Friday, 21 April 2017

Oriental Nail Art Tutorial


A couple days ago, I had to muster up the most Oriental mani I could manage with the given theme.... navy blue and purple with white flowers. Because yesterday was my dear friend Angela's birthday. You see, us nail ladies like to surprise each other on their birthdays and the distance between us nail-friends is nothing compared to the nail parties we have! And so, we all showed up with navy blue and purple manis with white flowers for the party!

Angela lives in Singapore....So I wanted to do her country's national flower on a navy/purple base. So after some research (read: google-ing) I saw that the national flower is an incredibly cool hybrid orchid that they created out of 40 different flowers....30 of which were orchids! And this is all very cool and scientific but very hard to paint freehand 😅 and I wanted a pretty mani that I could submit with confidence to a group of incredibly talented ladies and of course, for Angela!

So I decided to forgo the anxiety that comes with painting flowers freehand and to just stamp some on. Which is how I came to the Oriental bit. I figured since I couldn't do the national flower, I should at least stamp the most Oriental looking flowers I could find in my collection.


And before we get started on what I did and how I did it, here's the picture of the Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid, the hybrid flower I was talking about:
Courtesy pixdaus
Okay now onto the nails! I used a stamping plate from Aiyoohehe. This is hehe plate number 071 which on the whole is quite appropriate for an Oriental mani. Look how angry that dragon looks!!


Hehe-071

As I said earlier, the set theme was purple and navy blue so I smooshed the colours onto my nail using a squishy stamper that is quite worse for wear, which is why its not pictured xD

Navy blue and Purple smoosh
After the smooshy dried completely, I picked up the flowers individually on a clear stamper and placed them onto my nails. As you can see, the flowers are of various sizes so I actually used different flower images for each go 😁 The great thing about that is that you don't have to clean off the image before each use because *angel voice* you're not using the same image! Lazy stamping hack right there!

hehe-071 and a smoosh sneak peek xD

And I didn't want it to look like a Hawaiian shirt print so I didn't co-ordinate the placement of the flowers. And so this is what I ended up with! Let me know what you think of it in the comments! 💜💙

Oriental Nails

I hope you liked this post/mini tutorial 💓 !

Have a great day,
Mirza!


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