Monday, August 27, 2012

Abstract Aztec-y looking thing?

Hey everybunny! Happy Monday? I'm actually enjoying this Monday, I woke up starting to feel a cold coming on and even though I still feel that pesky I'm-about-to-get-sick feeling, I've been super productive and busy the last few days so my mood is pretty super duper! This weekend we went to visit my boyfriend's family which was really fun. I also cleaned out my car and took that poor baby to the carwash for the first time in probably over a year, it was so dirty I was seriously embarrassed at all times.

I also did some nails over the weekend and here they are!

These nails are based on the design on the middle finger of my right hand from the last mani I posted. I ended up liking that design a whole lot and put it on the mental list for later. I wasn't planning to use it so soon but once I decided to paint my nails I couldn't shake the idea so I just went with it.

I actually had a really easy time picking my color combo for these nails, which as you guys know is usually not the case with me. I started with the base color I was dying to use, Sephora by OPI - Ocean Love Potion, which my sister Summer let me borrow a few weeks ago after I went to Sephora to buy it and they were SOLD OUT. And you guys, all of you need this color. It is so unbelievably pretty and perfect and the formula is awesome and I just love it so much.

I freehanded the half-moons for the first time and I'm actually really happy with how they came out, I feel like they're almost neater than when I use paper hole reinforcements. The half-moon color is Essie - A Crewed Interest, and while the color is really lovely I ended up wishing I had chosen something else for the moons while I was painting because it's a very thin color and took 2 thick, careful coats to get it opaque. And as you can see, it was thick enough that when I topcoated it shrunk away from my base color, which was a bummer. Still pretty, though.

The rest of the design was freehanded with my trusty mid-length striping brush and a small dotting tool. These nails took a lot longer than I initially thought they would but they were cool to look at and I loved the colors so it was worth it. My friend Erin and I thought they looked like some sort of ancient Aztec design.

And, in what I believe is a first for me, all ten of my fingernails were painted with the same design!

I usually like to switch it up with accent nails and different designs and such but I was surprised how much I liked having the same design on all of my nails. It was cool to look at, it made it look like I was wearing nail wraps or something.

The other colors I used for these nails are...

China Glaze - Light as Air (light purple)
Sephora by OPI - Unnamed purple in a mini bottle that my sister gave me (dark purple)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet (light green)
Zoya - Kristen (light blue)

Alright, hope you guys enjoyed these nails and have a cool week! See you soon!


  1. Is it me, or does Ocean Love Potion look really similar to Jade is the New Black ? This design is awesome y the way, uniform mania are the way to go in my book !

    1. Oh god, this iPad autocorrect really isn't getting what I'm trying to say haha ! "y" was meant to be "by", and "mania" was supposed to read "manicure"... is it trying to tell me I'm obsessed ? I didn't know iPads were psychic...

    2. haha! awesome, autocorrect always does stuff like that to me too! Thank you! Yeah I literally never do uniform manicures but I liked this one a lot. In these pix OLP does look a lot like JITNB but I think it's because the colors on top of it made it pull more green - it didn't look nearly that green (even in person) before I added the other colors! In person it's much lighter and bluer than JITNB.

  2. I love those! I think the design looks like little martini glasses. Of course, maybe that's just me.

    1. Thank you! OMG no I didn't see it until you pointed it out but I can totally see the resemblance. Maybe you just have booze on the brain.

  3. Ooh it looks stunning in the full hands shot! I love manis that turn out that way :)

    1. Thank you! I liked how all 10 fingerz looked together too :)

  4. I love the colour scheme! This is pure awesomeness.


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