Flowers are not something I normally do, but I had painted roses on my friend once before, so I figured I'd give it another go for today. I started with a base of La Femme - Ice Blue Cream on all my fingers except for the index and pinkie, and used La Femme - Lilac Cream for those 2 nails instead. Then I added some stripes of Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream on the thumb and middle finger with my striping brush. On my index finger I added 2 coats of Shimmer - Karen and on the pinkie I used 2 coats of Shimmer - Caroline. For the roses, I got some violet acrylic paint, and mixed a little with white, and a little with black to get the colours for my high/low-lights. I then painted rough, messy circles with the original paint as a base for my roses, and added tiny strokes of the lighter and darker colours to create the "petals". Then on the glittery nails, I painted sections on either side with the same violet paint, and once that was dry I added 2 stripes of Ice Blue Cream to help tie them in with the rest of the design.
Once I'd done the photo's, I couldn't resist adding a matte top coat, which looked like this:
I couldn't decide whether I liked the matte or the shiny more, they're both nice. I'd love to know which one you guys like better.