Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Colorful little abstract flowery type things!

Hi friends! So on Monday night I was getting all ready to paint my nails and I got on my computer to look through the inspiration patterns/pictures/links I had saved to decide what I wanted to do. Then my computer decided that there was no wifi hardware installed! Oh, cool, I said to myself. This is just what I've always wanted. NO WIFI. I looked up the fix on my phone and it involved taking my computer apart and I was frustrated and I just wanted to paint my nails so I had to wait until boyfriend was done using the wifi for a moment so I could plug straight into the modem.

By that time it had gotten late and I was exhausted from the frustration of it all so I decided on something simpler than I had originally planned.


These nails are based on the print of this pillow, which I found on this website (the same one that inspired my last nails! Shoutout to that badass lady with the blog archive full of patterns!)


They were super quick, super easy and super fun to do, all of which was exactly what I needed after the frustration of finding out that I'd have to spend several hours and probably too much money figuring out what is wrong with my dumb computer and its dumb wifi hardware.


This manicure was made even quicker by the awesome base color I used, which ended up being a ONE COATER (be still my heart!) - Essie Bobbing for Baubles. I think I've only ever used this for nail art before, never as a full nail color, and I almost cried when I realized I would only have to do one coat of it. China Glaze's First Mate may have been replaced in my heart by this polish. It's such a wonderful dusty navy blue and the amazing formula is definitely not hurting my opinion of it. I only have a mini bottle and I'm thinking I'll probably need to get a full-size bottle soon.


I painted the white stems of these little abstract flowery type things with a long skinny striper brush, then did all the dots with a dotting tool. So easy but I think they turned out pretty cute!


In hindsight I think I wish that I had made all the stems or whatever facing the same direction instead of  reversing my accent nails, but I also think I kinda like the reversal. I dunno. What do you guys think?


The colors I used for the dots are:
China Glaze - For Audrey (blue), High Hopes (red), Happy Go Lucky (yellow), Something Sweet (pink)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Sun Kissed (orange)

Okay, that's all for today! Hopefully I'll see you guys at least once more this week!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I saw that pillow and was immediately like OK THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING.

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  2. Those nails look super great ^^ You improved the pattern of that cushion :) Ohhh First Mate is my go-to navy blue, but this color is gorgeous also... I might give it a try and see if it steals my heart too ;)

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    1. THANKS GIRL! Man, I have always had a very special place in my heart for First Mate, I really love it, but this navy is definitely giving it a run for its money :) you should definitely try it out!

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  3. These look pretty damn awesome ! You can barely ntice you reversed the accent nails !

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I was thinking that too - on my right hand it's even less noticeable!

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  4. So cute! They look like bubble gum trees! :)

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    1. Thanks! :) Haha yeah they do! I just googled bubble gum trees and all the pics that come up are super adorbs haha.

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