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Showing posts with label Retro Week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retro Week. Show all posts

11/17/11

Retro Week: Connect the Squares

Good morning!

For day four of retro week I bring you the simplest design yet!

I was originally inspired by a picture but it was really hard to draw the hexagons in that picture so instead I went for a more simple "squared" pattern.

By the way, the base I used here is GOSH Miss Minty, which is beyond gorgeous and has incredible formula. My amazing friend Jen over at The Exotic Lacquer surprised me with it! Thank you Jen!


For this manicure I used GOSH Miss Minty as the base. Then I took a nail art brush and black nail polish to create the small squares that intersect with each other randomly. I finished off with topcoat.

Excuse the kind-of-blurry pictures, these were taken with artificial light.

Tomorrow is the last day of Retro Week and then I'll have other things to post next week. (:

11/16/11

Retro Week: Crazy Abstract

Hey, hey, hey!

So for the third day of Retro Week I'm choosing to post this abstract design.

This is yet another manicure that I copied from a picture. This time I got it from zebber.tumblr.com

Now, when I first saw this design, it looked relatively easy, but doing it was a pain! It ended up way to messy for my liking and then my ghetto topcoat made it even messier!

But...I thought I'd show you guys anyway because the idea is still very cute. (:


For this manicure I started off with a white base. Then I took a nail art brush and the following colors to create random lines throughout my nails: Wet N Wild Candylicious (pink), Kleancolor Neon Blue (blue) and Barielle Do Unto Others (green). Afterwards, I used my dotting tool and a black polish to create random dots throughout my nails. I did the dots a little different than the original design. I finished with a goopy, ghetto ass topcoat.

Her version is very impressive, I'll have to re-do this one day to get it to look like that.

11/15/11

Retro Week: Radiating Dots

Good morning!

Ready for day two of Retro Week?

Today's design was inspired by a picture that I saw online. I saved it a long time ago in my inspiration folder but I don't know what blog it came from. If someone knows, please tell me in the comments so I can properly credit.

This came out a lot different than I wanted. I still like it though. I just wish the topcoat didn't bubble and smear so much.

Ah...well, we can't have it all.



For this manicure I used Orly Ancient Jade as the base. Next, I drew dots on several different spots on each nail. Then, using a nail art brush, I took Zoya Cynthia, Zoya Marley and an orange polish (I forgot which one) and drew the lines that surround the dots.

This was a fun and easy design to do, but taking your time is essential. I rushed through this design, (which I even said not to do in my nail art guide) so it didn't turn out as thin/neat as I had hoped.

11/14/11

Retro Week: Waves

Hello, hello!

I'm back! Sorry for the long break. I've been really excited to announce that this week will be Retro Week. Basically, patterns, patterns and more patterns! All with a retro theme.

Well, it's not really a full week, just all five business days.

For the first day, I have this design to show you. I actually got the inspiration from a picture I found on Google.

I literally searched "retro patterns" and this is one of the designs that came up.


For this manicure I used Zoya Marley as the light lavender base. Then I took a nail art brush and drew squiggly waves with Zoya Creamy and Zoya Petra. I used the base as part of the wave design so I just left a blank there once the light purple part of the pattern came. I let it dry for 10 minutes then added topcoat

Are you guys as excited as I am for the rest of Retro Week? I hope this can make up for my absence!

P.S. Did you notice my new post signature? I created it using mylivesignature.com

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