Sunday, August 05, 2012

Day 05 - Blue

Good morning everyone! It's already day 5 of the challenge, and I'm still feeling good! I love being forced to change my nails daily, while exhausting it's also a lot of fun. Today I decided to revisit a look that I recreated last August after seeing it on Kayla Shevonne's blog - it's patchwork nails!
I used a base of China Glaze For Audrey and to make the different patches I used OPI Fly, OPI Dating a Royal, OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui, and OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue from the upcoming Germany collection (stay tuned for swatches later today!) I used a really thin striping brush and China Glaze Liquid Leather to paint on the stitches.

While I think this is really pretty, were I to do this type of nail art again in the future I definitely prefer it with contrasting colours.

I really like my interpretation of the colour blue! I wasn't sure about throwing the shimmery blue shade in there, but I think it offers a nice flare to the otherwise all-creme design.

For a little idea of how far I've come with my nail care, nail art, and photography, here's a photo of the last time I attempted this type of manicure in August 2011.


Once again, here is the plan for the challenge. I wonder what I'll come up with tomorrow for violet!

Please take the time to check out the blogs of the talented ladies who are also participating in this challenge!


8 comments:

  1. I love this! Reminds me of a little patchwork doll ;-)

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    1. me too! or a cozy quilt! Thank you :)

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    1. Thank you! Turned out much better this time around :P

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  3. These turned out so adorable! The blues compliment each other nicely, and I love the comparison shot from the last time. Good call on the shimmer, too--it's a great little accent!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth, I love the way the hint of shimmer made the manicure a little more dynamic. Pretty funny comparison shot hey? It's crazy what a year can do!

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