Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Vintage Roses NOTD

So vintage rose patterns have been in quite a while and so I thought I'd give it a go on the nails and it seems to have turned out alright!

If you fancy recreating it, the tutorial is below :)

Products I used:
* one coat OPI Matte Nail Envy
* one coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
* two coats Max Factor Nailfinity in See-through Peach
* dots of Topshop Nails in Art School
* lines of China Glaze Rouge
* lines of Illamasqua Kink
* one coat 17 Double Gloss Top Coat

Step 1: Paint on a base colour
For this design, I think it's better to choose a lighter shade for a base. I used a light peachy colour, but light blue or jade green works very well too! (Think Cath Kidston!)

Step 2: Dot the rose bases on

I used a dotting tool and a coral colour polish for this. A light pink shade works too and you can just dot with the brush or the end of a hair pin, if you don't have a dotting tool.

I spaced them out quite evenly :)

Step 3: Make the dots look more rose-like!

Using a small paintbrush and some red polish, I stroked on three curved lines on each dot to make it resemble a rose.

They may not look quite like roses but from a normal distance they look very sweet.

Step 4: Add the leaves

I think this step make the design! All you have to do is use a green shade and put two short stripes on opposite sides of each flower. 

Step 5: Seal the design with a top coat

This prevents chipping, makes the nail look shiny and smooths over the bumps of the different layers of polish!

And that's it! 

Let me know what you think and I'd love to see pictures if you try it so send me tweets or tag me in a Facebook picture :)

Love love and vintageroselove!!
Toffee xXxXx


  1. m defo gonna try this out
    looks so vintage!

  2. OMG I absolutely loooove this hun! Looks bootiful, defo gona attempt this. Thanks for the fab tutorial chic!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  3. Aww such a cute nails! lovee them


  4. I love your nails, looks simple to do as well! will definitely give it a go soon!