20 March 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Violet Nails!


Deborah's manicure - Fuzzy nails

Hi loves! Day 6 of this challenge and we are slowly working ourselves towards the more "themed" challenges. I must say I am still kinda anxious about the water marble so maybe I should practice before the challenge day is really here ;-).

Recently I orderd some flocking powder on eBay and I received it this week. When I unpucked I saw this cute lilac/purple color and I decided to use it for today's theme! I also wanted to do something extra with it and decided to do a striping tape pattern too.

I started by painting all my nails with a base of El Corazon Kaleidoscope F-14, a purple metallic polish. This was opaque in 1 easy coat and dried quickly! After it dried enough I used 3 strips of striping tape on my middle finger and pinky to create a pattern. I painted over it using Barry M Prickly Pear (it was an exact match to my flocking powder) and used a pair of tweezers do dab flocking powder over the wet nailpolish. It stuck to the nail firmly and easily and after it dried a bit I could easily swipe over it to remove the excess. I did the same, minus the striping tape, to my index and ringfinger.

Doesn't it look adorable? I did these just for the challenge but I think this might be great for a night out! The blue color that came in the set is SO gorgeous and bright and royal, I'll definitely try this again.

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Loqi's manicure - A stamped, striped gradient

Hi everybody!
Did you know purple is my favourite colour? Now you do ;) For today's challenge I thought I would go with some stamping. It's not the most complicated form of nail art, but I really enjoy it.

As a base for this manicure I used Essence Thelma, from the nail art twins line. When that was dry I used China Glaze Harmony with bm plate 319 to stamp a striped pattern. I didn't stamp the entire pattern, I kind of put it on halfway so that it made a kind of gradient effect.

Sadly in the first picture the stripes make my nails look kind of wonky because I couldn't get the stamp completely straight. It didn't look as crooked in real life though. I really liked how this turned out, the metallic made a really striking contrast against the crème and from a distance it really looked like a kind of gradient.



Stay tuned for challenge day 7: black & white!

24 comments :

  1. Rhonda (nailsbeautiqued)20 March, 2013 22:43

    Both designs look pretty amazing! You inspire me girly :)

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  2. Lovely. My favorite is the stamped manicure :-D

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  3. WOW they are both awesome!! I love the flocking powder. It is such a pretty color too. The second one is really cool. I love the color combination.

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  4. Oh Deb, your flocked nails look so fun!! The flocking powder looks like its super scratchy though! (was it?)


    And Loqi, your stamping combo is great! And purple's my favorite color too!

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  5. I love both manicures! Flocking manis aren't really my thing, but I like what you did with it Deborah! I think I would keep rubbing my nails on my face if I did that. x) I don't think it will be soft though...is it?

    And Loqi, I must recreate those sometime. They look fab. :)

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  6. Oeh, ik vind ze allebei echt heel erg mooi <3
    Ik ga ook weer eens fuzzy nagels maken!

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  7. those fuzzy nails are so adorable.... and the stamping is wonderful

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  8. Thanks Rhonda :) glad we can provide some inspiration!

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  9. I love it too, Loqi did such a great job!

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  10. Thanks Angie! It was supersoft actually, I wanted to keep petting my nails haha!

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  11. Actually it is very very soft! And they are fun to play with :).

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  12. Thanks Lin, ja tof die fuzzy nagels! Ik was er een beetje huiverig voor maar nu ben ik toch wel om ♥.

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  13. Deborah...OMG you did it! Furry nails!!!! I don't know how I feel about this kind of manicures, they're lovely but I think I couldn't wear "hair" on my nails :D You know what? Your powder mixed with a sea-green one would remind me of Sullivan from Monsters INC. Every "furry" nail reminds me of him :D


    Loqi's stamping is *_______* love it.


    Love both your manicures!!!

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  14. I need to get me some flocking powder ASAP! I wanna pet my nails! lol!

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  15. Ooooooh recreating Sullivan, that'd be so awesome! Unfortunately my set doesn't have a seagreen one but now I'll check and see if I can find it ;-).

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  16. Oh my, Loqi's nails are so awesome! I really love the effect, it reminds me of music... xD I don't know how to say it, but it's like the visualizations when you play music on the player. How the stripes are jumping up and down *-* Soo amazing!

    And yours are soo fluffy <3 I've always wanted to try this type of mani, but I haven't found the powder anywhere here... I love the colours of the powder you used, shines so lovely^^


    Can't wait for another creations of yours^^

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  17. I actually know what you mean! It does look a bit like that indeed :).


    Just check eBay, it is very cheap and you get lots of colors!

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  18. Thanks so much! That is actually a good comparison, it does look like music visualization!

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  19. Hahah a Sullivan manicure would be awesome! And thank you!

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