Good morning, readers! Floral Week with The Digit-al Dozen continues, and for Day 2 I’ve stretched the theme a bit. Floral lace shapes for the half moon part of this mani totally count for floral, right?
I was inspired by this mani on instagram by @deanne29 (who added dots to the original design by @Kayleighwaleynails ). Looking at the mani, the hardest part of the design would be the floral lace half moon cut out at the cuticle line. However, I grabbed my trusty Liquid Palisade and it was a breeze! I’ll be putting a quick video on Instagram today of how I did it, and you can see a quick picture step-by-step below as well.
- To begin, I used Liquid Palisade and painted the floral cut out shape onto the nail, and then around my nail to protect the skin from the gradient sponging. I let it dry completely.
- Next, I painted Orly Frolic, Barry M Green Berry, and KBShimmer Hugs and Wishes onto the makeup sponge. I dabbed onto the nails about 4-5 times each, and I rotated the sponge on the next nail so the colors would be in different spots.
- Once the gradient was opaque enough, I used tweezers and pulled the Liquid Palisade off to reveal clean skin and the floral cut out.
- I used acetone and my cleanup brush from Jolie Polish to get any excess polish off of the skin.
- I then used a thin nail art brush and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to carefully paint the floral petal shapes.
- I used a small dotting tool and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to add the polka dots.
- One coat of HK Girl Top Coat was then used to seal it in and help dry the design.
- Lastly, I added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat because I am obsessed with mattified nail art lately.
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