Sorry we're a bit late today, it's been hectic recently! Our designs take quite a while to dream up, prepare, create, edit and write up so it can be tough finding the time to produce quality content for you. It's also a challenge getting good lighting for photos so we are ecstatic that the evenings are starting to get lighter again, yay!
Today I have been working on St Patrick's Day nails (to be revealed soon) and was listening to the Wales v. Ireland rugby match whilst working. Ironically I was rooting for a Wales victory to let England back into the Six Nations. It was a bit confusing painting Irish nails whilst hoping for their defeat! Anyway, that reminded me that I haven't created any England Rugby nails this year, in fact, I think I missed last year too. The England Rose is an attractive symbol and therefore works really well in nail art!
I used O.P.I - Red My Fortune Cookie* for the main colour, and Put A Coat On!* for the white accent. The rose was painted on with a small brush using the same O.P.I red and Barry M - Red Wine and Cardamom* for the additional detail.
I used to be able to draw this rose from memory but had to look it up to ensure I got it right today. I messed it up a little as it doesn't quite fit on my nail, but I wanted it to fill as much of the white space as possible so was half expecting that to happen. I have created this design before, back when I was a nail art newbie. I wasn't convinced I was going to be able to do any better the second time round, but I've just found the original and am astonished. I genuinely thought that the first attempt was wonderful, can't believe how far I've come since then! My nails were a total mess and the rose barely resembles England's famous symbol.
Right, we're underway against Scotland now so I'm off to watch it!!