Creative musings in bright colors

Spring Floral

Sometimes, I just want to do something simple but colorful. No lines, no striping tape…just colors (and dots). This mani is simply springy! The prompt for today’s Crumpets Nail Tarts – Golden Oldies Thursday is also flowers. So win!


I did the gradients on this mani a bit differently than normal. I started with the medium hue color, and gradiented on white and the darker color. I usually start with a white base. This looks much more saturated!


Each nail has 3 colors (white, light, and normal of any given hue) except my thumb. I don’t own a dark yellow. I’m not even sure I would know what that looks like!


I also added rhinestones on each nail…a silver at the base, and a color-matched one at the tip! I couldn’t resist taking a photo with some flowers I found outside 🙂



  • White: Zoya – Purity
  • Light green: Maybelline – Green With Envy
  • Dark green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
  • Light blue: Sally Hansen – Breezy Blue
  • Dark blue: Zoya – Rocky
  • Light purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
  • Dark purple: Zoya – Malia
  • Light pink: NYC – Prospect Park Bloom
  • Dark pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
  • Yellow: WOW – #301


Lots of colors! But still an easy manicure to manage. Enjoy the sunshine!

Comments on: "Spring Floral" (8)

  1. Big Edna said:

    This is simply stunning! I’d love to see a tutorial on how you accomplished the tone on tone gradient you described. I’m trying to picture the process but just can’t seem to get there.

    Of course you may want to keep your lovely secret to yourself. Thanks for this one, it’s beautiful!

    • aww! its just like a normal gradient, but you start with the middle color on your nails. The gradient (on the makeup sponge) thus goes white-light color-dark color and you sponge it on. Since I wasn’t trying to make my cuticles white, you don’t have to add as many color layers to get the desired effect!

  2. The gradient is lovely! Must try it with a base of the middle colour like you did sometime

  3. These are amazing!

  4. How Beautiful!

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