Sunday, 16 November 2014

Really Rad Roses - amazing technique for rose patterns

Howdy partners! 

This week I've been going floral crazy, as opposed to just regular crazy. I absolutely adore floral prints and I've tried a couple of times in the past to do my own rose-style design, but I've only ever managed to successfully fail (wow, how's that for an oxymoron!)

A few weeks ago, however, midway through one of my Instagram stalking sessions, I saw a video posted by the amazingly talented Drommelakken in which she showed her followers a technique to create rose patterns that I've not come across before. Needless to say, it had to be tested. Here is the result: 

Not bad, right?! The colours I used were pretty simple, no fancy brands or anything but all really gorgeous shades:

17 Supreme Shine, Miami
H&M's Pink Lilac
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 445, I-rush Luck
H&M's Mint Madness

And here, ladies and gents, is the technique:

1) This is a given, but 2 coats of the white polish before anything else
2) Blob on some circles using the lighter pink. It's better if the circles aren't completely perfect as it gives a more realistic flower shape. 
3) Before the pink completely dries, blob on a smaller amount of the darker pink on top of the lighter circles and, using a toothpick or a nail art brush, swirl the two shades together. 
4) For the leaves, apply the exact same technique, using two different shades of green, but obviously make them more leaf-shaped. I just dragged the polish brush over the nail a small amount to create mine. 

It's honestly the best technique I've found thus far for rose nails, definitely one I'll be using again and it was super easy, guys! No matter what level you're at or how artsy you are, you can easily recreate this look in hardly any time at all! :)