Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

Cherry Blossom Nails 2

Cherry Blossom Nails

One of my favourite aspects of floral nail art is how easy it is to create by hand. It doesn’t take a lot of artistic skill and can be created with a steady hand and a few helpful tools. 

I drew the flowers in this look with a nail art pen and a dotting tool. The base is a soft “greige” (grey-beige) colour from Essie called Chinchilly. I ordered this polish online after hearing lots of hype about it and was very underwhelmed when I first saw the colour. It looked like a mud mask and I was afraid to see how it would clash with my pale skin. 

It sat in my polish drawer for months before I was brave enough to try it. As I had expected, I didn’t really like how it looked on its own. But then I had an idea: perk it up with a bit of pink. I created the pastel pink petals in this cherry blossom nail look using Something Sweet from China Glaze and the brighter pink centres using Bianca from Zoya. Once this look was completed, I decided that I really like Chinchilly…when it’s paired with pink. 

To see a tutorial of this look, click here or on the photos above. 

What do you think of this nail art? How do you wear Chinchilly?

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