Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guest Post: Deborah of Love Varnish

Today's guest post is from Deborah of Love Varnish

Hi everyone! My name is Deborah and I am one of the bloggers from Love Varnish. When Ida asked me to guestpost for her, I just had to take her up on the offer. Ida has been one of my favorite blogs for a while now, because of her beautiful daylight shots and lovely nails. And well, she has a nack of convincing me I need all the Pahlish she shows ;-). My wallet doesn't like Ida as much, lol!

For todays post I decided to do some fun floral nail art. Ida and I are both part of a Facebook group that recently joined forces by all posting something with the same theme and that was floral. Normally I am not a freehand nail art type of gal but I got inspired and so this second floral look was born! It actually makes use of a tutorial published in the book Idiot's Guide: Nail Art written by Emily Draher, another beloved member of our Facebook group <3. 

I started out by painting all nails except my middle and index finger with 2 coats of Cirque Colors Nympho, part of the Vice Collection. This squishy pink neon has an amazing formula and it applied like butter. The 2 naked nails were covered with 2 coats of Cirque Colors Carpe Diem. I let the white polish dry for a bit and then used the polish brush of Nympho to create a few splotches of color along the sides of my nails. No need to be precise or perfect. just make sure some space is left between the edges of the splotches so you have room to create your leaves.

Using a trimmed down detail brush and Cirque Colors Memento Mori, I created the flower petals. Again, no need to be perfect, the imperfections are what make this design dynamic and interesting. With a dotting tool I filled in some white space and finished with topcoat for a shiny result. 

Don't they look great? I wore these for 2 days straight and had some nice compliments on them - people were so surprised to hear these were hand painted. They even looked nice on Cindy, the dominant hand ;-). 

Ida, thanks again for having me over! I had a real fun time creating these for you :-).


I love the pretty and bright floral design that Deborah went with. And you most definitely need to be following her, her social media links are: 


  1. I love these! I see this design around a lot and still have yet to try it. Gonna have to fix that.

  2. Ugh I love these so much!! I may just have to copy them!


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