Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pastel Roses!

Continuing with my new love of stamping, and the success of my pink roses last week, I decided upon stamping my favourite flower from my garden back in the UK. Namely those beautiful creamy peachy pink roses that smelt so divine. This was so pretty and delicate looking in real life but I don't think it has translated too well into these photos.

Anyway on to my mani, and I'm afraid it was a long drawn out process as you will discover! First off I decided on a translucent white background speckled with green. Did I achieve that? No. I used four coats of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu which is very sheer hence the four coats. I then used saran wrap to dab on Ulta3 Corsican Rose, unfortunately I didn't really wait for it to dry and put a coat of Seche Vite on which smeared the Ulta3 Corsican Rose and blended it beautifully with the OPI Don't Touch My Tutu! Deciding to carry on rather than start again I used MoYou London Pro Collection XL 07 and two Chi Chi polishes from the Pastel Collection (the pink from my left hand and the orange from my right hand) and Sally Hansen White On. Finished off with a top coat of Seche Vite when it was all dry.

And isn't it always the way, I thought the roses on my left hand were far more like what I had envisaged!


  1. It looks lovely! I know just what you mean about stamping translating into photos, lol!

    1. Thank you UKNailRunner, trials and tribulations! never seem to capture the delicacy that you can see in real life!