12 4 / 2012

My nails today, inspired by the most awesome rose nail art ever over at Emerald Sparkled, and the flakie sponging technique I first saw on Pshiiit. Also maybe the Snow White themed everything soaked into my subconscious.

For my sponged nails, I used Essie Wicked as a base coat, and then sponged from the tips upwards with a teensy bit of Nfu Oh 51 and China Glaze Ruby Pumps. It is super fiery and vampy and sparkly in person.

Under the roses, I started with a base of OPI’s Designer De Better, which is a silvery foil with subtle rosy undertones that go very well with the other colours in this mani. I just blobbed on some rose shapes with a basic red, then used my dotting tools and a black striper brush to make the black outlines and add some different red polish highlights.