After I had to take off my apple manicure on Thursday, I ended up painting my nails with just one color, because I ran out of time that night. That happens more and more often lately... but I can't say that I hate it. I have so many untrieds... If I do nail art, I just can't take it off the next night (usually). There's a lot more time involved and I want to enjoy what I painted. With just polish, I don't feel bad at all if I take it off the next night to use another color.
So this Thursday night, I painted my nails with one of those untrieds, essie Bikini so Teeny. I had hoped that this would be my perfect cornflower blue, but at least in the bottle, it is not blue enough. Also, I wasn't sure about the glitter. On the nails, this color is somewhat different than in the bottle. I wish there were still some cornflowers blooming, so I could compare... well, next spring then.
I really liked the color and the next night, when I was browsing through my inspiration folder, I stopped at this cute dandelion manicure. I think it was created using some stamp, but I don't have that, so my good old brush had to do the job.
I painted one more coat of Bikini so Teeny, because, well, I wore it for a day already and hadn't topcoated it the night before. Tipwear was the obvious result. I had three coats of that polish on now and put one more coat of BeYu 393 on top. 393 is a silver glitter polish, but it's no clear base... rather a pearly silver one. One more of my untrieds. I only noticed it later, but the BeYu considerably changed the color of the essie. It's a lot darker, bluer now. Maybe it's closer to my cornflower blue...
First, I tried to paint the dandelion with white polish, but I couldn't work as detailed as I wanted to, so I switched to white acrylic paint. Much better. So on my pinky, the dandelion was painted with polish, the rest is acrylic paint.
I finished the whole thing with one coat of essence BTGN Top Sealer and that's it. I was really happy when my co-workers could identify them as dandelions. Yay. I'm about to take the mani off now. Not sure what I want to do next. I need to research for the upcoming challenge themes...
So what do you think of the dandelions? Is it weird to paint them in almost-fall?