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11 May 2014
Tutorial - Cherry Blossoms

Happy Sunday, my lovelies! And a very happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommies reading this post! :)

I think Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show off a springtime, floral manicure. Don’t you? ;) In this vein, let’s go ahead and get started with today’s post:

Tutorial: Cherry Blossoms

Step 1: Supplies! For this manicure, you will need:

– Clear base and top coat – Nail polish in white, brown, and pink or red (I didn’t have the right pink at the time so I used red)

  • A toothpick or small dotting tool – A thin paint/makeup/polish brush – A piece of paper/plastic to drip polish on

Step 2: Prep it! Clean, shape, and buff your nails in the style you prefer. Then paint on your clear base coat.

Step 3: Base it! Take your white polish and paint your nails with 2-3 coats of it. We need a pretty backdrop for the tree branches!

Step 4: Branch it! Now take your brown polish and drip a few drops of it onto your paper/plastic. Then, using your thin brush, paint some spindly brown branches onto your fingernails.

Step 5: Blossom time! Now it’s time for the cherry blossoms themselves. Drip some of your red polish onto the paper/plastic and, using your toothpick, dot some tiny flowers around your branches.

Step 6: Finish it! Once your polish has dried, seal your manicure with a top coat and clean up the edges. Tada! You have a cute floral manicure to show off in the (hopeful) sun this week. :)

I hope you all have a lovely week this week! I’ve been passed on to the final phase of my hacker school, which means that in three weeks I’ll be beginning my job hunt as an entry-level programmer! I’m excited and scared and oh gosh it’s gonna be great :D

Are you all treating your moms right today? And are all the moms getting treated by their loved ones? I hope it’s an awesome day for you all! Unfortunately my mommy is a few states away, but thank goodness for phones :)

Have an awesome week, my lovely readers! I’ll see you next time <3

Nail Polishes Used:

  • essie in “Marshmallow” (#024)
  • Sinful Colors Professional in “Ruby Ruby” (#369)
  • Sinful Colors Professional in “Nirvana” (#949)
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