Challenge · Nail art

31DC2017: Day 14 – Flowers – Tropical Turquoise Floral

Hey, y’all! I’m back again with my nail art for the “Flowers” prompt, which was inspired by this dress from Land’s End.

31DC2017: Day 14 - Flowers - Tropical Turquoise Floral | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 14 – Flowers – Tropical Turquoise Floral

I started with a base of 3 coats of China Glaze White Cap, a sheer white with heavy gold shimmer. This is unlikely to get fully opaque on its own, but it got mostly there and has such a soft, pretty effect.

31DC2017: Day 14 - Flowers - Tropical Turquoise Floral | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 14 – Flowers – Tropical Turquoise Floral

For the blue flowers, I started them all with a base of China Glaze At Vase Value, a light robin’s egg blue creme. It has an absolute crap formula (runs to the sides of the nails, refuses to self-level at all), but it works really well for nail art. I then layered on Zoya Talia (medium blue-teal) and China Glaze Man Hunt (dark blue creme), using a drier brush to make it a little more painterly.

31DC2017: Day 14 - Flowers - Tropical Turquoise Floral | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 14 – Flowers – Tropical Turquoise Floral

I added in the orange stems and flowers using Zoya Sharon, a bright orange creme. The flowers needed a little something, so I put a little China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin (light lemony yellow creme) in the middles. Finally, I added in the tiny bits of red with Orly Grave Mistake, a deep red creme, which I haven’t used in so long that I had forgotten how pretty it is!

31DC2017: Day 14 - Flowers - Tropical Turquoise Floral | Erin's Enamel
31DC2017: Day 14 – Flowers – Tropical Turquoise Floral

Speaking of forgetting how pretty things are, I busted out Zoya’s Matte Velvet top coat, and OMG! It’s very, very matte, and it just made it look like frosted glass or something like that! I ended up wearing this for three days or so because I was just that enamored with it.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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