Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Rose for a Tudor

February 10:

Since my senior year of high school I have been obsessed with the Tudors. AP European History is to blame. First it started with Elizabeth I after we watched "Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen". Then it moved on to Henry VIII and his six wives. In honor of my favorite royal house I decided to do Tudor Rose nails. The colors of the Tudor house are green and white and the rose is red and white. I had an idea for a manicure like this for a long time but only put it together yesterday. This is also in anticipation for my Rescue Beauty Lounge "Catherine" manicure!

Just a warning, this a pic heavy from here on out. I am so in love with this manicure!

On my pinky and middle fingers and my thumbs I have three coats of Nina Pro "Salsa". I have never used this brand before and I definitely approve. This color was the perfect "Tudor" green. I also used this for the leaves for the flowers.

On my ring and pointer fingers I have three coats of Sally Hansen "White On". For the first time this polish actually behaved.

To paint the flower I used OPI's "20 Candles on My Cake" and a dotting tool (I can't live without this!). Then I drew a little dot in the center of the rose with Sinful Colors "This Is It" (I'm not entirely sure that is the correct name). And of course added the leaves with Nina Pro "Salsa".
This totally feeds my Tudor addiction. Now I think I shall lug out one of my giant Tudor biographies and hunker down later today. Anyone ever choose a favorite Henry VIII wife? Mine was always Anne but then I feel bad because I like Catherine too...and Anne of Cleaves...and Catherine Parr...
Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress


  1. This came out pretty beautiful!!
    I watched the Tudors too back in Roumania, I had HBO there, here we don't get that so I had to stop

  2. Thanks! I have never actually seen the show but I have heard it is good. I just love to read books and watch movies on the Tudors :)