I was flipping through my copy of Lucky Mag's June issue and I came across a gorgeous pair of floral silk pants by Elizabeth and James. The instant I saw them, I knew I wanted to turn the pretty pattern in to a manicure. I carefully selected colors to match the design on the pants.
From top left: OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh, Essie A Crewed Interest, Essie In Stitches, Essie Lights, Essie Navigate Her, Essie Pretty Edgy, Essie Midnight Cami, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
After two coats of beige polish as my base, I used a nail brush and my pinks to begin painting flowers on my nails. By dipping my brush in two or three colors at a time, I was able to create more realistic-looking flowers. I used the same technique with my two green polishes to paint leaves on the flowers.
I used my dark blue, lighter green, and a long, thin nail brush to carefully paint stripes on my two accent nails. Then I finished each nail with a blue stripe at the tip and my favorite top coat!
Where do you turn for nail inspiration? I'd love to hear what sparks a good idea!