16 January 2012

Murky stripes

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend :)

I was in the mood for something weird when I made this manicure. Some of you may remember the camo nailart I did a while ago. for that mani I used a polish I have never worn as a full manicure before because it's such an unusual colour. So I thought i'd finally wear it and go from there. The polish I am talking about is a colour from a Dutch store called 'Hema'. It has no number, but it's one of those muck/mud/drab colours. It dries a lot darker on the nail than it is in the bottle. It's quite a nice colour actually, but I thought it could use something more.

 So I did a zebra stamping pattern using Essence - All access and I looooooove it! The shimmery stripes make a beautiful contrast against the cream base but they are subtle enough not to be too 'in your face'. I added a rare sunshine pic for this time of year to show the shimmer better.

What do you guys think? Too weird, or fun? Oh, and I finally ordered the second Bundle Monster stamping plate set this weekend! I have had the first set for ages, but the designs are just too small for my nails. So if the second set is as good as people tell me you can expect some more stamping in the future!


17 comments :

  1. I love this, the shimmer is stunning! I still need to try some stamping gear!

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  2. Oooh, very nice! Glad the sun cooperated so we could see. :)

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  3. The Essence was a fab stamping choice! Love this look

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  4. The shimmer is really pretty !! But I really dislake the drek colours... It doesn't suit my nails at all. But it looks pretty on yours though !

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  5. this is really cute, I love the polish you used for the stamping! Your nails looks soooo long too...

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  6. I have yet to try All Access for stamping. It seems to work great for you.
    I personally like the combo very much.

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  7. love the combo! I feel like just the murky green color would have been a little on the unusual/tiny bit weird side but adding the zebra stripes makes it easier to wear while keeping its uniqueness ;)

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  8. Yes, I was so glad for the sun to come out! It just makes taking pictures so much more fun :)

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  9. Thank you! They do look long don't they? I think the stripes are playing some illusion lol. This is actually my ideal length. My middle finger nail is now 1,5 centimetres (the exact size of a konad full nail design lol, purely accidental) from the cuticle to the tip, and the rest is filed to the same optical length.

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  10. These are so awesome! I just love this! So pretty!

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  11. Looove the colour combo!

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  12. Love this combo, and your stamping is stunning as usual <3.

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  13. Interesting choice of colors and I have to say that I really like it 

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