Saturday, 22 June 2013

Summer Flowers + Pink Gradient

Hello you lovely people!! MY EXAMS ARE OVER!!! Doing nothing has never felt SO GOOD, they finished a couple of days ago but I've been a bit busy and taking a break is ok. I feel FREE!! Haha. Posts will hopefully getting more frequent again (tres excitement) and improvements are to be made. Also I got some EXTREMELY EXCITING MAIL that I screamed over and such, so post on that soon. I love floral nails so it made sense to do some, I felt there a definite summer vibe to the look.

Taking the plunge and going for the big pictures, I've hesitated for a long time about this because come on THE PICTURES ARE ENORMOUS!! I wish there was a happy medium picture size but that doesn't exist so big pictures are happening. Hopefully we will all get used to it and I'll eventually change all my pictures to be big. Cause once you go big, there's no going back.
The glitter saved my gradient, it wasn't bad but it wasn't that good either. My favourite flower is the one on my thumb, it's proportioned which is everything I could ever ask for ;)

Peach/Orange: Essie - Tart Deco
Light Pink: Per Una - Pink (no name)
The 2 bases before any nail art looked SO nice, it had happy vibes coming off and I would've been happy just wearing them by themselves. Tart Deco is also one of my favourite ever nail polishes, the colour is just the best. In 2 easy coats, short nails could easily get away with one. Even I could've got away with one if my coats were thicker. The Per Una polish didn't have a great formula (3 coats and still a little streaky) but it's my only light/middle pink and it's a nice colour. 
Blue: Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Turquoise: The Face Shop - GR501
Green: Illamasqua - Nomad
On the blue flowers I dabbed some Barry M - Blue Moon, Models Own - Indian Ocean and OPI - Last Friday Night. For the turquoise flowers I added some Barry M - Aqua Glitter which aren't that prominent but are nice touches. Of course I did details with Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Middle Pink: Orly - Basket Case
Dark Pink: Per Una - Fuchsia (no name) and Color Club - Wing Fling
Glitter: OPI - I Lily Love You
I Lily Love You looks so great here, I used 2 coats over the gradient. It looks a bit thick and that wasn't helped with the subservient topcoat I used on top. 

In general I think it's pretty fun. I love me some flowers, these are the kind I draw all over the place. Summer is the best season colour-wise as I wear brights all year, during the summer it's the most accepted.

Hey thank you for reading, It feels good to be back with some freedom :P I hope you have a great weekend!!! :D


  1. These are so pretty! Awesome spring/summer vibe, and I love the gradient/floral combo. Really fabulous detail on your flowers too!

    Love the big pics, and congrats on getting through exams! ^_^

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth!! The summer vibe is the best, I think gradients and flowers are some of my favourites too. I've been working hard on those flowers, glad you like the big pictures (still getting used to the gigantority)!!! Exams being over might be the best feeling ever :D

  2. Yay for freedom!!! and your accents definitely reminds me of bright and pretty swimsuits if not surf pants! :D I think you did a fantastic job for the flowers! Hmm, I don't see what's wrong with the gradients! They look absolutely gorgeous here! :)

    Oooh!! Can't wait to hear what's the excitement all about! The picture size is great btw! I think having them big would ease those reading your blog via mobiles or something. hahaha!! It's a good change ;)

    1. The print on swimsuits/swim pants are so bright and happy, I see where you're coming from :) Thank you about my flowers (I love flowers) and the gradients, I've never been completely confident with them :D
      The excitement is so great, containing it is the hard part :P Thanks about the picture size, I think it's good so people won't have to enlarge photos, cause if people are lazy (like me) they won't be bothered. Also it's good to see all the details :)