Posts tagged: white

Abstract

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Backstory: I live in an apartment which used to belong to my brother, and a lot of his stuff is still around. I found a little painting in his (now my) room last night and I was intrigued – I gave him a call to ask about it, and he told me it was painted by his beautiful fiancée! So I knew I just had to use it as my inspiration for this day of the challenge. Here was my version of this artwork:

I used a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then took acrylic paints that matched the painting and dabbed them onto my nail with a small brush.

Starry

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I’ve prepared simple galaxy nail art and this time it’s all purple! I’ve used Zoya Payton as a base colour because it’s beautiful and the chunky holographic glitter looks like stars :)

Base colour – I’ve used Zoya Payton because of the holographic glitter in it

White, pink creme and purple creme polish, dotting tool, small detailing brush and topcoat (I’ve used Zoya polishes and Seche Vite topcoat).

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Daisies

For these I started off with a base of MASH – Black, then I used acrylic paint for the white flowers and dots, and then I used Butter LONDON – Jasper for the yellow centres of the flowers, all topped off with a coat of Seche Vite. 

Chowder’s

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Nail art details: Thumb: Large, medium and small polka dots. Using Seche Dives In Head First, China Glaze Grape Pop Pointer: Freehand checkerboard. Using Misa Blueberry Blast, China Glaze Man Hunt Middle: Freehand bone pattern. Using LCN Fanappleistic, Essie Blanc Ring: Freehand abstract pattern. Using Essie Blanc, China Glaze Man Hunt, Misa Blueberry Blast, Zoya Arizona, Zoya Darcy, Duri Into the Further Pinky: Freehand bone and paw print pattern. Using Essie Blanc, Duri Into the Further

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Groovy

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For the white and black polishes I used Cult Nails Tempest and Nevermore. You will definitely be seeing a lot of Tempest and Nevermore this week! I can’t help but use them over and over again because they are both so opaque and have great formulas.

This was my first time trying this interlocking pattern!! It’s easy in concept, but I must admit I struggled a little with placement – especially the really important first step where the lines cross. It looks really nice from far away (far away meaning arm’s length, i.e. the usual distance my hand is from my eyeballs), but I feel like there are so many glaring flaws in these up close and personal macro photos :-/ Oh well, another excuse for me to practice using dots, huzzah!

Autumnfall

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The glitter accents are two coats of KBShimmer You Autumn Know over one of Barry M White.

I create the waterfall nail art (tutorial here) over a base of Rimmel Sunset Bronze. I used a nail art brush to apply the stripes using Barry M Gold Foil, Rimmel Purple Reign, Essie Jag-U-Are, China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around and Sally Hansen Sun Kissed.

Grayscale Explosion

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I used Wet N Wild Wild Shine French White and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme for this manicure.  I started with a base of Black Creme and then mixed the black and white polishes to create three different shades of gray, creating “explosion bursts” with each one.  I finished off my concentric explosions with French White.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.  I free handed this, but if you’re really ambitious and ultra-patient you could tape it.

Black and White

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This month’s theme is Black and White and was chosen by Missy.   Gggggrrrr black and white.  Where’s all the colour??  Initally I hated this theme, but actually, in the end, I like every mani I’ve done, partly because it’s put the focus on the art and the pattern, and not the colours.

Circus tent

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I decided to go big or go home, so I combined all eight shades into this mani. I did a similar look here, but used striping tape. This time I got brave and freehanded the stripes with a striping brush. I started with a base of Spirit Walker, a pinkish off-white with a touch of shimmer. Then I randomly added funky stripes to create this Wild West themed mani. The colors in the collection are (L to R in the pic above): Take off the Mask, Hi-Ho Silver, Paint Pony, Spirit Walker, Brothel, Texas Sky, Cactus, and Go Native.  I finished with two coats of Nubar Diamond Seal & Shine topcoat to make it smooth and shiny.

Infinity

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I’ve used Morgan Taylor Berry Contrary, Barry M Blackberry, China Glaze Sweet Hook, OPI Alpine Snow, dotting tool make up sponge and nail art brushes.

NO SPOILERS!

I haven’t finished the series yet – I’m so behind! – but this amazing nail art gives nothing away…

Breaking bad nail art

I’ve chosen to do a recreation of a Heisenberg sketch done supposedly by the Mexican cartel but in a Warhol style. I’ve actually tried to find out who has done the sketch but no one knows.