Weekly Mani: Sweet Spring Nail Design with Roses and Stripes

Hello dear readers,


This week’s mani is a sweet spring design with hand painted roses and stripes all on a beautiful soft green backdrop. I bought some ReformA gel polish a few months ago and this is the only color I have not worn yet. Brantford is a lovely pale green cream, it applies like a dream and is opaque in 2 coats. I thought it was the perfect background for the stripes and roses.

Here is the sample I did:

roses & stripes

ReformA gel polish “Brantford”

941480 Brantford-max-700


After removing the sticky layer from the color coats I painted a very thin with Shellac Fedora and a fine detail brush. I cured this for 3 minutes in a UV lamp and let it rest for another minute or two…this helps with getting the maximum stickiness to transfer the foil better. Using a small piece of  silver nail art transfer foil I pressed it onto the cured Fedora.


I then used Mosaic  gel paint in Snow White and painted the stripes along the top of the nail and cured 30 seconds in an LED lamp. I then painted 3 small irregular circles using Fedora and cured in the UV lamp for 2 minutes. For the pink petal color I combined a drop of Mosaic Snow White and a little Shellac Fedora and using the fine detail brush formed the petals. Cured for 2 min in the UV lamp. I used watercolors to paint the leaves, let dry and then topped everything with two coats of top coat. For the other nails I simply painted the drop shapes in Fedora, cured, then painted the pink mix over the Fedora, allowing a little of the darker color to show, cured and topped with top coat.


I hope y’all like this week’s design and stay tuned for a video tutorial.


Products used:

Gelish Foundation
ReformA gel polish- Brantford
Mosaic gel paint- Snow White
Shellac Fedora
Silver Foil
Kiss Top Gel


4 comments on “Weekly Mani: Sweet Spring Nail Design with Roses and Stripes

  1. JKP

    Amazingly perfect stripes!

  2. Christine Nikolaou

    Which detail brush do you use for the designs? Thank you :-)