Monday, August 13, 2012

I really like Essie's Tart Deco.

Hey everybunny! Man, where have I been, amirite? I painted my nails a few times last week but was to busy to do any ~*nail art*~ but hopefully this week I should have more time to do more fun things on the ends of my fingers. Here's what I did last night! Kickin off the week real nice!

I worked on cleaning, organizing, and decorating my house literally all weekend long so by the time I got into nail-painting mode last night I wanted to do something that would look cool but not be too complicated. I have a bunch of nail ideas saved up but all of them seemed too time-consuming so I did a Google image search for "pattern" (TRY THAT SOMETIME, you get so many awesome random results!) and found this bad boy that I based these nails off of.


I knew I didn't want to do them in black and white like the original pattern but it took me a looong time to pick the colors I wanted to use. My boyfrand was trying to hurry me along so we could start the show we were going to watch and I was just standing in the office in front of my polish racks, my hands full of polish bottles, crippled by my own indecision.


I finally decided on OPI - Skull and Glossbones for the base, a beautiful neutral gray-khaki color which I'm pretty sure eventually I'll be taking to a paint store to color match for wall paint for a room in a future house because I just love it SO HARD. The formula is strange, it's very thin and streaky on the first coat but it evens out almost perfectly on the second. I have to be a little more careful with it than I usually like but the color is so nice it's worth it.

I knew I wanted to use China Glaze - Shower Together (the blue) because I had been staring at it earlier yesterday and thinking what a nice color it was and how I hadn't used it in a long time. And how sad it must feel at being neglected. The second color is what I had a huge problem with. Should it be in the pink family? Maybe green? Blue? Purple? Oh god TOO MANY OPTIONS.


In the end I snatched Essie - Tart Deco off the shelf, held it side-by-side with Shower Together, and knew it was a match made in heaven. I could immediately see the love between them and it was clear that I had to forsake all other color options in favor of this perfect match.

Just kidding, it still took me like 10 more minutes after that to finally decide on this combo. I had to bring my polishes into the living room to finish picking so we could start our show and my boyfriend wouldn't kill me.


Then of course when it came to painting my right hand it took me like ten minutes to decide whether to reverse the accent nails or do them the same. I was having a really hard problem with decisions yesterday. I don't know why. In the end I decided on the reversal. I was getting tired by this point so righty isn't quite up to par with her left-hand friend but from far away you can't really tell the difference which is all I ever really ask of my painting skills.


Alright! So there you guys have it. Pictures of my nails, and a glimpse into the chaos that is my indecisive brain sometimes. This is another reason I like basing my nails off patterns I find, because usually (other than this time, I guess), the colors are already picked for me and I can avoid the mental Olympics that is color matching sometimes. Maybe I just need fewer polishes.

Until next time!

8 comments:

  1. those are awesome!! Really eye-catching :)

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  2. All of your mind-boggling decision-making paid off! You did a really cute mani and, as always, I love how you alternated the pattern across fingers -and- hands! I also love your blogging voice, haha. It's really fun to read :)

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    1. thank you so much! I love alternating patterns like that, I usually don't like to do more than one pattern in a mani so alternating the colors keeps it from looking boring I think. Also thanks for the compliment on my blogging voice! Haha, I write pretty much exactly how I talk in real life. :)

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  3. Soooo pretty! And all that time was worth it, what an epic colour combination :)

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    1. thank you!! I think Tart Deco just basically looks awesome with anything :)

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  4. I found you on tumblr I love these but what is this design called? I did these and im trying to put a name on them lol!

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    1. haha no idea! if you think of a good name for them let me know :) also if you post them to tumblr tag me (dressedupnails) so i can see!

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