Gradient Flowers

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
 

18 comments

  1. Nämä on nätit :) Tämä idea pitää pistää mieleen, jos joskus haasteissa tulee käsinmaalaus :D tai tuskin maltan odottaa edes siihen hetkeen, että kokeilen tätä.

    Oikein ihanaa synttäripäivää! :)

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    1. Kiitos paljon Heidi! :) Tää on kyllä hauska idea eikä ihan tuhottoman vaikeakaan, kannattaa ehdottomasti kokeilla. :)

      Kiitos. <3

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  2. Cool mani.

    Happy Birthday!

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  3. Mä tykkään näistä kovasti ja käsinmaalauksetkin on oikein onnistuneet! :)

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    1. Kiitos paljon, kiva kuulla, että ne näyttää onnistuneilta! :)

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  4. Congrats to you, one day late, sorry....
    A beautiful manicure for your day. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Glad to hear you liked the manicure. :)

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  5. Ihanat! Hyvää syntymäpäivää:)

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  6. it reminds me of summer and sea :) very lovely

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    1. That sounds really great, thank you! :)

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  7. Tosi kauniit! Nuo lakat näyttää liu'ussa tosi kivalta ja maalaukset on onnistunu hienosti :)

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    1. Kiitos Emilia! Ja erityiskiitos tietysti inspiraatiosta. :)

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  8. Ah mitkä värit ja mun on ehdottomasti hommattava joku kunnollisempi tai useampi pieni sivellin, mun ruusutkin meni ihan plörinäksi. Tosi hienosti onnistunut käsin maalaus ja gradient :) Niin ja myöhästyneet synttärionnittelut! Cake for everyone!

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Kunnollinen sivellin on kyllä ehdoton, mun oma alkaa olemaan vähän räjähtänyt ja se ikävä kyllä näkyy jäljessäkin, mutta suosittelen kyllä ostamaan kunnollisen kerralla, helpottaa hommaa huomattavasti! :) Kiitokset myös onnitteluista. :)

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  9. Oooh those flowers are gorgeous, I think you copied them perfectly! The glitter at the end is subtle, but at the same time adds so much to the design!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy to hear that you think so! :)

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