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Russian flowers nail art

Hello and happy Sunday! It seems as I haven’t done much nail art this month so I decided to dedicate my Saturday evening on nail art. I wanted to do something special to celebrate Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (in Russia) but wasn’t in the mood for the usual sporty or Olympic rings type of many. I wanted something feminine and beautiful so I went with Russian flowers nail art.

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For the base of this manicure I used Nella Milano Black (see my full review of Nella Milano polishes here). I like this black because it is one coater and dries reasonably fast. For the nail art I used Reeves acrylic paints. For detailed nail art you need good quality acrylic paints as they are more opaque and the formula is better. In addition to good acrylics you need a good quality nail art brush. I used my new Pro Arte brush in size 0000. The brush was quite good actually, I hope it’ll last for a while as my old brushes are getting too old and losing their magic. I am planning to use this one only with acrylics and not nail polish to extend it’s lifetime.

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I topped it all up with one coat of Gelous and one coat of Poshe fast dry top coat.

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When I do nail art I always do my left hand first, look the outcome and then decide if I am going to bother the right hand or not. I really liked these flowers so I decided to do both hands. Here’s how it went:

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Yayy, looks like both hands turned out okay! Thanks for checking out my Russian flowers nail art, I hope you’ll enjoy watching Sochi Olympics 2014!

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  1. Anastasia

    WoW! This is so gorgeous!! Looks really Russian! Tell you as a Russian person :)) Very beautiful! Did you paint everything with white paint at first? When I try to paint something on the black background the colors look so dark.

    • A.J.

      Haha thank you!!! I should of mentioned it in the post but yeah I did paint everything with white at first and then added the colours :)

  2. tartelette

    Wow, amazing! How long did it take you? :)

    You must have spend ages!

    • A.J.

      Hehe thanks! It took about 1h per hand :P

  3. mariamarvel

    I’m also Russian and your manicure looks quite authentic to me)) Great job!
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    • A.J.

      Aww sweet- thank you it means a lot!!

  4. Vic

    This has to be the best mani I’ve seen in a long time!
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    • A.J.

      Thank you so much Vic!!

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  6. Squeaky Q

    These are gorgeous! I think the design suits your nail shape, too :)
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  7. Char

    WOWOWOW! this is absolutely amazing. A true piece of art <3 xx

    • A.J.

      Hehe thanks Char xx

  8. MO

    Wow! Love this so much!

  9. Beca Alderson

    This looks amazingly beautiful, you’re so skilled! You continue to amaze me :D xxx

    • A.J.

      Thank you Beca!! xxx

  10. Cathy Mowbray

    Amazing. Not only can you paint, you can with both hands. So beautiful, thanks for sharing

    • A.J.

      Thank you, it's my pleasure!! :)

  11. Rhiannon

    These are breathtaking… Very detailed… You did a beautiful job…

  12. Robin

    Wow there are amazing! I’m absolutely in awe, I can’t believe how gorgeous these are! And I also can’t believe that you did them on both hands as well, they look really good on both of your hands! Truly gorgeous :)

    • A.J.

      Aww thank you Robin, your comment means a lot!!

  13. Lacqueerisa

    As everyone have said so. These are absolutely stunning, and I love them! Love the colours, love the details, the design — everything! :) Great job, AJ! ♥

  14. Lucy (the Nail Snail)

    These look amazing, I love the colors and the flowers are perfect!

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