Lookin’ pretty in pink: Cherry blossom nail art

Well…it’s been like ten days since I last posted something.  My days are definitely blending together, because I had no idea until I saw the date of my last post that it had been that long. :/

Obviously this also means that I have yet again–for real this time–quit the Blogger Bragger Autumn Nail Art Challenge.  I did technically have Week 7’s pink mani finished on time, but I had spent all day Saturday at a conference and just did not feel like writing a post.  And then I just sort of forgot about it…

But I am going to at least keep taking inspiration from the weekly prompts.  So here is the nail art that I did for the challenge.  I used ALIQUID Lacquer Cherry Festival, FingerPaints Paper Mache, and Essie Russian Roulette.

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This is actually not what I meant to do.  I had just the white chevron  for my original idea, but it looked sort of boring so I thought I would add a nice little red outline for a pop of color.  Freehanding that outline was apparently not my best idea, because it took a pretty wide stripe before I was finally able to straighten things out.  It’s not bad, but I didn’t particularly like that design on my nail and I really wanted to wear Cherry Festival for a little while longer.

So, I tried something new.  Cherry blossoms, to go with Cherry Festival!  I used Paper Mache as the background, Zoya Louise for the branches, and the blossoms themselves are Sinful Colors Cotton Candy and Kleancolor Pastel Pink.

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I like how these turned out.  Do they look like real cherry blossoms?  Probably not.  But I think the overall mani is cute, which I am honestly surprised by because, well, I hate pink.  Cherry Festival is a polish I bought out of curiosity, but it actually turned out to be really pretty and I wore it for a few days before taking it off.  And the cherry blossoms were so easy that I am probably going to adapt the design for the upcoming Challenge Your Nail Art fall challenge.  Which is a challenge that I will stick with!

One thought on “Lookin’ pretty in pink: Cherry blossom nail art

  1. Pingback: Challenge Your Nail Art Fall-ing for Nail Art theme, Day 1-Fall leaves and trees | Nails, the Final Frontier

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