Freehand Nail Art: Vintage Print Roses

My youngest son is having a birthday party at kindergarten today, so please excuse the blue food dye on my thumb!  I was originally going to photograph my right hand for this post, but it is far more blue than my leftie over here!  Oh dear!  That's what I get for my cake-making forays.

Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!  I hear people say that this vintage roses pattern nail art is pretty easy, and they're not wrong.  It's pretty and easy.  I prepped with a coat of Essie Grow Faster, then three coats of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

I'm really not a fan of tape manicures, simply for the additional time they seem to add to finishing a mani.  Nevertheless, I soldiered on here with taping off my nails for the horizontal stripes, as I wanted a cleaner, crisper look.  (Next time, I might not bother - freehand stripes would give this mani a much more organic look, don't you think?)  For the stripes, I used a polish I picked up when I was shopping for the glitter for my last mani - Essence's Grab This Hype from the YES! We Pop! limited edition collection.  I really think this polish might be a one coater, it went on thick and opaque with just one swipe.

I painted the roses with acrylic paint from a craft shop and a teeny, weeny little brush.  It's not specifically designed for nail art, but it works a treat!  Never discount your local craft shop for nail art supplies, they're a valuable resource.

Once the paint was dry, I finished everything off with two coats of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl to seal it all in.

Have you tried this kind of mani before?  Did you find it easy as all that?


Leave a Comment

  1. Its very great blog blog man.. you provide informative information about this great web site.. unique nail art man.. i like such type of nail art man. so much attractive this nails..

    1. Thankyou for your lovely compliment!


Tell me what you think! I'd love to hear from you.