31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 19: Floral Print Nails

I was at a loss today. I didn’t want to do any dotting tool flowers but knew I couldn’t really freehand any flowers unless I wanted my nails to look messy and silly. Stamping to the rescue! As much as I try to stay away from stamping during these challenges, I know that I am just NOT good enough to whip out my nail art brushes and come up with something amazing. Well, let me tell you that stamping didn’t help me much today anyway. I actually did two looks today and I am not really happy with either. I’ll show you the one I settled on first and then I will show you the one that made me try again.

First, I started with OPI We’ll Always Have Paris.

OPI We'll Always Have Paris Swatch          OPI We'll Always Have Paris Swatch

We’ll Always Have Paris is one of my favorite dark polishes from one of my favorite collections: La Collection De France. This polish is just so pretty, super pigmented and shiny.

OPI We'll Always Have Paris Essie Nothing Else Metals BM 323          OPI We'll Always Have Paris Essie Nothing Else Metals BM 323

I used Bundle Monster stamp BM 323 for this rose design and alternated white roses and metallic roses (using Essie Nothing Else Metals.) Why did I do that? I have no idea. I was just kind of irritated and frustrated with my first design. Are you ready to see it?

China Glaze Classic Camel Swatch          China Glaze Classic Camel Swatch with flower

Ehhhh….I don’t know what to say about these either. I wish I had just stuck with my simple mani of We’ll Always Have Paris and stopped there. As I’ve said before…not every mani is going to be a winner and clearly these are way at the bottom of the totem pole.  The next challenge calls for delicate print…what the heck am I gonna do then?? At least I have a few days to think about it.

 



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15 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 19: Floral Print Nails

  1. Oh boy… Those yellow ones… I just don’t know. Haha. The dark red ones tho I do like! The alternating of the rosey metallic and white is different but it looks nice. Good stamping. 🙂 I actually really like that We’ll Always Have Paris!! I’m not a big fan of reds but these super dark burgundy shades have caught my attention lately. I think I’ll need to find some. I don’t think I have any… better check first. 🙂 Delicate… good luck w that. I resorted to stamping. :p

    1. I know I can always count on your equally critical eye. lol They are pretty hideous as far as I’m concerned but I know that I’m going to find a way to use those flowers. I got a little container of them in the prize pack I won from Amanda’s blog a few months ago. I had been wanting to use them forever but just didn’t know how–apparently I still don’t know how to use them. lol

  2. You are your worst critic. I like both designs. The roses look best in the metallic polish, that would be a nice look for the holidays. And the yellow flowers look more freehand. I think that would’ve worked for the next challenge of delicate print.
    Beautiful work. 🙂

    1. Awww…thank you! 🙂 I think I liked the metallic stamping the best. In fact, I am probably going to end up doing some stamping for the delicate print challenge.

  3. I LOVE your stamped mani (why do I have to be so absolutely terrible at stamping?! SHAKES FIST!) With that being said, I also think your first attempt is very pretty!

  4. Ah…hmm. The yellow ones…points for creativity and I guess even execution! Is that China Glaze Trendsetter and China Glaze I’m Not Lion? Still both untrieds for me, haha.
    I love that We’ll Always Have Paris. I kinda agree about maybe just sticking with that color. 😉 I think I’d like this one more if the stamping had been gold or bronze.
    I feel rude posting semi-critical comments on your manis…but we’re pals and I heart you bigtime! 🙂

    1. Hahaha…if your friends won’t tell you the truth, who will? lol If that’s the case, Nicole is my BEST FRIEND. hahahahaha! But seriously, I am probably more critical than anyone and the yellow nails are just…bad. The color is actually Classic Camel but Trendsetter is another one of those kinda icky colors. I don’t think I have used it in eons.

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