People have been asking and we are happy to disclose that our latest ‘nail inspiration’ comes fresh from the garden by way of our favorite tulips!
It’s clear to tell that we are not manicurists here. However, this fun effect is super easy and very hard to mess up.
We began with a base coat that was a dark, earthy brown such as Essie, “Hot Cocoa.” Before it dried we added Chanel, “Peridot.” The key is before it dried. The brush was almost completely clean minus a trace of Peridot allowing us to make three thin streaks starting from the base of the nail and fanning first to the left, then center and then the right.
Peridot mimics the gold in the tulip but in certain lights it has a trace of green bringing in the stem and leaves….perfect!
Once again, before Peridot dried we added Chanel ‘Pirate’ in the same manner. Barely a trace of red on the brush, three clean streaks starting from the base of the nail and mimicking the streaks on the tulip fanning left, center and right. Voila!
And now for some of our favorites from the garden!
Monte Flame Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $13.95 for ten bulbs
Shere Khan Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $14.99 for ten bulbs
Bright Parrot Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $10.95 for ten bulbs