It's my birthday today, yay! :) So of course I had to do at least a bit special manicure to celebrate the day. Just couple days ago I saw this gorgeous manicure by Emilia from Dreaming About Nails and I just had to try those flowers myself. The original design is from Lacquerstyle.com and she has a great tutorial video in her post about the desing if you want to try it your self.
My flower petals aren't really as neat as the ones I used as an inspiration for this manicure, but oh well, at least I tried once again some hand painting and since it's my birthday, I'm not going to be too hard on myself.
I did the gradient using two gorgeous Picture Polish lacquers: Cyan and Lagoon. I first painted two coats with Cyan and then did the gradient with both of the polishes. This time I wanted only my tips to be darker, so I only used little bit of Lagoon. This turned out to be quite fun look as it looks like a combination between regular gradient and glitter gradient because of those glitters in Lagoon.
For the flowers I used OPI Angel With a Leadfoot and a tiny nail art brush. I should have probably practiced these flowers just a bit before trying them on nail since the first one (middle finger nail) turned out a bit too edgy and the second one (ring finger nail) turned out a tad too wonky, lol. I still liked this look quite a bit and I think this was a perfect mani to celebrate my birthday.
Products used for the manicure
Base Coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Picture Polish Cyan and Lagoon
Top Coat: INM Out the Door
Decorations: Hand painted with small nail art brush and OPI Angel With a Leadfoot