Day 6 of Chalkboard’s 31 day nail challenge is VIOLET and I came up with a bold purple petunia design using my new Essence colour & go polishes! The lighter base color (3 coats) is called Essence Oh My Glitter! and it’s such a pretty, pretty purple, I just love it! It’s one of those purple shades that’s dusty, but also bright at the same time. (does that make sense ?)
Moving on to the petunia motif… I started by free-handing the petals with a detail brush and cheap black nail polish. I almost always use this NYC brand of polish called Black Lace Creme for my black nail art. This stuff was $0.98! Also, it’s nice and smooth and it doesn’t get too goopy on my brush. It’s just a great cheapo polish to have on hand! Then I filled in the black outlines with Essence Break Through, a deep magenta-tinted purple. The flowers came out big and bold but luckily they don’t outshine my gorgeous base color! I like that my eye keeps catching the pink and purple micro-glitter that’s in there. Here’s a close-up of Oh My Glitter! so you can see ….
Want to see more purple manicures? Here’s the inlinkz for 31DC2013 violet theme…
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Pretty flowers! 🙂
Thnx Lisa 😀
That Oh My Glitter! is sooo pretty!
the flowers are cool. love the base color so pretty
I love the petunias and the base color! Beautiful design!
This was cool!
Oh these are super pretty!! I love the sticker effect of the flowers! I also love that purple, I bought it recently and it’s just lovely!
I really love these! I’m in love with that base color- Love Essence! I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Click here to find out more! http://thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/ive-been-nominated-for-a-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you Beth!
Darn, The Polish Influenza got to you first! But either way, because of your blog and its versatility, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Take a look here: http://thisjenngirl.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/versatile-blogger-award/
Thanks so much Jenn!
I looooove these flowers! So big and bold and pretty!!
I love those! So cute 🙂 that’s the same black that I use!! 🙂 now I just need to find a white that works just as well…