Friday, July 13, 2012

NOTW: Shabby Chic Floral Print

No, this is not a nail sticker. Yes, it is extremely easy to do! Do you guys visit The Beauty Department? You should if you like nail art! That is where I got this idea from!




Nail Polishes used: left to right: SH White On, SH Green With Envy, SH Sun Kissed, Avon Speed Dry in Strawberry. This picture is very true to color.




Quick Review: I hear a lot that it is hard to find an opaque white nail polish. Sally Hansen's White On was quite opaque after the first coat! I did 2 coats just because I always do, but if your in the market for a good white, here's your polish! Plus, it's only like $2.

You will also need: Nail Polish Remover, a piece of paper, & A small eyeliner brush you do not use. They used a normal paint brush. Just make sure your brush is tiny or has a fine point. I used an angled liner brush that I got with the Wet n Wild cream liner. It worked perfectly. I used the very tip of it and had no problems whatsoever.
  1. Paint your nails the base color (white) 
  2. When that dries, add a dab of the first color you want to use (pink) to create your flowers on the piece of paper.
  3. Pour a little bit of the nail polish remover in the cap so it is easily accessible. 
  4. Dip your brush into the nail polish remover 
  5. Transfer the nail polish remover you have on your brush to the pink nail polish on the piece of paper. Mix it together.
-The idea here is to mix 1 part nail polish with 1 part nail polish remover. Once you did so, you will create little flowers on your nails, obviously. The mix will make it look like a faded/watercolor type of floral print.-

        6. Use a dabbing motion when your creating the flowers as opposed to a sweeping motion. That will make them look faded even more so and you may even be able to skip the last 2 steps.    
        7. Once your done with your first color (pink), repeat steps 2-6 for the next 2 colors.  

-It doesn't mention to change out the nail polish remover with each step, but I think that would be ideal. You will notice the nail polish remover will be tinted the colors of your nail polish and we wanna stay away from mixing colors at all costs!-

-I used the same brush for all the colors. If your going to do the same, just be sure that your wiping the brush off really well between each color. I didn't use any soap/water/brush cleanser to clean it off. I simply dipped the brush into the nail polish remover, then wiped it off with a tissue until there was nothing on it.-

        8.  Now your going to add a dab of the white nail polish on the piece of paper. Mix 1 part white nail polish and 2 or 3 parts nail polish remover. 
        9. Make the slightest little dot at the center of each flower with the white mixture. If you have used enough nail polish remover, the white will slowly spread over the flower when you put the drop down, which in turn makes it look faded. I only did this step with some of the flowers. (see step 6)

Ok! Now just add a top coat and your good to go! If your more of a visual person check out The Beauty Department for pictures to go along with the directions! I do recommend checking the real tutorial out, But still read my tips which are in italics to have an even better understanding! I hope I helped! I have a feeling im all over the place! LOL!

Good Luck!
xoxo
Erica





10 comments:

Candice said...

This looks great, and it would appear as if it was so hard to do! I love it!
x

Erica J said...

thank you! yes it was extremely easy! I hope my tips help you if you wanna re-create it!

Summer said...

Super cute, I really must try this soon! x

Bruna Araújo said...

Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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Erica J said...

Thank you Summer& Bruna!

Natalie Roseanne Peploe said...

These look so cute! I love that they aren't hard to achieve!

I found you through BlogLoveTherapy blog hop :) xx

Erica J said...

glad to have you, Natalie!

Kassica said...

Wow this looks so pretty and seems simple! I found you through the blog hop. Would you like to follow each other?

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Shelly Ann said...

I like this look. I love your creativity. New follower from the Friday Blog Hop. I hope you will follow back.
http://lovejoyjunction.blogspot.com/

Erica J said...

thank you both for stopping by and I would love to come check you both out (:

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