Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly

Hi all!

For this week's prompt in the #31DC2018Weekly, we are doing floral nails!  Flowers are always a staple in the nail art world.  There are a billion and one ways to paint them on your nails.  This my manicure this week, I was totally inspired by an old manicure by Nails by Miri.  I have had it saved in my collection of nail art inspiration photos for a year now.  It seemed like this week was a good time to give it a try!  I used different colors and no studs in my look.  Overall, I am happy with the outcome.  It was approved by Lotte, so I had to share!

Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly by McPolish

First, I started off with a clear base coat.  I then placed Deep V vinyls from Whats Up Nails down the center of my nails and painted a peach creme along the sides to create the negative space V.  Next, I used a pink and lavender creme with a dotting tool to create the flower petals down each side of the V.  I gave each of the flowers a sparkly center for good measure.  With green, I painted on some little leaves and then topped it all off with a glossy top coat.

Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly by McPolish

Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly by McPolish

Most of the creme shades I used in the mani are from indie brands that are not in business any more.  But you can use and combination of colors you would like for this mani!  It is best to use more opaque shades for the flowers to they cover the line of the V well.  Of course, I just had to try this with a matte top coat.  It looks pretty darn awesome mattified!

Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly by McPolish

Floral Nails for the #31DC2018Weekly by McPolish


I was iffy about posting this mani.  I wasn't totally happy with my color choices.  But I showed it to Lotte today and she said she liked it.  It has grown on me :)  Which do you prefer: glossy or matte?

If you want to keep up with everyone else doing the challenge this year or want in join in yourself, be sure to use the tag #31DC2018Weekly on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Plus...be sure to check out what my German bestie, Lotte, is creating each week on her blog!


Thanks for stopping by!

Amy McG aka McPolish
*some products purchased by me, some sent for review*
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4 comments

  1. You are picky with yourself, right? It's absolutely cute and delicate. I love it! :) And the matte version is even more perfect!

    Love, Lotte

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    1. Of course I am picky with myself. I am my own worst critic. But thank you :)

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  2. This is so pretty! One of my favorites from Miri.

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    1. Thank you, I really loved her original mani.

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