23 July 2012

Cherry blossom manicure

Hey everyone!

Another manicure inspired by something random in my house this week :) On the left is a picture of the cover of a photo album I use to store all my stamping plates. I thought the colours and the flowers were very cute together, so I used the album as inspiration for this manicure.

For the base I tried out a new technique (well, new to me that is). I painted my nails with P2 - Heartbeat, a pastel pink, and when that dried I put a coat of Kiko - 238 Martha red over it. Then I took some plastic foil/saran wrap, bunched it up, and sponged my nails with it. The foil pulls away the still wet polish, revealing the dry colour underneath, giving your nails a very pretty marbled effect.
When the marble was dry I stamped my nails using the Konad s9 plate and finished with some red rhinestones and a nice thick coat of topcoat.

So what do you guys think? I really like the combination of the 2 colour design with the pink and the red. I also liked the marbled effect on it's own, so I will be trying that again soon! I hope you have a nice week, and see you next Monday!



21 comments :

  1. Christine Rica Bryant23 July, 2012 20:28

    what a beautiful mani

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  2. OMG ! brilliant! A really good job, just perfect:)

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  3. Ooooh, purdy!


    I still haven't tried the trick with the saran wrap, should try it soon! Cause I love the way it looks.

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  4. sooo pretty! *-*

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  5. Very nice! Love the two tone background.

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  6. And it's so very easy! ^^

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  7. Thank you very much! I'm gonna try the background technique again soon, it was very fun to do

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  8. It's one of my favourite stamping plates!

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  9. thank you very much!

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  10. gorgeous mani.. I LOVE IT!

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  11. thank you so much!

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  12. WOW! This is Gorgeous! What a lovely source of inspiration and onto-the-nail interpretation

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  13. Jennius - Gold Speck Nails28 July, 2012 19:01

    These are so gorgeous!

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  14. Anya_WackyLaki13 August, 2012 23:49

    This is so gorgeous! All the little details just fall into place...

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  15. martha red is awesome!! just bought it for my carnival costume as mini mouse :)

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  16. You're very creative and talented! Love all your designs!

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