F is for Flowers - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal
F is for Flowers

‘F’ is for Flower

My nails on both hands were covered with designs I couldn’t bear to part with yet so, for the first time in months, we have a design on falsies. This is for #AZNailArtChallenge’s ‘F’ is for Flowers prompt. I wanted to use more of the stamping plates from the Bundle Monster Botanical set (especially since I didn’t use one of the full-nail patterns like I meant to when I first got it). I also wanted to burninate people’s eyes and use Sinful Color’s “Devil’s Stare”. So hurrah for achieving my goals!

I started with a glossy top coat…

F is for Flowers (glossy) - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal
F is for Flowers – glossy

But when you start adding flakies in, a matte top coat can really show them off. So I’m loving the matte version more.

F is for Flowers - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal
F is for Flowers

And, sigh, I must confess, I started with the wrong polish for stamping (Sinful Colors’ “Moss Have”). Not enough contrast and everything was blending together into a vague flower blob. It was already on the nail so I ended up stamping over my finished decal with a black outline and just using black on my thumb’s decal. Sadly, my placement was not perfect so you can still see some of the evidence of my miscalculation.

This is a bright design, but I did not use any neon polishes. Photographing oranges can be like that sometimes. And, while I wouldn’t normally recommend anything approaching neon with Bundle Monster’s Botanical set, I think this worked out well. I kept the super bright colors to the background and used soft desaturated colors for the stamping so there was no disconnect between the style of the images and the colors.

F is for Flowers - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal
F is for Flowers

 
 

Finally, here is the group collage, individual posts will show up under the #AZNailArtChallenge tag on Instagram:

#AZNailArtChallenge - 'F' is for Flowers collage
#AZNailArtChallenge – ‘F’ is for Flowers collage

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