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!