Saturday, January 11, 2014

Inspiration Nation: Freckled Finger Nails

Been a long time since you've seen one of these posts hasn't it? 

When I saw THIS design by Freckled_Finger_Nails on Instagram I instantly fell in love. This design has been on my mind for quite a while now and I'm so glad that I've finally been able to try it out. I'm not going to lie, it wasn't easy. I tried for hours trying to get the right technique for the water colored roses and I can't tell you how many times I failed. I finally googled some water colored nails and found the right technique! 

All you have to do is mix acrylic paint and water to make the water color mixture. Then you take your brush and draw a bumpy circle. Once the pain starts to dry I sucked up the wet part with a q-tip. Then I just kept adding circles smaller and smaller until I felt they looked rosy! 

So, I started with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways. For my index and pinky I taped off the stripes and sponged on Color Club Miss Bliss to give it a vintage sort of look. Then I created the roses using the technique above and red and green acrylic paints. I topped everything off with some Poshe to give it a great shine.

I am so in love with these nails! I think I wore them for 4 days which is almost unheard of for me ;) Thanks so much Freckled_Finger_Nails for creating such beautiful and inspirational nail art! 

Thanks loves :)