Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunlit Blossoms: Dr.'s REMEDY TRANQUIL Tangerine & GLEE Gold

Hello ladies,

In the afternoons of early August, sunbeams drift over the garden. The flowers themselves almost seem like sources of light. I wanted to capture the feeling of sunbeams touching the blossoms with this manicure.

I began with TRANQUIL Tangerine as the base and used the Konad Sponge Nail Art Kit to form a gradient effect with GLEE Gold. I wanted to create French tips that looked like they had been jeweled with sunbeams. I selected an array of yellow and orange gems and pearls to dot the tips. I also added the occasional floral rhinestone. The peach flowers with the diamond centers are from Born Pretty Store. These require nail glue for proper adhesion. I am impressed with the durability of these flowers for everyday wear. 









My right hand shows the floral element on the center nail. 




There are tiny rainbows in the diaphanous wings of the bee. 

TRANQUIL Tangerine has a pearl formula with gold micro shimmer. The polish is a radiant orange. I absolutely adore the color! The first coat was a trickster. I found it necessary to apply a thicker layer than usual. Working with a thinner coat caused the polish to pull up as I was adding new brushstrokes. The color smoothed over the nail beautifully on the second coat.

As with all pearl formulas, it's necessary to carefully paint with even brushstrokes. The path of the brush is almost indiscernible once the color dries. It's a truly lovely polish and worth a little extra care to apply.  

I hope you enjoyed my sunlight and blossoms manicure!

The polishes featured were sent to me for review. These shades are available for purchase at remedynails.com. Would you like a chance to win the entire 5 piece collection of polishes? Stop by The Dr. is In! Dr.'s REMEDY Summer Shades Giveaway! to enter. 

Happy painting, ladies!

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful floral mani.With autumn close on our heels I want to hold on to the summer feel this mani portrays. Have missed your posts :- )

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  2. Oh, I love the big flowers! I think I might order some. :)

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  3. WOW those flowers are huge... I really don't see how you can wear such extravagant manicures from day to day, but I love them!x))

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  4. Your a genius with nail art. You look like you have a garden on your fingers. Lovely. Thanks for the zinnia pictures.

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  5. such a pretty color and those flowers are gorgeous! you should do a manicure inspired by the irresdesccent bee wings! =]

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  6. This is beautiful! Perfect for August.

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  7. This art looks perfect with the orange (mum?) flower. It reminds me of the summer to fall transition.

    And your manicure...I am over the top with how feminine, delicate and beautiful it is? It is very much 'you.'

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  8. This is so beautiful and perfectly described, Diana! It suits you so well. Lovely.

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  9. Great color and love your photos :)

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  10. That is a really gorgeous orange! But the peach flowers are my favorite part-wish I could wear them!

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  11. This is so whimsical. I love it. I really do!

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  12. This is so gorgeous! I love this! :) such beautiful flowers.

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  13. Love love this color! Very cool flowers.
    Xoxo

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  14. I like this colour a lot! Orange seems a really summer shade to me :)

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  15. How pretty this orange manicure! ORange is my favorite color, but it can be hard to make a beautiful manicure with it. But this is real good :D

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