First off Barry M Naill effects were 2 for £6 this weekend in Superdrug - Not sure when this deal is ending but I got the Black Nail Sequin and the Yellow and Blue Confetti... I also treated my self to a Glittery Purple/ Pea Mint Green!
I'm not sure whether I'm missing a trick with the Black Sequin Varnish, but the sequins aren't showing up as nicely as they are in the pot... I tried putting the polish on by its self quite thickly, then again thinly and then ontop of an old MUA (Shade 1) Midnight colour. If I am missing a trick please, please comment below and give me a heads up, but for the me this is quite a 'Grunge', 'Winter' or 'S&M/Rhianna' look.
So the next experiment - The Princess Pink Mani. If you've taken the time to read through my last post I was looking for a Perfectly Pink Mani to put in my display pic as after all I am The Pink Princess Z, and was thinking of something along the lines of my Vera Wang Pink Princess Perfume Bottle.
And finally... Wild Flower Printing, this was inspired by two things:
1) Maria's Nail art and Polish Blog - Maria's Nail Art and Polish Blog is a blog I follow which does a lot of hand painted flowers, something I don't yet have the patience or ability to do but wish I could!
2) My walk home from work - There is a flower on a bush I walk past every night from work and wondered what it would look like if I dipped it in nail varnish and then printed it on to a nail varnish.
Yes I am just a little bit nail potty. Anyway I wondered whether using small flowers they'd print in a flower shape (saving me a lot of time and effort hand detailing)... Typically I got to my mums and the smallest flower she had wasn't even a forget me not, anyway I mainly used grasses and this plant called a Buddleia. Below is a quick look at the results...
No.5 Wild flower/Namitia? : LOVE LOVE LOVE. So I picked this one fresh but it had started to dry and curl a bit when it got round to the artsy bit, but this actually helped create the 'Butterfly' effect you see. Which I love if you couldn't tell. & Bonus! I didn't have to press it down - this was a pretty mess free effect just involved wiggling the flower around in the varnishes, and then wiggling it around on the nail a bit.
No.6 Grass Type 3: I LOVE this too. No. 6 & 5 are my faves. This one is so rainbow, peacock, summer. I didn't have to press with this grass I just did a bit of wiggling, as described above and more dabbed on the corners, took a while to get the layering but I adore the end result.
If you are going to try printing by wild flowers I would do a test first to see how your selection comes out and I would also make sure you have about 8 of them available, as they can get pretty gammy after one nail and it all gets stuck together and the pattern isn't as defined.
I hope you really enjoyed reading this post and maybe got a pinch of inspiration. Let me know what your thoughts are and be sure to comment with a link to your blog if you try any Wild Flower Printing. (I can also turn this into two separate posts if you wish...)
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