Today's nail challenge is a new technique to you. I'm not really sure if free hand nail art is considered a technique but I've been wanting to try to do free hand roses for ages. I've been sort of obsessed with this idea (pinned this, this, this, this, and
I used Orly Bonder for a base coat, followed by two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Teeny Bikini, which was great application, especially for a yellow polish. This is another limited edition polish this summer and it's sort of a grayed out pastel yellow, also known as the perfect base color for a rose mani! Topped it off with NYC Grand Central Station before moving on to the nail art.
To achieve this look, we used a dotting tool to blob on big spots of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Presto Pink. Next, we used that tiny brush to draw some little lines around the pink blob with a darker pink, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Flashy Fuchsia. Last, with the same brush (after it had been cleaned with acetone), we used Essence The Green and the Grunge to draw little leaves around the roses. After it was all dry, a coat of NYC Grand Central Station sealed in the design.
And here is a graphic that shows the left hand, which I did and the right side that Brian did. Who's the better nail artist, hubby or me? Either way, I loved the way both hands turned out! This is one of my favorite manicures I've ever done.