Day 14 of the Oh Mon Dieu Challenge is FLORAL. I usually think bright springy colors when I hear the word FLORAL… so I went the opposite way with this one. Today’s manicure is a nice warm earthy daisy design!
I started with a few base coats of a unnamed peachy color called Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nourishing Nail Color from my SH french manicure kit. Then I sponged some Garden Green by AVON on my tips. Garden Green is such a spectacular polish- it’s a deep natural looking green with slight shimmer that makes it glow. And it’s uber-opaque which makes it perfect for nail art. In fact, some of my favorite polishes for nail art are from AVON. I could do a whole post about a yellow called Inspire that I’ve used 7 times already on my blog (wonder if anyone noticed). After all my tips were green, which looked pretty cool BTW, I dotted on some daisies using NYC French White Tip. The center of the daisies was then dotted on using a mustard yellow called Pull Over by Sinful Colors. I added some Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat et voila! Earthy floral french mani with daisies!
View the other floral creations here:
14. Flowers :
The red mani that I’m wearing today kind of went in a different direction than I planned.. but it came out cool! Originally I wanted a french manicure with red tips. So I free-hand painted some red french tips on my nails using a Sephora by OPI polish called And a Cherry on Top. Sephora describes it as an opaque vivid maraschino. I have a mini-sized bottle of this polish and the small brush is perfect for hand-painting french manis. Well, it came out more dramatic than I expected! I loved my blood-red tips! They were shiny red and hot hot hot! I would’ve taken pics but it was late at night and dark out.
Keeping in mind that I had to attend a family event today – I felt the need to soften the look a bit. I went ahead and topped it off with a coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nourishing Nail Color – the sheer nude that came with my SH French Manicure Kit. Unfortunately the red didn’t shine through well after applying the nude topcoat. So I put a row of tiny dots using more of my And a Cherry on Top. Then I slightly mixed both the cherry and the nude polishes together and then dabbed it on my tips with a q-tip to give a blotchy effect. Mixing the two colors really transformed the maraschino to a hot pink. It came out kinda cool…a different play on the regular old french manicure!
Sometime soon I’ll have to try out my And a Cherry on Top again- it’s a luscious red!! I don’t have a favorite red polish yet, so maybe this could be the one? Do you have a favorite red ?