Yesterday, I had a wonderful opportunity to enter a nail art competition over Instagram. The competition is called “Nail Art Quarterly Event” and it is held by Picture Polish! The participants get to choose up to three Picture Polish shades to design a nail art. The theme was FLOWER POWER!! And can you guess which shades I chose…?
Bright White, Pandora and Fool’s Gold! Pandora was my very first Picture Polish shade and I’m so in LOVE with its beautiful sparkly holos! Bright White has been my pal since I discovered its fast drying time which is critically important when I hand paint on top. And Fool’s Gold is one of the latest additions to my PP family 🙂
Using these three polishes, I created a wavy french flower design to express a swarming power of flowers!! This is only a short tutorial, but I hope you like it 😀
It was my first time to draw the small designs without any acrylic paints! To be honest with you, it was really HARD!!! Unlike acrylic paint, nail polishes dry super fast and I had to wipe my brushes constantly with acetone and non-acetone polish remover to keep them clean, as well as preventing them from getting frizzy. I’ll tell you what I did to overcome these challenges in another post!
This is one of a few experimental designs. I wasn’t so sure about the marble stones, so I didn’t use this one.
This one was so so. I liked the swirls but there aren’t enough flowers for the “Flower Power” theme, so it also went bye-byes.
And this is what I settled with! The winner of this event gets to collaborate with Picture Polish to create a shade with them…Ooooh!! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE!!!!
Hehehe, but seriously, I’m so glad I pushed myself to apply for this event (normally I’d be too much of a chicken lol), because through this opportunity I already discovered sooo many talented and inspiring nail artists, who I wouldn’t have connected with otherwise!! I’m SUPER happy already 😀
Sorry for the crazy long post today!! Thank you very much for your time!!! <3
Adorable mani! I like so much floral nail art! 😀
Really glad you like it!! Me too! Floral manis make me happy 😀 <3 xxx
i must admit that i prefer the first version, the one with marble design 😀
fingers crossed, hope you’ll win this :*
Hehehe XD Thank you for your honest opinion and I’m so happy that you liked the marble effect 😀 Thank you sooo very much for your sweet wishes!!! <3 xxx
You created three intricate designs for this contest!? WOW!! Every single one of them is soooo pretty and I know you spent lots of time and thoughts into them. I really really hope you win because you so deserve it! If you create a collab shade with PP, I will definitely add it to my collection 😀
Awww Cassis!! You’re super SUPER sweet to say thaaat!! 😀 Hehe, since I’m such a slow person like a sloth (lol), I did spend hours brainstorming and designing XD But it went so quickly because I was having so much fun drawing with nail polishes which was so much different from using acrylic paint 🙂
OMG!!! If it really happened, I would buy tons of the polish and do giveaway to every neighbourhood lol XD Seriously though, THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH for saying that!!!! I’m so lucky to have an awesome supporting friend like you 🙂 <3 <3 <3 Mwah xxx
Oh my goodness, that is just an amazingly gorgeous design! And free hand! Super jealous of your skills 🙂 just stunning!
Thank you sooo very much sweetheart!!! I’m really happy that you think so!! And you’re super kind to leave me so many wonderful sweet comments!! Thank you sooo much!!! 😀 <3 xxx
You are so talented! Gorgeous nails!
Aww! Thank you so very much Miriam, you’re sooo kind!! 😀 <3 xxx
Beautiful as always! Your designs are always so clear and perfect! I really love this one – but I say that about all your designs! xx
Aww Ithi!! Thank you sooo very much for your super kind comments!! I’m so happy to hear that you like this one 😀 <3 xxxx
I also love your marble stone design, can not really choose between two 🙂 you put incredible amount of work into them, I hope you will win <3
OMG! Thank you sooo very much for visiting my blog!! I’m so happy that you liked my other design too 😀 Nah! Your cutest snails and the beautiful flowers are much more popular for sure!!!! 😀 Thank you again for your visit Alesya, it means a lot to me 🙂 <3 xxxx
WOW! That is super cute. I love the colors and with the floral put together is looks gorgeous! You really did a good job with these!
Aw, thank you so very much Lea!! It was a fun challenge to draw something small like these using just nail polishes 🙂 <3 xx