Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dandelions at Sunset :)

 These nails I'm posting today are actually for a few weeks back. My partner and I recently purchased a house and we got the keys last Friday so I have spent a week gardening and cleaning like a maniac. Digging in the dirt and scrubbing for hours with bleach isn't great for nail health and nail polish so I haven't done any nice manicures! I have somehow managed not to break any nails though!!! I was so worried I'd break my 1.5 year no break streak! *Knock on wood*

Anyway,  I didn't manage to post this particular manicure at the time I was wearing it as that was in the week lead up to our engagement party and I had heaps of stuff to do! (I did have time to make my nails nice....just no time to post on the blog). I think it's a winner though!

 

 I first painted my nails with Essie Tart Deco and then used a makeup sponge to make the gradient with Tart Deco, OPI Atomic Orange and China Glaze Heli-yum. 



 The dandelion is from a MoYou London plate- Kitty collection 02. I actually have 2 MoYou london plates with dandelions (also Pro 06), but the Pro 06 dandelions are too big to fit on my nails =(

I've wanted to do dandelion nails for a very long time. I think they are so pretty and I love having the little seeds flying off on the adjacent nails. 

I used Konad stamping polish in black :)

 I managed to take a quick picture of Essie Tart Deco by itself before I sponged on the gradient. It was so beautiful I wanted to show it off alone. I have been searching for years for this exact colour coral polish: not quite pink, not quite orange and slightly pastel. Holy Grail!!

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post :)

Thanks for visiting xx

12 comments:

  1. beautiful! It really reminds me of summer;)

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  2. Wow amazing! I love what you did with the plate, I have the same one and never thought of using the stamps that way.

    Lovely choice of colors for the gradient :) Best of luck in the Moyou contest

    BTW, your blog requests a captcha verification before being able to leave a comment, you can disable that option from the blogger panel (Settings->Post and Comments->Show word verification )

    Bye!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I hate having to figure out those word verification things! I had no idea my blog had it haha.

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    2. The same thing happened to me!...I'm also new to this whole blogger thing.

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    3. Well thanks for sharing :) Ill have to pass it along to other too

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  3. I love this - the gradient is flawless! And the colours remind me of a sunset! The dandelions looks so pretty! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I've always had trouble with sponged gradients. I think this one turned out well only because the colours were all very similar.

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