I turned down a trip to the beach yesterday to enjoy being myself. I don’t regret it at all. I got to feel pretty, drink wine, and be creative.
Sometimes I need to cancel plans and make time for myself. Work has been too stressful. I spent the last two weekends doing nothing but seeing to other people’s needs. I felt like I was stretched too thin. But I feel so much better after just taking a few hours to care for myself. So remember, make time for yourselves :)
Mini Roses were one of the first styles of nail art that ever I learned. This design is way easier than it looks and is sure to attract lots of attention. I love how the rose pattern looks like old, floral wallpaper, while simultaneously feeling modern and fresh.
1) Base Coat
2) Top Coat
3) White Nail Polish
4) Red Nail Polish
5) Pink Paint
6) Green Paint
7) Medium Sized Dotting Tool (or the end of a paint brush)
8) Small Paint Brush
1) Begin with a base coat on all of your nails.
2) Start the design with two coats of white nail polish.
3) Place a medium sized dotting tool into the pink paint.
4) Create a bundle of three small dots together.
5) Continue this pattern across the entire nail.
6) Dip your brush into green paint.
7) On each rose, paint two small leaf shapes outside of the petals.
8) After cleaning off the brush, use it again by dipping it in red polish.
9) Create small curves on the inside of each rose to add more detail.
10) Once dried, finish off with a top coat to seal the design in place.
Ahem…hello there! It’s been a very long time since I last posted! I started a new job last month, and have just started to get comfortable enough with my new schedule to paint my nails! This set is a design that @ninanailedit created for CND and I loved it so much that I went out and bought all the polishes she used for it hahah. I hope to get back into the swing of a new mani every week, but we’ll see how that goes! For now, it’s just really, really good to be back.
ALSO! If you’re on instagram, please follow me @jodarling_nails! I’ve been back posting for a bit, so you’ll see manis there that I’ve already posted here, but it will eventually come up to speed :]
How do you make the flowers for the flower crown? like specifically what material is it? Its super cool and I want to make one I just don't know what I need.
Hmm, I just reblogged it from another site, but I think I can help you in terms of what to buy and how to do it. If you click the link, it’ll take you to the complete photo post that shows you what you need. In any event, here’s the list:
Floral wire, a thin bendable wire is ideal. 26 Gauge is fine.
a pencil or cylindrical object to wrap the petals around
First, you’re gonna need to make the crown. You can do this by using the wire you already have or you can use an old headband or anything that you like that resembles a headpiece. Thicker wire is also fine for this step.
As you can see, OP twisted two pieces of wire together and left loops at the end (to attach the ribbon). Then they covered it in brown floral tape.
The second step is to make the flowers. Using your pencil/cylindrical object, twist the wire around it to create a ‘petal’. Repeat this until you have at least a couple of petals. 3-6 is usually fine, it’s really your call.
SLIGHTLY bend the petals back to create a natural looking petal.
After you are satisfied with the shape of your petals, cut out your flower, leaving some wire left to attach it to your crown.
Repeat the first few steps and make the rest of your flowers.
Take one of your flowers and CAREFULLY apply nail polish to it, one petal at a time. Think of it like making bubbles. It may be easier to pour the nail polish in a flat plate and dip it, or dip the entire flower into the polish.
Repeat this for all your remaining flowers.
Twist the two ends of your flowers together to form a ‘stem’.
Wrap the stems with floral tape, preferably with the same color you used in the base of the crown.
Repeat this for all your remaining flowers.
The third step will be attaching the flowers to your crown. You can do this a few ways. One way is to wrap the stems around the crown. Another way is to just wrap the stems with floral tape as you go along, like the OP did.
Do this until all your flowers have been attached to your crown.
At this point, you can tie the ribbons to the loops like OP did, or decorate it any other way you like. :)
Enjoy your new floral crown!
You can purchase most of the items in Walmart, Michael’s or any craft or flower store. You can also order it online. :)
REMEMBER, this tutorial is just a guide. If you don’t want to use brown floral tape or if you prefer using the green floral wire, don’t be afraid to change it up. You can use any color or material your heart desires.