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Showing posts with label Color Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color Club. Show all posts

2/21/12

Mardi Gras Inspired

Happy Mardi Gras!

Do people say that? I know there's "Happy Valentine's Day" and "Happy Birthday" but I've never heard anyone say "Happy Mardi Gras."

Ah, whatever, it is what it is.

This took me close to two and a half hours to do. And that's just one hand! I especially had a lot of trouble with the index finger. Apparently it's impossible to get an evenly proportioned mask. But it was all worth it; I love the finished result!


For this manicure I used Orly Out of this World (which my best friend, Emily, gave me) as the deep purple base. Then I created a horizontal stripe in the middle with Color Club Enchanted Holiday. The green stripe, closest to my tip, is Orly Here Comes Trouble. I used a dotting tool and China Glaze Brighthouse to create the gold beads and then I outlined them in black. The mask was created using (mainly) Zoya Lolly and a variety of pink polishes. I then added on some loose glitter and slapped on a thick coat of Seche Vite.

I don't feel like these pictures are doing any justice to this manicure. It's fun, glittery and so pretty in person!

8/29/11

Sexy Stripes

Good morning!

This is a manicure I did Saturday night. I always do the more time consuming and less simple designs on the weekends, that way I can leave the weekdays open for studying and I won't be distracted.

Anyway, I saw this picture on tumblr about a month ago (I don't know who to properly credit since I saved it on my computer, sorry!) and I really wanted to try it. It was relatively easy to do but pulling off straight lines were difficult. I wish I had a white polish that I could have used for this, oh well.

I love the end result though, LOVE!


For this manicure I used OPI Skulls and Glossbones as the base. Then I created a thick gold stripe with Color Club Enchanted Holiday. Using my nail art brush and a black polish, I drew a horizontal line through the middle of my nails. The leopard tips were made with a base of Wet N Wild Heatwave. For the spots I used the same Color Club Enchanted Holiday polish as the gold stripe and the leopard outlines are made with a black polish.

These are so "in-your-face", I just love it.

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