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!