Thursday, October 17, 2013

Smoky Flowers Are Still Flowers

I went for another one stroke mani but this one (obviously) went down the lane of failed manis - hahaha

Why then am I sharing it with you all? Because the colours are lovely together and because regardless of everything else, I actually felt quite elegan with these!

Plus!, they taught me a very valuable lesson - I know what I'm doing wrong! My strokes are too big!! 

When you're watching a video tutorial, naturally the nail is shown in macro mode, right? Well, let's just say I forget about it, don't adjust my proportions scale and bam! ;)
Does it happen to you as well, somehow? 

Still, here's today's mani:

Black, red and white go so beautifully together, don't you think?! :)

I started by applying two coats of my favourite black nail polish: Purple Professional No.18.
The two coats weren't really needed but I was feeling like taking the time ;)

I then picked up my angled brush and went about doing flowers using white and red acrylic paint.
Nothing too fancy and you can see where the paint just wasn't enough (even though I did two coats for each flower...)

I added a black centre to each flower also and added a top coat.

Although they're not perfect I still like the smoky effect they got - my lack of technique has it advantages afterall: who'd have known? ;)

Hope you had a lovely day - the week's almost over and I can't help but think 'Thank God It's (Almost) Friday'! :)

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *


  1. ah perfeição :D
    Um grande beijinho****

  2. Oh, I love them sweetie and I don't think they are fail at all. The thing with one strokes is that you can get away with anything you make and you achieved an awesome blended effect - the petals look almost like a ribbon. I hope you know what I mean ;) I also love how they contrast with a black base :)

    1. hahahah - indeed, you can (almost) get away with anything!
      Although you're right and the effect is nice, they're still not as neat as I'd like them to be ;)
      But thank you - you're always nice and motivating, sweetie! <3

  3. Gorgeous :)

    1. Thank you very much, bubbly brunette! :D

  4. They look very nice! I can't really see the one stroke technique although I know it's there, but they still look very very good! The overall look is gorgeous and you're totally right: the colors look fab together! Anyhow, you know how to draw flowers way better than I do ;)

    1. That's the thing - I still gotta nail the one-stroke thing: it's like magic to me - unatainable yet ;)
      And as for mbeing able to draw flowers - it helps that I like the pattern so much :D

  5. This really looks very elegant!!

    1. Thank you so much, Anastasia! I felt the same! :D


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