July 27, 2014

Black & White Floral on Neutral Gradient [Nail Art]

Here is my first attempt at a floral "dotticure" type of thing. (I loathe that word, sorry!) I was most definitely inspired by One Nail To Rule Them All's version of neutral floral nail art, here!  I definitely did not pull it off as nearly as well as she did, but it was my first time trying to make flowers out of dots, so I'm going to call it a success! :)


The base color is Misa-Dusty Magnolia (the peachy nude), which I originally wanted to swatch, as I think it's beautiful and understated. However, I couldn't get a good application. (Literally my first disliked formula from Misa!) I used three coats, and it was still very streaky, so I just decided to "fix" it with nail art. Problem solved.

The gradient was sponged on using Misa- Dusty Magnolia, Misa- Lost to the World, and Misa- Sweet Thing. I don't think these colors merged together particularly well during the sponging. (I think it really helps to have polishes of similar pigmentation and viscosity when making a gradient, and these three were not similar enough.)

I used Zoya- Purity for the white petals, and Orly- Liquid Vinyl for the black center dots.

What do you think? 
Are you guys into dotted florals?


  1. I think it's really cute! Love the gradient base (I'm really digging brown and neutral right now for some reason) and the tri-dot flower centers are adorbz!

  2. I like the neutral color scheme here! Really digging that gradient and the flowers are top add a cute touch.

  3. Thanks Lisa! Neutrals are so refreshing once in a while!

  4. I am digging neutral too- haha! I was trying to keep those black dots separated for a while, but then decided to blend them together since the petals were anyway. Thank you!