Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vintage Rose Art Nail Tutorial! Color Club Hydrangea & More

I've been wanting to try a rose for a while and on this lazy Sunday I figured, why not?

Here is the finished product:

Cute, right?  Well, I must admit, this is a bit of trial, error, and cover-up.  Let me show you the process!

Here is what I used:


From left to right:
  • NYC 00 Clear Polish (not a top coat, but I'm out of Seche and this stuff works well)
  • China Glaze Exotic Encounters
  • Orly Ancient Jade
  • Dotting tools/toothpicks (although I ended up only using the dotting tools)
  • Zoya Reagan
  • Barielle Jewelie Box
  • Color Club Hydrangea

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 Two coats of Color Club Hydrangea, which I purchased from Nail Polish Required's blog-sale, and a coat of NYC New York Color clear polish.

I added 4 irregular spots of light pink, Jewelie Box by Barielle.  To add these, I just used the regular brush.


Using a dotting tool, I added some depth to the petals with Zoya Regan.  


I decided the Zoya and Barielle were too contrasting, so I added a couple more "petals" with this 10 Professional Lacquer in Pink-A-Boo. This was a random CVS find from years ago, and it's a highly pigmented bubblegum pink.


Using a dotting tool, I added leaves in China Glaze Exotic Encounters.  Since roses are wild and imperfect yet also perfect, you can freehand this quite easily for a nicely vintagey and realistic look.
 

Last step: I used the same dotting tool with Orly Ancient Jade for a few lighter colored leaves.


Outside, in sun, no flash
Outside, no flash, in the sun

I love this and it was surprisingly easy!!  I haven't been in the mood for glitter and glitter removal lately, so I've been sticking to basic colors like this.  This accent nail has the perfect amount of interest, in my opinion.  It is easy enough to do that you could easily do both hands, but I don't have the patience, LOL.

I finished the mani with two coats of NYC Clear Polish and then went back and added a bit of a Covergirl sparkle topcoat to just the tips. I didn't take a picture, but it was nice...and I'm a magpie, I need a DASH of sparkle!

What do you think?
xoxo,
Lacey

PS:
For sources I looked at Misch's Beauty Blog and As the Sakura Falls. Google found 'em for me. Thanks ladies!

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