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Vintage Roses, aka Cath Kidson nails

Good morning peeps!

This week, I did potentially the best nail art I've ever done! I've been wanting to do vintage roses for a loooong time, I've seen them about the place loads and always eyed them up jealously, thinking that I would make a right pigs ear out of it if I tried them. But then on the weekend I said to myself, "Self, stop being a wimp and give it a go." And it turned out really well!
Enough waffling, let the copious picture spam commence....
   
Squeeeeee! I'm so pleased with them!

I was inspired by a Cath Kidson notebook I've got at home, which is the pattern below.

For the base I used Barry M Mint Green, which is the most gorgeous pastel green ever. I then swirled OPI Party In My Cabana into white nail polish (Sally Hansen White On, just to be really specific!) and used a tiny dotting tool to paint it on my nail. For the leaves I used a tiny paintbrush and Barry M Spring Green. Topped it all off with a top coat of Seche Vite, which made ALL the difference, they looked a bit messy until Seche performed it's usual smoothing magic.
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 I was so pleasantly surprised with how easy it was! Although personally I think my right hand is much better then my left- I did my left first, and the flowers are a lot smaller and not as confident as the ones on my left. I'm loving the retro, vintage feel to them- my friend described them as 'kitsch' which I thought meant cute and a bit old school. HOWEVER, the dictionary definition is "Art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but appreciated in an ironic way" which I'm less than thrilled about, haha! I hope she had the same thought as me...either that or I have been thoroughly dissed!

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That's all for me- it's been snowing this weekend which is very exciting! I'm planning a snowy themed manicure as I do like me some co-ordination, I'll be sharing those tomorrow hopefully.

Thanks for stopping by!
Love,
Alice
xXx






16 comments:

  1. I luv it! Have been meaning to do some myself but never had the courage, lol!!

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    1. Dooooo it! I thought they would be impossible and they were SO simple!

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  2. So pretty i could never do something like that!

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  3. Super cute! I did these a while back and they weren't so good!
    Hx

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    1. Is that the one that you did on your toes a while ago? That probably makes me look like a total blog stalker, haha! But I rememebr thinking they looked awesome!

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  4. I have 2 awards for you http://polishenthusiastk.blogspot.com/2012/02/2-awards.html

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  5. I love Vintage roses manis, I did them only once, but I need to recreate them another time!! to say it all yours is deffinitely one of the cutest i've seen so far, jsut love how your roses turned out!!!

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  6. WHOAH!!! They look amazing!!! Did you follow a tutorial, or do you have any tips? xx

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    1. I just experimented with a dotting tool! My top tip would be to not swirl your pink and white polishes too much, or they just get messy- literally put a blob of pink on some foil, then a smaller blob of white in the middle and use a tiny dotting tool to swirl it once. Then use that bit of swirl for your rose!

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  7. I love this! Esp the color combo! Great job! :)

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  8. they look great! i'm still practicing on how to do my own haha.

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  9. That is gorgeous! You did a great job! :)

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't stop staring at them with jealousy!

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  11. Thanks so much for the feedback guys! I'm so happy everyone likes them :)

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