May Challenge, Part Two: Inspired by Nature

Hello all! To refresh your memory, I’m participating in a challenge sponsored by the Hobby Polish Bloggers group. It’s an “easy” challenge – only 4 to do. Here is my first challenge, inspired by fashion. Today’s challenge is “inspired by nature”. This is my inspiration:


This is a shirt that I have, and love to wear. Yes, I know it’s cheating a bit to use a shirt, which technically is fashion, but it’s flowered, so it’s nature! 😛

I started off with a base of NOPI’s Strike a Pose:



This is such a perfect pink coral color. I kind of didn’t want to paint over it! I then added rounded splotches of color on top of it with a nail art brush: OPI’s My Vampire is Buff, SOPI Seriously It’s a Naan Issue (dark purple), OPI Planks a Lot (light purple); for the leaves/stems I used Sally Hansen Green With Envy (light green) and Color Club Wild Cactus (dark green).






Yes, my cuticles are a bit oily. I realized after I had taken some pictures that my cuticles were super dry, so I moisturized those suckers up. What do you think of my free-form flowers? As this is my first free-form flowers using a brush, I’m really really happy with how they turned out, and I’m really happy with how they compare to my inspiration! Be sure to check out the other links in the collection – click the blue frog below:

So, what’s on your nails today? I’d love to see them! Post them to my facebook page or link it up in the comments!

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