Friday, 13 July 2012

Essence High Spirits and Freehand Flowers

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Today's manicure is in a new style for me (for the most part).  I want to learn to do the one stroke painting technique for flowers and plants, and this is one of my first attempts.  It is not the best, but I am still learning.  :D

For this I used a base of Essence High Spirits, which is a lovely khaki green with silver shimmer.  I then used acrylic craft paint for the design. :D

I'm so excited to practice this more!! :D

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Friday!! :D

-Ashesela ;)


  1. "this is not the best"....

    Giiiirl. If I could, I'd come over right now and smack some sense into you! Then I'd beg you to do this to my nails, because this is GOEGEOUS and you and your art are amazing <3

  2. Oyy!!! You're still practicing? I wonder how you'll be when you've perfected this. lol

    This is already so gorgeous!! Very well done dear.

  3. This is fantastic, especially for an early attempt. Is there a tutorial you used that you can recommend?

  4. I agree with everyone else. I tried five different manis today before I just finally settled on a blue with a flakie on top. I need to practice!

  5. The flowers love gorgeous and the colour combination used really suits the design, xx

  6. Amazing. I don't know, why you say, it's not the best, because it is.

  7. oh my! amazing nails! love those colors together!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know!
    see you around!

  8. OMG this is breathtaking! I can't believe how perfect this is!

  9. It's really lovely, very well done for the first time indeed :)

  10. oh wow this is very awesome manicure!!!!!!!!!

  11. Wowza, gorgeous flowers! Very nicely done! As for High Spirits... the name and the color make me giggle. :)

  12. This is freakin amazing!!!! I love this!

  13. I love this. Very well done. Do you have a tutorial on how to do the freehand flowers. That would be awesome.

  14. This is amazing! I love it so much! You are very talented! :)

  15. The flowers look so soft and like-like. I really like them!

  16. Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the purple and green combo!!

  17. Oh wow! Different, but really pretty!! :D

  18. These are can you say they aren't that good?

  19. @ polishyoftruth: LOL!!!! :’D Thank you so much for your kind comment!!! :’D

    @ Ashley is PolishAddicted: :’D Thank you so much, Ashley!!!!

    @ GoingtotheShowing: Thank you so much Anna!!! :’D!

    @ Lizzy O: :’D Thank you, thank you!! :’D That really means a lot!!!

    @ Laura: If you type in one stroke flowers in google, there are some great photos that pop up and there are tutorials in YouTube. Here is a link with some small photos (that you can get the gist of without reading the text):
    I just found that now while answering your question :D!!

    @ Malinda: Thank you so much Malinda!!! Ooo blue with flakie... sounds gorgeous!!!! :D

    @ Natalie Roseanne Peploe: Thank you so much!!!! :D

    @ Taya: :’D Thank you so much for your kind comment!!!

    @ Beautyshades: Thank you so much!!! :D

    @ A Possible Fantasy: Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! :D I am following your blog! :D

    @ PassionForPolish: :’D Thank you so incredibly much!!! :D

    @ zebra-nails: Thank you so much!!!! :D

    @ Marias Nail Art: Thank you so much Maria!!! :D

    @ YoannitaL: :’D Thank you so very much!!! :D

    @ Liesl: :D Thank you so much!!! I am really glad you like it! :D

    @ Fingers: :’D Thank you!!! I really appreciate that!!! :D

    @ Tinagoof: Thank you so much!! :D I do not have a tutorial on it, but here is a good glimpse at some different petal types: :D

    @ Caroline Jewel: :’D Thank you so, so much, Caroline!!! :D

    @ puja malhotra: Thank you so much!!! :D!!

    @ Jayne: :D Thank you very much!!! :D

    @ Angie OurPaintedWorld: Thank you!!!! :D

    @ ScarsLikeLace: Thank you so much!!!! :D

    @ drinkcitra: :D!! Thank you!!!

    @ JennaFroggy: Thank you so much, Jenna!!! :’D I still have so much to learn!!

  20. Beautiful! I love this color and think that design is lovely over it :)

  21. Your nails are always so amazing Ash! <3 this :)

  22. Whaaaat! How are you so talented?! Teach me your ways, lol! Love this so much!

  23. Not the best? Are you kidding me ?? This is freaking amazing!! You are so talented, girl :D

  24. What do you mean not the best?!?! This is a gorgeous mani as usual hun.

    Your freehand nail art is so stunning & I would love to be able go do it half as good as you. X :-)

  25. Wow, great artwork and interesting color combo. I got High Spirits for a specific mani, now I have an idea of another way to use it. :)

  26. This was your first attempt? SHUT UP!! OMG I hate you right now. I can't even do stamping or dots worth a crap and you do this on your first try???? AHHHHH!!! Well done!...and I still hate you LOL. =P

    1. You should have done a video tutorial for this so we could see how you did it. I know there are other videos for this but I'd like to see how you did yours.


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