Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dawn Til Dusk

It's almost the weekend, yay! This is both relieving and sad- next week is my last week of work. I've really come to enjoy it and I'll be sad to be leaving )': But university awaits!

Here's an edgy manicure that incorporates a lot of different elements: gradient, tribal, and cut-out hearts and suns! All of the polishes I used are by American Apparel- my favourite brand for cremes :) I'm happy with this look- it's the perfect way to end the summer.

You may notice that this photo looks a lot different from my usually ones. I always took pictures by a window with natural light and automatic camera settings. I haven't been very satisfied with this method lately so I decided that it was time for a change. I'm still using natural light but I'm playing with solid backgrounds, manually adjusting the white balance, and zooming out more. I like how this photo looks so hopefully this method will work in the future! I hope you like this new style too :)


I sponged a gradient on all of my nails with a makeup sponge and American Apparel ManilaAmerican Apparel Neon OrangeAmerican Apparel Sunset BlvdAmerican Apparel Poppy, and American Apparel Dynasty. Then I used black striping polish for the tribal print and the outlines of the shapes and American Apparel Hassid to fill.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

10 comments:

  1. very nice! I like the thumb and middle finger best!

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  2. Wow I love how you incorporated all these elements together! This looks amazing!!!!

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  3. i love EVERYTHING about this mani! SO AWESOME!

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  4. Thanks, Ayesha! The thumb is my favourite too :D

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  5. Yun, The Polish Hideout21 August 2012 at 19:49

    Enjoy your last week at your job and good luck with school! This is a really cool mani. I like the colors you used and the designs. :-)


    ~ Yun

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