20 May 2018

#52weeknailchallenge - week 20: Childhood

Hi everyone!


Yup, real life struck again so I had absolutely no time to write a post any time earlier... but I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can finish typing this post and publish while it's still Sunday ;)

This weeks prompt is Childhood and when thinking about it, I thought back to the time when my mom taught me how to make crowns out of daisies. The way I usually see people do it is by making a tiny slit in the stem of a daisy with their thumbnail and pushing another daisy through the hole, forming a very thin, delicate chain. But my mom used a different method, she braided the stems which resulted in a sturdier chain but I had to pick way more flowers to make it. Fortunately daisies grew just about anywhere (as they are considered weeds) so there were plenty for me to pick and when I made a long enough braid, my mom connected the ends and I could wear my flower crown, making me a flower princess :)

With that in mind I set out to pick colors and a plate and here's the result:


I started by painting all my nails with a-england Symphony in Green and Gold, a lovely light green polish with a warm, almost linear holo flame. Unfortunately it wasn't as opaque as a-england polishes usually are so I needed three coats for full opacity (I would have loved to stamp with this if it were a one coater). While that was drying I used medium green Zoya Shawn to pick up a daisy image from UberChic plate 15-02 and colored in the daisies with yellow OPI Good Grief and white Hit the Bottle Snowed In on the stamper. As the leaves weren't as opaque as I wanted them to be, I re-painted them using Zoya Hunter. All that was left for me to do was firmly stamp the colored in image on my middle and ring finger and cover all nails with a coat of Seche Vite, and voila... done!


I used these polishes:
a-england Symphony in Green and Gold, Zoya Shawn, OPI Good Grief, Hit the Bottle Snowed In


I couldn't stop smiling when I was doing my nails for this prompt. Being a flower princess definitely is one of the fondest memories of my childhood and I'm afraid I bored everyone silly with stories of small me. I still know how to make daisy crowns btw. but I leave the job of flower princess to my nieces now, as their grandma also taught them how to make the crowns. Maybe I'll take a walk tomorrow and pick some daisies when I see them near the side of the road...



a-england Symphony in Green and Gold and Zoya Shawn were bought from Pretty Polish.
Hit the Bottle Snowed In was bought from Hypnotic Polish.

2 comments:

  1. What a special memory!! I don't think I have ever made daisy crowns. :/ I love what you did here. I love the polishes and those daisies are just the best I have ever seen. I love this combination! Love what you did *adds another one to the to-do list**

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  2. What a beautiful memory... I can totally see small Joyce skipping around wearing her daisy crown.

    And of course the mani matches perfectly!

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