Today’s manicure features dried flowers, something I’ve never worked with but always wanted to try. I used an assortment from Born Pretty Store that contained a few different types of flowers, so let’s get started!
For this design, I focused on using the bright yellow flower on top along with black nail polish. Before painting my nails, I had to prep my flower pieces. I carefully plucked out individual petals and trimmed the ends and did the same with portions of the leaves underneath. I also cut away small fragments of the center part to leave myself options for creating the design.
I painted black polish (Dark Matter from Formula X for Sephora) on top of all my nails. While the polish was still wet, I applied one flower element at a time starting with the petals, adding clear top coat whenever necessary to get the pieces to stick to my nail. It’s a little time consuming to get the placement right, but the effect is striking.
Solid black seemed too plain for me this time around, so I took the time to paint a glittery gold top coat (Rich Gold from Sephora+Pantone Universe) on top of the polish, leaving the flower alone.
Which do nails do you prefer, the ones with or without glitter? Let me know in the comments!