This is currently what is on my left hand - I do love lilac (it's my favourite colour) and I have a little pattern fetish at the moment where I like all my nails to be different.
I started off with this gorgeous polish from OPI as a base - Rumple's Wiggin. Three coats (two didn't quite suffice) over a base coat of OPI Nail Envy Matte is what I used.
Then, using a white nail striper polish from Inglot, I began the patterns. With my index finger, I was only going to do half of my nail but then it looked a bit weird so I filled in the other side.
With the feather on my thumb, I wasn't sure what to do so I just began using the white striper and it turned into a feather.
After the white was mostly dry, I added Model's Own Soda Pop Pink. Used with a dotting tool and a tiny little nail art paint brush for the more delicate designs.
Then, using a dark pink limited edition Barry M polish, I completed the designs using the same tiny (the smallest one I have) nail art paint brush. For the three green leaves, I used Illamasqua Kink and the tip of that tiny brush.
On a side note, if you're really into doing your own nail art (or doing it for others) then investing in a set of 4 different sized nail art brushes is a good idea.
Unfortunately, my left hand is no where near as steady as my right, so sticking with a dotting tool and the same colours, I did some polkadotting. Not as skilled, but still as cool I think - I hope!
These nails have been perfect for this fine summery May Day bank holiday weekend :)
Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine!
Love love and lilaclove!!