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Saturday, June 25, 2011

lather, rinse, repeat - a henna tattoo looking mani



above; index ~ below; middle nail



I thought I did this look at least 6 months ago - but I did this just last month...... I called it 'peas in a pod' manicure, but it does look more like a henna tattoo pattern. I wanted to try again; using the stripe polish and different size dots and it turned out lovely.



There really isn't much to add to this, so if you need more info, please read the other post HERE. I started off with a base of Avon Bare Necessity, and sponged on Billie Cosmetics Turquois ( lol -it is a light pink with grey tones) I used a black stripe polish, then using a dotting tool I added some shimmery medium purple dots in varying sizes.


I applied top coat on a few nails for a refernce to how TC smoothes out lumps and bumps and helps blend together a sponged look in a photo below. It is amazing how a top coat can smoothe out a lumpy textured polish, doesnt always work on gritty glitters, though.

I used matte top coat for this. I find that whenever I do fancy nail art, and use a shiny top coat I can never get a good photo of the design, so from now on I think I will try to take a photo of my designs with matte top coat.....


this is immediately after i applied the matte TC when it was still wet - so its shiny


stuff I used;
Avon Bare Necessity, Billie Turquois, Black stripe polish, Billie Purple, Claire's Matte TC


my thumb, middle and pinky nails have top coat, the rest are just the sponged on polish


so I cheated! I brushed on the two colours first, then sponged.....

I drew my flower petals or leaves or whatever these are supposed to be


Then added these shimmery purple dots


Avon Bare Necessity


the black stripe polish from The Bargain Shop Canada


... and one more photo!
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20 comments:

Belle said...

so creative omg lol
what a beautiful design!

Whitney @ ElementalStyles said...

I LOVE this! So pretty ;)

Toyomi said...

I love this . It's so freaking pretty . Must try !

ChaosButterfly said...

I love this!! So elegant and pretty! :D

Megan Harmeyer said...

I really like this. The color. The design. Everything. Woot!

Constantly Undone said...

This came out GORGEOUS! ANNNNND I have an award for you on my blog! xoxo

http://constantlyredone.blogspot.com/2011/06/gosh-you-shouldnt-have-aka.html

Alissa said...

Gorgeous! Maybe I will attempt something similar someday! I love the colors.

Yasmin said...

This is sooo beautiful! I love the color choice as well.

Taya said...

This is so beautiful. I'll have to try it.

Sarahlouise1986 said...

this is amazing!

/Hugs

Pretty said...

ooh i love it. I must try this one too! haha. so much talent. I seriously just looked at all ya nail art posts one day. so cool.

Elsa P. said...

This version is my favourite! You're so creative :)

Alhrayth said...

just gorgeous!!!

Minty said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOOOVEE this design!

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

So creative! I love it.... I love the colors you choose. I might have to try using a sponge in some of my nail designs!

beachgal said...

Amazing. What talent you have! How come we don't live next door to each other so you could teach me what I cannot seem to pick up by following along? Oh and we could share coffee over our nails! Really this is quite outstanding. The sponging really makes this one I think - even if you did start by brushing it on!

Pam said...

Very pretty! I need to work on my striper skills :)

Kelly said...

This is such a cool idea!! super original and I love the colors and everything!! This looks great! :)

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

I love this design!!! The colors go well together :)

NailsbyNoir said...

Wow!! This looks absolutely amazing!