Friday, 19 August 2011

NOTD - Cherry Blossoms


Have been meaning to do these babies ever since our trip to Farnham Estate a couple of weeks ago. They have a cherry blossom plate on display on one of their landings with exactly these colours. No, I wasn't a good enough blogger to take an inspiration photo - truth be told I was in my robe and spaward bound every time I saw it. Trust me, it's there.


Not a whole lot needed for this mani, we know I like things simple. I've included the Seche Vite Porcelain above because I used my, now hoogely, famous Pastel Nail Trick for the basecoat.

Yay for blurry pics!


Once your base colour is dry you can move onto the branches, I've used the black Kiss Nail Art Pen (again). Draw several branches with smaller branches off. You don't need much polish on the brush for this as you're looking for a wispy effect.

Trusty hair pins, ideal for nail art dots (polka or otherwise)

I've used the Seche Vite Porcelain and Sally Hansen's Back to the Fuchsia for my blossoms. Any white and pink will give you the same result. You could also choose just one blossom colour, depending on taste.


A quick swish of top coat for longevity and shine and there we have it. Cherry Blossoms of simplicity. Choice of colours can always be mixed up to your preference.

Are we loving it?

10 comments:

Karen said...

We are loving it a lot, we are also gonna try it ourselves :)

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Those are frickin awesome!!!!! I am going hunting for the green tomorrow so I can also have them... thinking of incorporating cherry blossoms into my next tattoo...

cornflakegirl said...

Ah-maz-ing. I love seeing what you do with your nails Sue so keep the NOTD posts coming.

Audrey L said...

Hey there new follower! Saw your link on the sally hansen ireland page, this is fabulous looking! Cherry blossoms look awesome :D Love the look of your blog~

CherrySue said...

Thanks Gals, Love getting feedback.

They're so simple & I can't stop looking at 'em.

I'm sure an accent nail would do the trick for 'office wear' too.

@AudreyL Hai! Thanks so much for the follow, loving your work too x

Actionmags said...

amazing you have a gift, can we meet up and you can paint wonderful things on my nails, now this Sally Hansen will be mine...oh yes it will be mine

Breige said...

SO pretty! And I love the use of the hair pin instead of a dotting yoke

ClionaSweeney said...

Love love live these, huge fan of cherry blossoms and these are definitely the cutest nails I've seen in ages ^_^

Strawberry Blonde said...

omg I missed this - absolutely love it & I'm not usually a fan of nail art! soooo pretty
Nic xx

Edel said...

This is so unbelievably cute... if only my hands didn't shake so much i might attempt this!