Sunday, 12 May 2013

Freehand Roses and Pastel Polka Dots

Good evening lovelies

How has your weekend been? Lovely, I hope!

We had a lovely lunch out on Saturday and then spent the afternoon visiting family. We then celebrated with my Dad as he finally told us about his new business venture two years after he started planning and creating! Good Luck :-).

I have seen lots of beautiful pictures of freehand roses all over the blogosphere so decided I would try this pretty little look for myself...

I love these mini MUA polishes. The bottles have been completely redesigned and now look like miniature Essie's! At only £1 each you can afford to buy the whole collection :-). For my base colours I used Lush Lilac which actually dried quite pink and Pistachio Ice Cream (mint green).

I added nice simple white polka dots to each of the Lush Lilac nails using a large dotting tool.

On the Pistachio Ice Cream nails I firstly added a large blob of Strawberry Crush (bottle in the below picture). I didn't worry about being too neat for this step as I didn't want each rose to be perfectly round.

Then using a small amount of Fever Red on a the thin end of a dotting tool I started to add some definition to each rose in a similar way as I would for creating a leopard print design. Again I wasn't too neat but really must master how to use small nail art brushes rather than dotting tools for a sharper finish.

Lastly I added a few highlight lines using Lush Lilac and some small green leaves using Barry M Bright Green (bottle not shown).

These remind me of a real Cath Kidston look :-). I was really pleased with how they turned out and will certainly try free hand roses again in a different colour combination.

Louise xx