Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hibiscus nail art using the one stroke technique

Hi girls! I'm really impressed with nail artists who have the one stroke technique down cold. I've been wanting to try it for a while now, I even bought the right brushes, but I couldn't bring up the nerve to try it. I got inspired by an untried mini I have in my collection, called Tropical Dreams by Whooz Polish. This is my first attempt at the one stroke technique so don't be too hard on me!

Tropical Dreams is a really translucent baby blue polish. At first glance it looks like it has matte white-silverish glitter but it's actually way cooler! It has a bit of green, pink, purple and blue, all really sheer colors, which gives it a unique look. This is also how I chose the colors for my flower.

This is two coats of Tropical Dreams over Zoya Rocky. It's the perfect color match, and it fits this unnaturally hot weather we've been having. I swear, it's just too hot! Dutch people aren't used to this, we're white-asses!

There's actually a real hibiscus in my garden, and it's even purple too! I didn't even think of this when I chose to do a hibiscus. Unfortunately, the flowers were having issues because of the heat, so they were all shriveled up and sad-looking. Here's the best one I could find.
Close-up time! One stroke nail art is a little bit different from what you're seeing here, I have my own way of doing it (which is my way of saying I did it wrong). Most one stroke flowers have smooth edges and a smooth gradient effect, whereas I got more of a veiny look.

I llllllike it! I'm so freaking proud of this one little nail that I can't stop staring at it *dreamy voice* Isn't it just perfect?
And then YAAAAY! I found a perfect hibiscus flower while I was on a walk! I shamelessly used those people's plants to take nail pictures *evil laugh*

Do you see how perfectly the colors match? I can't tell you guys enough how much I love this design! I want to paint my nails again and try something new, but I don't want to take this off yet. Aaaahhh dilemmas!

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