I love sakura.
I have always wanted to go to Japan and see the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. Well, this week I began planning my trip to Japan early next year (yay!).
Is it any wonder I was inspired to paint cherry blossoms on my nails?
I’ve looked up cherry blossom nail art in the past – but I wanted my nail art to be original, so I deliberately did not refresh my memory prior to commencing my ‘delicate artwork’ :P
On an aside note – I’ve finally found a good white polish! O.P.I’s Alpine Snow is all I could ask for in a white lacquer; it goes on in nice layers, isn’t too transparent, and applies with a delightfully wide brush.
I’d truly despaired of ever finding a decent white! (First-world problems, I know… ^ ^;)
Surprisingly, it wasn’t my quality/costly pink polishes I sponged on. It was one of my cheap, no-name polishes. Doesn’t that colour look perfect?
Alas, I don’t know if my cherry blossom pink is quite right. I spent quite a bit of time mixing paint. To be honest, I really don’t think paint mixing is my forte… In the end, I conceded defeat, and just used the colour I had on the palette.
Although, it actually doesn’t look too bad the more I stare at my nails. Maybe it was just paranoia…? My perfectionist nature?
Oh, and I added glitter as a final touch to the flowers. It added a little bit of life to my sakura :D
I wonder if perhaps a pale pink would’ve been better than the stark white… Oh well. I’m quite ecstatic with the outcome. Too bad nail art doesn’t last forever!
Posted on September 3, 2013, in Elegant, Festive, Glitter, Gradient, Paint, Striping tool and tagged blossom, cherry, Cherry Blossom, flower, glitter, gradient, hana, hanafubuki, Japan, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, pink, sakura, Spring, striping. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.