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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Hydrangeas for Mother's Day

Hi everyone! Today is my very first Mother's Day and I wanted to share the mani I'm wearing for the occasion! 

I recently purchased a nail art book by my friend Emily (The Lacquerologist) and just knew her Hydrangea design was the first one I wanted to try! I absolutely love hydrangeas! They're such a cheerful and pretty flower and I love Emily's simple dotted design! I also thought they would be so perfect for Mother's Day. 

Hydrangea Nail Art

I started out by painting my base of Zoya's Shelby, a vivid pink creme. I needed 3 coats for good coverage as the formula is a little bit tricky and I had slight unevenness with 2. I then used Zoya Rocky, Zoya Blu, OPI No Room For the Blues for the dotted flowers and Essie Mojito Madness and acrylic paint for the leaves. 

Hydrangea Nail Art

I don't often follow tutorials but I really enjoyed trying something new and recreating Emily's design. I love the finished result even if I did get a bit enthusiastic and do more dots than in her version (check out her blog post with this design here). 

If you fancy trying out her cool tutorials you can pick up Emily's book, Idiot's Guides: Nail Art from Amazon. I know I'll be trying plenty more of the designs soon! Congrats again Emily! 

Where to Buy:
Zoya - Zoya website
OPI and Essie - various retailers

7 comments:

  1. There pretty and it goes great against the bright pink base.

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  2. I have that book and I really like it. Been thinking of trying to do this manicure too because I think it is so pretty.

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  3. Very pretty! I love the polishes you used - thank you for sharing!

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  4. Those are beautiful. I saw this and then had to go order the book. I love hydrangeas. I used to call them snowball bushes.

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  5. These are pretty! I love how the blue pops over the pink base!

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  6. These are pretty! I love how the blue pops over the pink base!

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  7. These are pretty! I love how the blue pops over the pink base!

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