#mommysmanimonday: Summer Floral freehand nail art

My theme this week for my Mommy’s mani group was Floral – aside from dots, one of my very favorite things to do. I took the opportunity to get some freehand practice in. I was originally planning a springy theme, but when everything came together and I had picked my colors, it was decidedly summery looking.

I started off this mani by painting two coats of Sally Hansen – Coral Reef on my pointer and pinky fingers and Barielle – Going to the Chapel on my middle and ring fingers. I put on a coat of Seche Vite and allowed it to dry completely.

I’ve done manis like this before and I wanted to try to set this one apart a little bit. Instead of my usual dot pattern, I did little random triple dots on the coral-colored nails with Going to the Chapel and a small dotting tool. Once those nails were done, I got to work on painting my floral accent nails.

Summer Floral nails
Summer Floral nails

For the flowers and leaves painting, I used Sally Hansen – Coral Reef, Sally Hansen – Sun Kissed, Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow and Funky Fingers – Bizerk Turq. Using a fine liner brush I created the stems and leaves. All of the other floral elements and the butterfly were doing using various sizes of dotting tools.

I didn’t start with any set plan, but placing the stems and greenery gave me a basic guide to where I would put flowers and other elements. The rest is just doodling with nail art tools and trying different styles and best of all – having fun!

Once I was done with the flowers I coated everything with Seche Vite and allowed it to dry completely. I wanted these to be matte, so I used the Fresh Paint matte top coat. Not sure if I like it very much, it was very thick and hard to get smooth, though the final effect looked quite nice!

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Barielle – Going to the Chapel
  • Sally Hansen – Coral Reef
  • Sally Hansen – Sun Kissed
  • Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow
  • Funky Fingers – Bizerk Turq
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Fresh Paint – Matte Top Coat

Overall – absolutely thrill with how these came out. The floral nails just came together and I really ended up liking the nails with the triple dots on them, since it was a bit out of the ordinary!

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