Sunflower Nails

Hello Autumn!

So happy that my favourite season is finally making an appearance here in Vancouver, it seems like only yesterday that I was suffering from the intense heat waves that came throughout the summer… I’m not a fan of hot weather if you can’t tell. I’m ecstatic about the windy days to come and the changing colours of the trees, though.

To celebrate, this weekend I decided to take my nail polishes out and do nail art, which I haven’t done in awhile. To transition from summer to autumn 2018, a combo of dark and bright shades made the most sense, and for designs, flowers came to mind.

I used:

Sinful Colors in Snow Me White

Sinful Colors in Yolo Yellow

Sally Hansen hard as nails Xtreme Wear in Blackout

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat

So, I actually did a lot better than I  thought I would on this piece! Before I talk about the design though, as a mini review here’s how the polishes performed. The Sally Hansen black goes on beautifully in one coat. Both the Sinful Colors polishes are opaque in 2 coats, however I found Snow Me White to be a little streaky. To seal my polishes in I always use the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat, which is probably my favourite top coat ever. It leaves such a beautiful glossy finish and makes my polishes last for around 5-7 days before minor signs of wear.

Now onto the design. I applied black on the thumb, middle and pinky finger and white polish on the remaining nails. After it was completely dry, I applied 4 thin black stripes using a nail art brush on the nails with a white base. You have to have quite a steady hand for this – I’m really pleased with how mine turned out! Again, after letting it dry I used the Sinful Colors Yolo Yellow using a nail art brush to create the sunflower petals – I opted to do a half flower on my middle and ring finger. Using a big dotting tool I applied black polish to make the middle of the flower, and the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat to seal it all in.

I’m quite happy with how this turned out, it looks elegant and is the perfect design to transition into the colder months.