track

I thought about doing a geometric pattern but I got home late AGAIN last night so it was pretty late when I started painting my nails and I wanted something a little easier. I've been really wanting to do florals all the time lately so I was like, okay, what if I just do little floral clusters kind of gradient-ing down my nails. BUT OH GOD I NEED ANOTHER COLOR FOR THAT.

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track

Luckily another color I wanted to use popped in my mind right away - this dusty, beautiful pink that is Essie Marathin. I wanted another dusty-toned color since Malia has dusty undertones and I think that Marathin was the perfect compliment. I used my second smallest dotting tool and dotted on some purple flowers, then pink flowers filling the gaps, then a couple more purple flowers, and finally all the flower centers.

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track

The centers of the flowers are Revlon Emerald. After I finished all of them I thought it might look better to use a kind of dusty pastel-ish green as the centers, so I tried one nail using OPI Thanks a Windmillion. I ended up liking the contrast of the strong jewel-toned green centers with the lighter and dustier flower colors better, so I redid them with Emerald. Luckily dots are easy and fast!

Floral cluster nail art with China Glaze Fast Track

What do y'all think of these? The color combination is highly unusual for me as of late but for some reason these colors just jumped out at me last night so I decided to go with it! At first I was like, no guys, I'm not going to use you, you are NOT FALL COLORS. But they looked so pretty and sad sitting there in front of me that I relented. The flowers were super easy and fast and fun to do which makes me happy too because I think they're pretty cute.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

11 comments:

  1. optimistic, happy and simply one! so cute.

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  2. I think you're my nail color twinsie- we seem to love all of the same colors-lol! Fast Track is one of my favorite China Glaze colors. This is adorable. And of course- is making me want to bust out Fast Track now.

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  3. Ahh this is so, so beautiful! I adore the colour combination, and Fast Track is my favourite nude of all time!

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  4. Sooo adorable! I love Fast Track on it's own, but this it just too great!

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  5. So adorable! I love the colours. I've really been loving softer, dusty shades lately. Mind you, it is actually spring here. You have no excuse! Gorgeous though. I would recommend a tea party.

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    1. omg I want to have a tea party.

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    2. but i WANT it to be spring. is that an excuse?

      also, my first thought after reading your first comment and before reading your second was "omg i want to have a tea party." samesies. let's have a trans-oceanic tea party!!

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  6. I love this. I could do flower manicures all day, every day! Great job, this is so cute.

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