Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Flip Flop February Challenge Day 20: Flowers or V Gap

Greetings All!

Today I chose flowers over a v gap. V gap just didn't appeal to me at all, I'm not sure why. Also, I have quite a few flower manicures from last year just sitting there on my computer. Is that cheating? I haven't used them for anything else, and it's a perfect opportunity to use them! And I did do them myself. It's not cheating. It's fine!

Some of you may know I'm a big fan of rose nail art. I'm not very good at it, but I love it! I picked this manicure that I wore in December.

OK, so somehow I was actually better at drawing roses then than I am now! This is a base of OPI Samoan Sand. I matted it, then freehanded some stems and leaves with Revlon Matte Suede Emerald City. I actually wore it like that for a day, as it looked quite cool, almost like a tattoo. Then I painted on some roses with OPI The Thrill of Brazil, and did the details in OPI Got The Blues For Red. I really liked the matte background and the shiny roses. Unfortunately these pictures are pretty awful, but you get the idea!

On a slightly more personal (but still nail related!) note, today I'm pretty excited as there are 2 different brands of textured polishes (hopefully) available at Boots today! Barry M released their textured polishes, and the new Gellys in Superdrug last week, but I prefer shopping in Boots. Also, Boots brand 17 are releasing their textured polishes today! I REALLY hope they have them in my local one!

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint spring 2013 press release Lychee Dragonfruit Green Berry Papaya Dragon Fruit

Barry M Textured Nail Effect spring 2013 release Ridley Road Kingsland Road Station Road Atlantic Road
Both Pictures from Imagination in Colour
From the Gellys, I want Lychee, the nude one. The textured polishes I'm not too bothered about, as they are pastels, but I might pick one up!

Photo from Glitter & Gloss
These are what I'm more excited about! I think they are much better colours for the textured look. I want the red one and the grey one! Here's hoping they have them!

Remember to check out everyone else's lovely nails!


  1. I think you are very good at doing roses ^^ the mani looks great!

  2. pretty pretty pretty >.<
    I love roses and vintage nail art <3

  3. These are awesome! I love your manis

  4. i really love your rose mani - its beautiful.

    did you get any of the Gelly's in the end? I picked up Papaya and Greenberry and I'm still umming on the other two. They were in my Boots in Metro Centre day after Superdrug - Superdrug got a ridiculously small delivery in and had sold out and when i went back next day Boots had a massive display!

    1. I got Lychee, but today I also picked up Dragonfruit and Greenberry! I was tempted by Papaya but I really don't think the colour would suit me.


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