I finally sat down and tried the dried flowers that I had recently acquired. The pictures truly don’t do these nails justice, because they were really a lot of fun, and much more vibrant than I seemed to ever be able to capture.
For the nail color, I used Butter London Wellies. (Note: I recently got a handful of Butter London, Ciate, Sephora Formula X, Essie, and OPI polishes from TJ Maxx. I never would have thought to look there, but I will now. Each polish I bought was no more than $2. Previous to that, I did not own any Butter London, Ciate, Sephora, or Essie, simply because I didn’t want to pay those prices for colors that I could get in my ever trusty drugstore brands.)
I had already posted about the dried flowers in one of my Amazon Hauls. I used a turquoise colored flower on the accent nails, and purple small flowers on all of the nails. At first this seemed like it might be too weird of a color combo, but it worked!
This was one of the more painstaking designs I have done recently. I am finding it difficult to put into words. The flowers were definitely fragile, but could take more of a beating than I had anticipated. I mainly worked with tweezers to apply the flowers.
For the small purple ones, I used nail scissors to cut them up and make the small little flowers. These small ones are the ones that almost drove me bonkers! I quickly realized that I was not going to have enough patience to make any kind of consistent pattern, so I just let them fall where they fell.
I wish I could have captured some of the really neat details, like the tiny yellow stamens on the blue flowers, and that the stems for the purple flowers were green, not just a completely dyed flower.
I would like to comment on the nail color. This is the first time I have used Butter London. Four coats later the color was decent. I am just a little baffled as to why a polish that takes that many coats would have originally cost almost $20. Have any of you run into this with Butter London polish? Should I not judge the brand yet? I know that light colors aren’t always the best to work with, even in brands you know and love.
This stayed on until I removed it after a week. I did all the standard stuff like, dishes, housework, etc. I only sealed it with a normal top coat, so it’s not like any extra effort was put into that.
Have you tried any dried flower designs? Let me know!