Looking back on some of my favorite nail art that I’ve done this past [almost] year, my favorite has always been my floral Vampire Weekend nails. I don’t think I could ever recreate them, but whenever I look at them I want to create some new floral nails, and floral nails are just so fun to do!
I decided to create some “vintage” florals this time, so I started with two coats of China Glaze V as my base, which is such a beautiful, peachy, terracotta polish. Then, I added a gradient using Zoya Jacqueline and Square Hue Westminster. I’ve never painted florals over a gradient base, but I’ve had the idea in my head for a while now. The flowers took me a few hours to paint (per hand - yes, I did both), because I wanted each nail to be unique, and they turned out just as I had hoped.
While I was at Michael’s recently, I found this really amazing brush that I wanted to show you all as well. It’s the only brush I used to paint these floral nails, and I just went back to get another one because it’s that good. It’s the 18/0 Round brush by La Corneille.
China Glaze: V, and Westside Warrior
CND: Flamingo Feather, and Tropic Coral
Essie: Fiji, Da Bush, Mind Your Mittens, and Warm & Toasty Turtleneck
Square Hue: Buckingham, and Westminster
I hope you all enjoyed these nails as much as I do, and thank you for reading! :)