This week’s inspiration comes from a beautiful flowery pattern. I love flowers but rarely use them as a pattern for my nail arts somehow. I stumbled upon the pattern that inspired me a while ago and I thought that it would be a wonderful thing to do in May since May is dedicated to green polishes (#марафонзеленыймай on Instagram).
So here’s the pattern itself:
Source: patternbank, Summer Flowers by Anana (link)
As soon as I saw the colours, I knew I wanted to use a certain polish from my stash — it matches the vibe I got from the pattern perfectly. I chose an Artdeco polish, shade 838 for this design. It’s such a beautiful turquoise for summer — bright, glossy and fun. It took two coats to get opaque and I didn’t use any topcoat! The only problem with this colour is that it’s next to impossible to capture it right in the photo. So I’m just going to leave it here — this polish is much more gorgeous in real life, I swear.
Now let’s talk nail art!
I didn’t have a pattern that was very close flower-wise to my inspiration photo so I went through my box of stamping plates and opted for a plate that I hadn’t used before. I picked two different images — one of them I used for my middle and ring fingers and another one was reserved for my thumb 🙂
I didn’t colour all of the flowers on my ring and middle finger nails and there’s a reason for that. The inspo pic has a touch of unfinishedness to it and I loved it so much so I wanted to leave some of the petals unfinished too.
And here are all the things I used for creating this flower nail art: