Saturday, April 28, 2012

Earth Day is EVERY day Flower Power Nails: Week

Testing, testing *tap,tap,tap* Is this thing on?  Its WEEK 17 of the Year of Polish Challenge!!

To be honest, I really put off this week's challenge almost in protest because I really do feel that Earth Day is every day (or should be)!  Then I was reading the Challenge closely and it says Earth Appreciation for this week.  One of the most beautiful natural things to me on Earth is flowers.  Its pretty evident that I love having flowers on my nails!  So I went with it and was not let down!!

To give credit where due, the flowers on these nails are inspired by lovely and down-to-Earth Robin Moses (Cheerful Flowers and others)  but with a Nails, Actually spin!  Please check out Robin's nail art on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and her blog?  You won't be disappointed!

I did these by first applying one generous coat of I Need a Refresh-Mint to base coated nails.   I then used Robin Moses' petal brush strokes to create flowers in Planks A Lot, Boom Boom, and Big Daddy.  I used a nail art brush to put dots of Sunshine in the middle of each flower then had the exceptional idea to use the large hex glitters from Golden Nirvana (Klean Color) to be my flower centers.  Last, I used Tokyo Pearl to add shiny accents to each petal and covered with Julep's Fast Drying Topcoat!  These nails started out being so so but now finished they are some of my favorites!

Power to the Flower!


  1. Thanks, ladies! As I said, I used Robin Moses' petal technique to do these. Check out her tutorials--you'll learn so much!