All day today there has been depressing weather! We've had flash flood warnings on and off and I think I'm even more depressed that I have to get out of my comfy pajamas to go into work. Anyways, this is my manicure from last night. It started out completely different with a different polish and colors but it was just not working out at all, and then I messed my thumb nail up and got completely frustrated and removed everything! I'm pretty sure that was a run on sentence but that's pretty much how I felt! So I started over with a polish I've worn before- Steady As She Rose by OPI. And for the first time ever I used dried flowers that I bought at Sally's. I started off with two coats of SASR, then I used my favorite top coat (which I will have to make a post about some day), then placed a flower that I cut in half on the wet top coat. I pressed the flower into the top coat using an orange stick, and then finished it off with another thick coat of top coat. And it was THICK, which, is why there were so many bubbles! But I wasn't too bothered because you can't tell unless you put your face right up against the nail or zoom in with your camera (like I did). I placed half a flower on my accent fingers and thumbs. I really liked how it came out. The flowers really stood out against the light lavender-gray. My mom told me they would be cute for Earth Day-and I think she's right :)
Have you ever worked with dried flowers before? What's your favorite top coat? Let me know what y'all think!