I'm Chantal from Chantal's Corner and I'm excited to be a guest for Megan today as part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers' monthly guest posts! Our theme this month is orange and I really wanted to do a makeup look for you, but things don't always work out as planned - especially with a baby! So I went with nail art. I know Megan does not do nail posts so I hope you don't mind the change is subject.
For my nail art I was inspired by the famous saying April Showers Bring May Flowers, so here are my orange May flowers.
For this nail art I used the following products:
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "White On" x 2 coats as base colour
- Sinful Colours "Pull Over"
- essence sun kissed "hello summer!"
- Nailtini "Mai Tai"
- essence "the green & the grunge"
- butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat
- Pure Color n° 10 nail art brush
I used a foil paper to mix the colours together: the middle of all the flowers is Pull Over with a tint of hello summer!, then I added some hello summer! around that, and the outside of the big flower is hello summer! mixed with Mai Tai. For the centres I just used Mai Tai. For the leaves of the mini flowers I mixed White On with a teeny bit of the green & the grunge. The stem and leaf on the big flower is just the green & the grunge, with a little line of the pale green in the middle of the leaf.
I then finished it off with some butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat, but unfortunately it made the colours bleed onto the white. :-( I hate it when a topcoat does that.
My light box tends to wash out my nail art, especially when it has a white base, and I have not really worked at fixing that yet, so here is a picture taken with my phone in natural daylight so you can see how the colours pop in real life.
Bleeding aside, I'm really happy with how these turned out! I don't tend to freehand all that often because I'm not good at drawing, but I figured flowers don't need to be perfect so I should be able to do something decent. :-)
Thank you Megan for letting me take over this post and I hope your readers enjoyed my nail art!
- Chantal :-)
Very nice, Chantal! I love having the chance to feature nail art on my blog, thank you!