Hi my beautiful friends. Long time no see. I have been so busy in the past couple of days and weekends are working days for me. Sorry for neglecting the blog for a bit. It’s Monday, so we are going to continue with the series Nail Artists You Should Know and today’s guest blogger is all the way from Mexico. Please welcome Marii from Nailista y co blog! I found her Instagram account a while ago and have been admiring her beautiful nail art ever since. I have to say that Marii made such a big improvement since the time I first followed her. She is also probably one of the nicest nail art addicts I know :) Today she made gorgeous tropical flower nails and she was so sweet to make a tutorial for us on how they are done! Thank you Marii for doing these beautiful flower nails and a tutorial! I am amazed at your skills and really loving the colorful flowers. It gives me such a nice, warm summer feeling.
Hello ladies! It’s such an honor to be featured here on Paulina’s blog! I did a special manicure for today’s post, but first let me tell you a little bit about me…My name is Marii and I live in Mexico. My nail polish obsession started when I was 13, but it got really out of control about two years ago, when I started reading Camille’s blog, Pshiiit. A couple months later I decided to improve my nail art skills and make a blog of my own. My blog is Nailista y co. Although nowadays I post most of my manicures on Instagram @nailistayco, I occasionally do blog posts as well.
The manicure I’m presenting to you today was inspired by the pattern on a piece of clothing from Victoria’s Secret. I started with a bright yellow base: Birdie from Ruby Wing nail polish (which changes to orange under sunlight, but we’ll get to that later). When it dried, I started drawing tropical flowers.
Here’s a small pictorial, so you can see how I did it:
First, I drew the basic shape with white acrylic paint using a very, very thin brush. Then I outlined the petals to give them some depth with Sunset Sail by China Glaze and Taupe-less Beach by OPI. I also added some tiny polka dots in the center and the stem of the flower with a darker brown (Stormy by Revlon Top Speed). I did basically the same process for the second flower but this one included some upside down pink petals, so I used Strike a Rose by China Glaze.
I added a gradient on my index and my pinky to give it a pop of color. I used Birdie, Salmon and Garfunkel by Catrice and Strike a Rose. Finally I added a coat of Seche Vite.
Here’s a picture of the mani in the sun so you can see how Birdie changes from yellow to orange in just a few seconds! These Ruby Wing polishes are so fun to look at :)
So that’s it for me! I hope you enjoyed this mani and thank you so much Paulina for sharing this space in your blog with me!