Monday, July 1, 2013

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Flowers - Daisies

The Nail Challenge Collaborative theme for the month of July is Flowers.  A nice easy, low stress theme!  I really can't wait to see what the ladies will create with this one!  I am going to try and come up with some fun and different designs, fingers crossed that I can pull them off!

My first design was inspired by a recent polish purchase.  A couple weekends ago I picked up my first Spa Ritual polishes.  I saw them sitting on the shelf and knew they had to be mine!  The shades were totally me and they looked beautiful together.

I started with two coats of Introspective, a lovely, soft and shimmery sage green. The formula was a tad thin and if I was wearing it alone I would have added a third coat.

Just look at that shimmer! Gorgeous!

I added my flowers using Peace & Harmony and a dotting tool.  I used a striping brush on my ring finger.

Lastly, I added my centers using Transcend and a dottng tool.

My flowers didn't turn out exactly like I wanted.  I have wonky daisies, but they still look interesting.  When it comes to freehanding flowers you really can't go that wrong.  I think I still need to work on this skill though! 
I love the shimmers in these polishes! They are all so pretty.  I am worried about the formula for Peace & Harmony and Transcend,  they both seem like many coaters.  I'll save that for another day!


  1. I love the color combo. Your daisies look great against the mint background!

  2. I love that base color! And your new blog layout is great!

  3. They still look pretty good! I really like it :)

  4. I really like them, I love how you didn't use really in-your-face colours for your daisies, they look so pretty.

  5. Wow, this is sooo pretty! I love the soft colors you chose; they work well with the daisies! :)

    ~ Yun

  6. That base colour looks great with the flowers!

  7. these are awesome...i love that you just did them and didn't add outline or anything, they look cute and natural!

  8. oh that is really pretty! i love the subtlety!

  9. That green background is so pretty! I'm not a huge green fan, but these sage-y greens are my favorite and are just too pretty to pass up. Very cute!


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