This are my nails I made before Christmas. First I wanted something which reminds of snow, Santa or presents, but finally I used dry flowers. I wanted to save them for later but I saw THIS beautifull nails on the blog I really love and I decided to use the flowers 🙂 Well my nails are not so perfect becouse before Christmas was not so much time for doing another things than just cleaning and especially not making nails so they are very simple. From the distance they look more like with lace than with flowers. I hope I will have more time to make some nice nail design for New Year’s Eve.
Last time I had dark blue gel on my toe nails so now I wanted something light and shiny. This toe nails are in dirty pink colour with shiny glitter dust which in artificial light shines gold and green. On the big toe nails I added red fimo flowers which I got from my best friend 🙂 This design is really universal. In the daytime it looks sweet and innocent but in the evening all this sparks makes great company to a open-toe stilettos:)
One of the most nice nail decorations are dried flowers. They are available in different sizes, colors and shapes. Some of them are in natural colour and another are coloured. I never buy them but prepare them by myself. My favourite are Forget me nots. They are easy to dry, have proper size to fit on nails, are enough flexible so it’s easy to attache them and they keep their color after drying. I also love that they are blue 🙂
What you need to do to prepare them is carefully detach every flower. If you don’t have experience you may destroy couple of them in the beginning becouse they are fragile. Next put them between two clean paper sheets and press them with something heavy so they will get flat. When they are dry, pick one by one carefully, some of them will stick to the paper so it may be a bit of work to collect them.
Dried Forget me nots are good for decorating both natural and gel nails, but I actually like them more on natural ones. I just put flower on wet transparent nail polish and press gently so nothing is sticking out. The base layer should be thick enough for the flower to get glued on the nail surface. When the polish is dry, apply two or three layers of top coat and wait again until the polish is dry. Ready! It’s important to let the polish dry completely, if it is still wet under the flower everything can just slide from the nail. This kind of flowers are very thin so they don’t stick out and you will not feel any bumps on the nail surface. Another nice thing about this decoration is that you will never get two identical flowers so design will always be unique..
Next time I will try to dry some white flowers and then find a way to color them:)
I think zebra pattern is very nice idea for nail design. You can make it by painting black irregular zebra stripes on white nails, or you can also achieve this effect in faster and more easy way. Just try Konad stamps. Here I used Konad plate number m57. On the top of the nails I put big shiny crystal rhinestones. I put them straight on the wet nail polish but if you want to be sure that they will not fall off, you can glue them on with nail glue. Just remember to not cover the rhinestones with top coat becouse they will loose shininess. Zebra pattern on plate m57 is for toe nails, it may not cover your nail completly if its too long. You can also make colorful zebra pattern with different colors than just black and white. Maybe in some neon colors?