Shabby Chic Rose Manicure

I haven’t done a BHB Thursday challenge in a long (long!) time, however, when the prompt was announced to be hand-painted roses, I knew I had to get in on it, since I love rose manicures.

I started this mani by laying down my base color. I used Color Club – Endless (pale pink) – love this polish! Has a lovely formula and the color is very light and airy, perfect for spring! I applied a coat of Seche Vite to each nail to aid with drying time.

Using a medium dotting tool, I placed dots on me pointer and ring finger with Going to the Chapel. On my pinkie, I used a narrow striping brush and added the white stripes (I haven’t mastered this yet, which is why I usually use tape lol). On my middle finger, I used the brush of Going to the Chapel to paint a thick white bar down the middle of the nail. I left about 2 mm of pink showing on each side. I used a large dotting tool and Endless to create dots overlapping the white stripe on either side and a small dotting tool with Going to the Chapel to dot inside each pink dot – this gives it a simple lace look. I added two pink stripes of Endless down the middle of the white portion with a striping brush.

Shabby Chic Roses
Shabby Chic Roses

Finally, I was ready to start in on the roses. I used the brush of Sally Hansen – Bubblegum Pink to paint some rough blobs in different locations on each nail. Using a small detail brush, I painted the details of the roses using Sally Hansen – Fuchsia Power and Endless. Then, I used Color Club – Twiggie to paint the leaves. I put a coat of Seche Vite over everything to seal it in and aid in drying time.


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Color Club – Endless
  • Color Club – Twiggie
  • Barielle – Going to the Chapel
  • Sally Hansen – Bubblegum Pink
  • Sally Hansen – Fuchsia Power
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

I love how this mani came out and I definitely feel like my roses are getting better and better each time I do them!