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Manicure Monday: Vintage Floral

Monday 17 December 2012

You would think after all the Christmassy things I’ve been doing lately; Secret Santa, watching Polar Express, Christmas meals, I’d finally paint my nails Christmas themed?
I intended, honest, I really did, but then my friend went out brought out her Cath Kidston laptop case, and well, I just needed to do something floral vintage.
See, it is my life’s dream to go have Afternoon at Claridge’s. The sheer elegance of tea out of china cups- pinkie out, of course. Sat on chez lounge’s, listening to the grand piano, whilst servers actually take care of you, not some jumped up, 16 year old waitresses/ waiters you get. I was born in the wrong era sometimes.Not that they would have painted their nails like this mind you, but still, we can’t have it all?
Manicure Monday Vintage Floral Rose Flower

To recreate, I used:
  • No.7 Speed Dry Nail Colour - 30 Heather
  • No.7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour - 30 Sunset
  • Collection 2000 Hot Looks- 32 BMX Bandit
  • Collection 2000 Hot Looks- 36 Ninja
  • 17 Nail Xtras- Top Coat

  • First, paint all over with Sunset and wait till completely dry.
  • Next, lightly with the tip of the Heather brush, dot some colour on the nail, to create a spludge/ spot.
  • Do this around 4 per nail.
  • Next- Using a nail art brush, or as I as I could not find mine (professional is my name) improvise with a safet pin (!), and draw with Sunset ( ) ) shapes around the pink blobs.
  • Next using either a brush or pin, paint 2 little, short flicks out of the roses, with Ninja.
  • Finally once all are done, give a good coat of clear varnish.

It probably would have come out a little neater, if I’d located said brush, but what’s a girl to do? Nothing stands in the way of me and my nails! Maybe there’s a Christmas present idea...



  1. Cute post! I like the story lol and your nails look great!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

  2. Hey dear!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    Impressive nail art! I would never be able to do something like this, haha. You've got my respect ;)
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Wow these look incredible, you're so talented! I always want to do pretty nail art but the most I've managed is polka dots :/ I love those collection 2000 nail polishes :)
    Love Holly x

  4. Nail paints color and it's mix up matching is also too nice. Color combination is giving this design a beautiful look. Thanks for sharing this nice post. flowers designing is also too good. Thanks for sharing.