Hey There Polished People!
As we approach Valentine’s Day I just want to put it out there- I don’t like flowers. Is this weird?? It’s not that I don’t think they’re pretty, or I don’t appreciate getting them as a surprise gift but to me, getting flowers either means “I’m sorry I did something crappy, please accept these as my apology” or “I can’t think of anything more personal to get you so here. Don’t all women like flowers?” NO. We don’t. I also get just absolutely agitated when I see those stupid Vermont Teddy Bear ads on TV. I don’t know for a fact, cuz I certainly haven’t looked into them, but I’m pretty sure they’re ridiculously expensive and seriously, what grown woman needs an overpriced doll? Not me. I like when my husband gets me stuff that is specific to me- he knows I like makeup and plants and nail polish and orange things and things with owls on them and music and books and jewelry and clothes and notepads and pens and shoes. I even like it better when he brings me home something random (today it was a picture of an owl that a customer of his drew and gave to him) or even a little treat (like those chocolate pies that come in a little bag, mmm) instead of flowers. For Valentine’s Day we aren’t planning anything too extravagant. We are probably just going to get some Chipotle for dinner and hang out at home. You couldn’t pay me to go out to a restaurant and sit elbow to elbow with 5,000 other people on actual Valentine’s Day. Plus, we can go do something fun and special any day, I’m not sharing my time with all these other people trying to go out just cuz it’s the 14th. No thank you. Coming back to flowers, today I have some flowery nails that, if done correctly, could have been cute for Valentine’s Day. As it turned out… I’ll need to come up with something else. Shall we have a look at this mostly failed attempt at vintage roses?
Vintage Rose Near-Disasticure
- Paint your nails with a jelly sandwich using ChG Creative Fantasy and OPI Pirouette My Whistle by alternating coats of the two polishes, beginning and ending with Creative Fantasy. I covered up most of this super-pretty base, but I’ll post just the base alone in the near future so you can see it by itself.
- Paint random imperfect dots on your nails with Essie Nothing Else Metals using the polish brush.
- Use the edge of the polish brush from a green polish (I used an unnamed LA Colors) at the edges of the dots to make the leaves.
- Outline the “roses” and “leaves” with a black striper and then draw a couple of semi-circles inside the “rose” for the petals.
- Cover your nails with topcoat (I’m using SH Mega Shine these days) and tweet me (@polishmeplease) a picture of your much-better-looking flowers.
I’m calling these a near-disasticure (as opposed to a full-on disasticure) because I kind of like the final result… I like the colors I used and I like the metallic on the jelly sandwich base, I even like the green I chose to use. It’s a real pearly grass green and it looks almost metallic in this combination. I just was extremely disappointed with my roses. I think in the future I need to use a dotting tool or a tiny paint brush instead of the striper brush to make better lines around the roses and inside the roses, also I think I just need practice.
Have you done vintage roses? So many people have and they always look fantastic! Why not mine?!?! Haha. Let me know if you have any tips or tricks for me. Also, do any of you have exciting Valentine’s Day plans? Just cuz I’m a party pooper doesn’t mean YOU have to be! Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!!