Lately, I have been challenging myself to paint roses. I was actually practicing for a few weeks before I decided to finally come up with another rose inspired nail art. I did one last February that I called Bed of Roses, wherein I used a technique I found on YouTube. This time, I hand painted the roses quite meticulously.
Rose Tips Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I chose a glitter nail polish as base color. I really haven't been using such nail lacquers as I only have a few actually and I'm really not fond of removing them as it entails more effort. I used Faceshop PP404 in 2 coats as base color for this rose tips nail design. The roses were painted using acrylic.
I am quite surprised to find myself becoming more and more comfortable with floral nail designs. I really love to challenge myself to go beyond my comfort zone. Creating and actually wearing a flower inspired nail art is really not me ... before. Although it doesn't fit my not so feminine personality, I have become fond of it and thought that it might make me look more girly.
Painting the roses took longer than I expected as I was really minding the shapes of each petal. Working with my weaker hand also contributed to the time. But in the end, I could honestly say that I enjoyed the challenge. My weaker hand needs more practice.
If you are into freehand nail painting and is frustrated working with your weaker hand, I will suggest creating simple designs first to let your weaker hand get familiarize with the skill. Eventually, as you continuously work with that hand, you will actually get the hang of it and painting will become less harder. Start easy and progress with practice.
Here's a closer shot of the rose tips so you may see the details more clearly:
I intentionally made the color of the leaves lighter to allow it to pop up with the slightly dark base color. I didn't put much detail to it as I am more fond of clear lines and shapes when it comes to nail designs.
I think this nail art would work well on a formal occasion with a more subtle base color. I can also imagine this design using only black and white. That would probably create a silhouette effect for the roses.
What do you think of this design?