Thursday, May 10, 2012

Optimistic Organic

Hi all! Sorry for the absence and the silly title! (The colours in this manicure make me happy!) Would you believe that I wore my "Pastel Paradise" manicure for almost a week? Surprisingly there was zero tip wear and only a small chip on one finger! Incredible, I say! Anyway, here's a quick post as I must get back to work. Thanks for your comments on my previous post, I'll try to reply to them this weekend! (:


 The colour you see at the base of each nail is the first colour I put on. For the middle and little fingers I sponged on a regular gradient with a makeup sponge. Then I added some lines with a white striping polish and dots with a dotting tool. For the thumb and ring finger I created an outline of a shape in white, then sponged on a gradient contained in the shape. Added more white lines and some dots and finished it off with a rhinestone. For the index finger I used a solid base, no gradient. The two colours I used were American Apparel Manila and American Apparel The Valley.

Ugh, that explanation took longer than expected. It's an abstract look that was very difficult to photograph and a bit inspired by my "Koi Pond" nails.

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17 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous! I love the color combination! It look pretty simple to do, so I'm going try something like that next time! :D

    Samantha
    nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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  2. Super Cute! The colors look great together! I love that you added the dots!

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  3. beautiful colors together!

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  4. I love how the colors match your layout!! :D I can't tell you how much I love the designs you create! You really don't see anything like it anywhere else! <3

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  5. new favourite! your abstracts (like the koi pond) are refreshingly different and executed so well :)

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  6. ooooh pertyy! the design really ties the gradient together so you can't even tell where the colors start :D me gustaaa

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  7. Bethany Taylor15 May 2012 13:57

    I love this design! So creative and fun!

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  8. Thank you, Bethany! Glad you think so! (:

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  9. Thanks and I'm so happy that you noticed that! :D

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  10. Aw, thank you, Sasha! I'm glad that you like these designs- hopefully I'll be doing more! (:

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  11. Haha, I didn't even notice that! :P Thank you thank you! That means so much to me :D

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  12. Thanks, Erica! I thought that the dots added a bit more visual interest :)

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  13. I really like your design and the colors look great together! :-)

    ~ Yun

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