Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black and White Floral Print

More OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, this time in flower form. I've done florals recently, but wanted this one to be a little more understated. I've always loved manicures that mix and match different elements, so I thought I'd try a stripes and floral combo with contrasting colors.

Black, white and pink were my wedding colors, so obviously this is a classic combination for me. First, I painted the base  with my go-to white, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Next, I used It's So Easy Nails Stripe Rite brush in black to paint vertical stripes up and down each nail. The brush is getting old so the lines aren't as  straight and consistence as they once were, but I'm standing by my favorite tool until the polish starts getting crusty. After the stripes dried, I painted two splotches of Kiss Me On My Tulips on each nail, then blended it separately on a palette with My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a black onyx from Sally Hansen to create light and dark variations of pink. Using my dotting tool, I layered the light pink blend, a dab of white and then a small center of the dark pink blend. I created the leaves (two for each flower) with a dab of OPI Greenwich Village.

Of course, my accent nail looked a little bare, so I decided to add one more set of flowers on my ring finger to give it some extra color. Here's the final product:

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