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May 28, 2012
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Bianca emailed with a quick idea for nail art — love me some quick right now! — so worked this one out after brunch today.  The base is two coats of Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy (kills me to have these just sitting on the counter, untested) — it’s a fun sort of rose gold number that does some color bending in the sun in rose and lime shimmer over the gold base.

Once that dried I painted in some flower petals in blue; I used acrylic paint, but you can just use regular nail polish with a skinny brush, or even a nail striper.  Point is you want to create them petals.  Then I added some loose glitter — you can use regular glitter polish too though — to fill in those spaces with blue glitter.  If your glitter pieces get out of hand, bring in your dotting tool or a toothpick or something and push those flakes back into place if you can.  I also went back in with some white acrylic (again, you can use a white nail polish pen or striper too) to hilight a few edges of the petals and add some dots for a bit more fun.  Afterwards I went in with a clear coat of SV and, while that was still wet, dropped a yellow rhinestone into the center of each flower.  Seal it again with an overall topcoat and voila, you’ve got a pretty easy stunner flower job!

Golden Glitter Flower Nails

Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy

glitter nail art

rhinestone nails

Glitter and rhinestone flowers

8 Responses

  1. Kaki says:

    Gorgeous. I have a flower nail art challenge day I need to catch up on, i may have to recreate these. EIther way, it’s pinned for future use! =)

  2. finished10dnails says:

    Oh, that is quite pretty! Well done!

  3. mousiemomma says:

    wow! love the bar glitter on the flowers! i haven’t seen loose bar glitter in my local craft store…where’d you get yours?

  4. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! Momma, the glitter is from those collections of small round plastic canisters of glitter and rhinestone — I’ve seen them on Amazon but I think I probably got this batch from eBay:


  5. Patty says:

    These are soooo pretty! They would be lovely wedding nails. And I don’t know where or if you take requests but…. I would love to see some more Disney nails like the lion king or Winnie the pooh or even some of the princesses. You are so talented.

    • the nerd says:

      Thank you! That’s actually the second Pooh mention this weekend, I’ll definitely bump it up the list :D

  6. BB says:

    Aww I love them!! Thanks for doing them!:)

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