Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) Nail Art

Even though its not spring here yet ... I wanted spring nails. I love cherry blossoms they are so beautiful and just scream spring is here so I decided I would try to capture the beauty by painting them on my nails. For my Cherry Blossom inspiration I used the Arizona Green Tea bottle :D . I thought I had everything in my head planned out ... wrong hehehe. The mint green I thought I was going to use went on to thick, didn't like how it looked on my nails. Originally I painted 4 mint greens on 4 fake nails to see which I liked the best, but painting a fake nail and a real nail totally different!!!! So I ended up painting the mint greens on my nails to see which one I liked the best. The four nail polishes I had to choose from were Nicole by OPI - My Lifesaver, Sally Hansen - Mint Sorbet, Revlon - Minted and Essie - Turquoise & Caicos. Guess which one I picked....... give up? Essie - Turquoise & Caicos won!!! But it was darker than I had wanted to use so I thought and thought and was thinking of trying some polish manipulation, but decided against it since its not something I have done before. So I used a lighter mint shade with acrylic paint and did a sponge effect. And here are the results!!! I will have to get more pictures up so you can see the sponging better.

I added the thumb in so you can see how the branches connected to all the nails.
 Before the Branches and flowers were painted on.

Now I was going to do a step by step kinda thing but I forgot to take a picture after I painted my nails the mint green. :-(  So maybe ill set up some fake nails to show step by step. As I mentioned in my previous post about my UV lamp dying on me, I went to Ten Nail Salon here in Indy Di is so great. She did the Shellac on my nails, and I was ready to go! So on my nails is Shellac Cream Puff, and over it is the Essie - Turquoise & Caicos. The Branches and flowers were done with acrylic paint and then put on Out The Door top coat. Hope you like!!! :D

Been taking more pictures but the damn top coat is driving me crazy!! The gloss just seems to be getting in the way. :( So as soon as I receive the matte polish I ordered going to try it out on the nails and see and take more pictures. Stay tuned!!!

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Kim said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You took nail ART to the next level on this one. <3

Liz said...

Gorgeous! I love this, especially how it all connects! Even the thumb. :)

Alexis said...

I love cherry blossom manicures and this one is really pretty. I'm drooling over that essie polish too.

Chrissy *NailUtopia* said...

Thanks Alexis! I love cherry blossoms, wish I could have a cherry blossom tree in my back yard! :D

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