Vintage butterflies feat. Lumene Late Winter

Today’s polish is Lumene #2 Late Winter (or Kevättalvi in Suomi). I bought the color about a month ago, and postponed swatching it till the real late winter… and I missed the moment! I completely forgot about this beautiful taupe, and found it in the nail polish box only yesterday. I think I owe this polish an apology, no matter how weird it may sound.

Butterfly nail art with laces

Let’s start with its portrait, shall we?

Lumene Late Winter 2 nail polish

I also took a pic of Lumene Late Winter with its friends – OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know? (on the left) and OPI You Don’t Know Jacques (on the right):

Taupe nail polishes

As you can see, Late Winter belongs to light cremes, and that makes it a good base for romantic nail designs :) This time I used it for a vintage themed manicure with butterflies and laces.

Vintage nail art with lace

For the background I used Lumene Late Winter applied over Orly Nail Defense base. The application was ok and I got a smooth opaque finish in 2 coats. After the polish was dry to the touch, I added a few fan brush strokes with OPI Alpine Snow, and over it all I stamped butterflies and lace (the idea was to add some vintage to the design).

Lace and butterflies nail art

Overall, for the vintage lace nail art with butterflies I needed:

  • Orly nail Defense – clear base
  • Lumene Late Winter – light taupe creme
  • OPI Alpine Snow – white creme for the background
  • Konad black and white polishes
  • Konad m50 stamping plate (butterflies and a small lace pattern)
  • Clear top

Ok, my short nail-polish-blog-post break is over and now I’m back to work :) I hope you liked the vintage design and the stamped butterflies. See you soon xxx

12 Comment

  1. Helen Blank says: Reply

    I love this! So original.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Hello Helen! Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked the design :))

  2. It is super elegant and pretty!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Maria :)

  3. Just been threw your site and wow your nail art is amazing, you are very very talented. This design is gorgeous. Really like the texture effect.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Hello Lisa! Thank you for stopping by, I’m glad you like my blog :))

  4. Not a very exciting color but when you decorate it like this it looks awesome :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe thank you dear :)

  5. This is soooo pretty! I’ll need to search for that Lumene!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Ina :) Late Winter is really lovely, and the application was good as well :)

  6. Beautiful design – very sophisticated :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy :)

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