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Friday, 18 May 2012

Yellow Roses, Lemon Trees and Carob Brownies

Hello gentle readers.

I was in the mood to do some nail art, last week and was looking for a little inspiration and trying to decide if I wanted to dot, freehand some roses or stamp. As I contemplated, made my bed and so forth, that goofy song, Lemon Tree was running in an endless loop through my head. I know what you are thinking... "Lemon Tree? HUH?" It's a song from my hippy-trippy upbringing in NorCal in the seventies. I heard that song a lot. Just about everyone I knew had it on vinyl and listened to it. A lot. And smoked pot. A lot. And ate carob brownies. A lot. And skinny dipped in Spanish Creek while washing their hair with Head Henna shampoo and well... I think you get the idea.

Anywhoozle, I was thinking about nail art and listening to that song in my head and I decided that I would try to paint bright lemon yellow roses and lots of green leaves to invoke the feeling of a lemon tree. But not really, since yellow roses don't grow on lemon trees. Tho, if one smoked enough of some really good weed, while sitting on the banks of Spanish Creek and eating carob brownies, one could almost imagine that they saw yellow roses in a lemon tree. If lemon trees grew on the banks of Spanish Creek.

I decided to use China Glaze Sunshine Pop and Lemon Fizz, Sinful Colors Unicorn and Snow Me White for the roses and I used China Glaze Holly Day, Starboard and Gaga For Green for the leaves. I practiced a little on a piece of paper to be sure that I remembered how to paint roses then I got busy on my nails. I painted my roses right on to the OPI Hearts and Tarts that I already had on my tips.










I decided to paint one big rose on my ring finger nail on my right hand then fill in with lots of dots in all of the colours I used for my flowers and leaves. I can polish my nails on my right hand just fine with my left but detailed, more intricate work is still mostly beyond me when I am doing it all lefty-like. It was kind of weird, having two hands looking so very different but it was kind of fun, too. After my painting had a chance to dry for a few minutes, I topped it all off with Seche Vite.

Painting roses on your nails is super easy. I learned how to paint roses from this tutorial. I don't use nail art striper polishes and brushes, I use regular polish and fine tipped art brushes. I think that these roses came out a little better than my last attempt.

Do you paint roses on your nails? Dot them in a host of different colours? Smoke pot and eat carob brownies on the banks of Spanish Creek before you go skinny dipping? 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

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