Sunday, September 14, 2014

31DC2014 Day 15- Delicate print

Every now and again I have to go back to the classic nude-and-white French manicure. Here I added a bit of a twist with a floral stamp from MoYou's Professional plate #7, and some rhinestone accents. I'm also trying out a new pose for my fingers. It's less about showing the details of the art and more about displaying the whole thing nicely. I think I like it!

31DC2014 Day 14- Floral

For me, floral has to be bright and colorful. I actually debated doing this design in rhinestones rather than flat glitters, but I decided to save that for another time. I do have these lovely teardrop shaped rhinestones in pink and red, but doing an entire hand in that? Nah. I'll probably try it out as an accent one of these days though.

For this manicure I started with an off-white background, and sponged some pale blue and green over it randomly to create an abstract daylight look. I placed diamond glitter in flower shapes on top of that.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

31DC2014 Day 13- Animal Print

I ran into this problem. I had the same problem last year, wherein I Don't Like animal print. I just have this huge aversion to tiger and zebra stripes or leopard spots, which is where these things normally go. I always have to try and find some unusual take on it, not even for the sake of creativity, but for the sake of not hating my nails.

So this year I went with turtle shells. I did turtle shells not long ago, but these are far more detailed. I tried to create a mottled effect by sponging on various greens and golds and beiges, but it actually looks pretty uniform in the pictures. Still, as far as animal print goes, this pings me as fairly tolerable :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

31DC2014 Day 12- Stripes

I am trying to get more creative with my color schemes, and I came up with this. One of my coworkers commented that it looked "very 1980's". Whaddaya think, should I call this retro? Or accidentally retro?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

31DC2014 Day 11- Dots

It's dotticure time!

So, funny story- I originally planned to do a sort of "rainbow fish" look, layering dots over dots. But no matter what I tried, it ended up looking atrocious. I guess next time I'll learn my lesson and use a stamp, not dots. The original color scheme I picked out had some green, but in the end I decided that if I was abstracting the look I'm gonna narrow the color scheme too. I still think it has a bit of the rainbow fish feel to it, don't you?

This ended up going online half a day later than when I usually do it. Oh well, better late than never!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

31DC2014 Day 10- Gradient

Gradient day! Since gradients are a staple for me in my nail art repertoire, I wanted to try and find a new twist. I decided to go diagonal, and also instead of sponging with a single makeup sponge I worked with a little eye shadow sponge to achieve this look. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

31DC2014 Day 9- Rainbow

For today I attempted the bubble technique- it's reminiscent of the nimbus technique created by TheNailsaurus, but it's actually made completely differently. I first encountered this technique as used by Sprinklenails here. My 'bubbles' are a lot less even than hers, but I actually really enjoy how this came out. I got a lot of compliments about it at work, too!

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