Manicure Mondays: Floral Clutter

Here’s something I’ve realized – I am at my most productive when the weather is cold and gloomy. I say this because it has been raining since the beginning of June and I have accomplished a lot of things, even more than I did during the summer season. I deal better with stress when it’s cold, and so I am able to clear off my mind easily and tick off more things from my to-do list. Are you like that, too?

Speaking of productivity. It has been a while since I made some nail art, but I managed to pull out my wand and do some nail magic during one of those bed weather days last week. It’s funny because I could’ve been more playful and vibrant with my nails in summer, right?  But nah!  Most of the time, my nails were bare.

Anyway, here’s what I came up with.

The inspiration for this came from playing too much Sims 3. 

(Sims addict coming at ya! Sorry if you can’t relate to what I’m about to say).  
I was building a sorority house in my game (Sims 3 University Life) and I got so inspired with the fun and playfulness of the theme that used throughout the house, which is modern shabby chic. One of the beds has this really pretty floral bed cover – I wish I have it in real life!

This would have been a great time to insert a photo of that bed, but guess what? My laptop messed up before I could even save my game! Bummer! I got so frustrated because I had to start all over again. I decided to do my nails to erase that horrible memory (horrible talaga? OA!) and before I knew it, I was already doing a nail art design that’s somehow similar to the bed cover. Aha!

I used a white nail art base from Pupa, which my mother-in-law gave me ages ago. I’m surprised that the formula is still as good as new. I used two coats for the base and used different colored nail polishes for the flowers. I used a dotting tool to create the design. 
What I love about this design is that it’s like a beautiful mess. The more cluttered the flowers are, the better. I finished it off with gray dots just to pull the design together. It’s prettier in real life (pagbigyan niyo na!). It’s quite easy to do even with my non-dominant hand. And the best part is, it doesn’t even have to be perfect!
This is one of my most favorite nail art designs that I’ve done to date. It’s simple but has a lot of character to it.  I couldn’t stop staring at it! 
Bubbles and uneven nails. It’s okay to be imperfect! πŸ™‚ 
If you wish to recreate this design, all you need is a white nail polish or any pastel colored nail polish for your base, bright colored nail polishes for your flowers, a dotting tool or toothpick, and a fun imagination! 
Do share your recent nail art creations! I’d love to see them πŸ™‚ 
Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

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