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Dried Flowers

Dried Flower Nail Art

 

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. 

Dried Flower Nail ArtDried Flower Nail ArtI tried to capture these in a few different types of lighting, but….meh.  Hopefully you can catch the drift of what was up with these.

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!

IMG_1829This 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!

Talk later!

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