Tuesday, October 9, 2012

China Glaze On Safari necklace nails (+bonus flakies!)

Hi everybunny! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to part 2 of one million of my On Safari nail art series/obsession/catharsis. I can't stop. I guess maybe we can make this On Safari Week? On Safari Month? On Safari FOREVER??

China Glaze On Safari Purr-fect Plum, Kalahari Kiss, I'm Not Lion

This design came from one of those times when I knew what colors I wanted to use but had no clue what I was going to do with them until I was actually doing it. I kept thinking of dotted half-moons but then right as I was about to start on them I thought of making the dots descend in size to the edges and I love the way it ended up looking! I think it looks like my nails are wearing little necklaces.

China Glaze On Safari Purr-fect Plum, Kalahari Kiss, I'm Not Lion

The base color is China Glaze Purr-fect Plum, which was almost perfect at 2 coats but I had a little bit of patchiness so I did 3 for full shiny opacity. I LOVE this color. It's one of those awesome chameleon colors (at least on my skin) that looks more purple sometimes and more red sometimes.

China Glaze On Safari Purr-fect Plum, Kalahari Kiss, I'm Not Lion

The beige is China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, one of my new favorite neutrals. The glitter is China Glaze I'm Not Lion, which... I love, obviously. I liked Purr-fect Plum and Kalahari Kiss together so much that I almost didn't add the glitter, but once I tried it on one nail I loved how it looked even more so I went for it.

China Glaze On Safari Purr-fect Plum, Kalahari Kiss, I'm Not Lion

As part of the same clearance haul I talked about yesterday I somehow had the unbelievable fortune of picking up two of the Finger Paints flakies I didn't have (for $1.64 each!) and I really wanted to use Finger Paints Flashy over Purr-fect Plum on my right hand.

China Glaze Purr-fect Plum and Finger Paints Flashy

This is one of those times where my left-hand nail art was so simple that I easily could have replicated it on my right hand but I was dying to use that flakie. Do you guys ever do that? Paint your hands differently because you just can't decide? Am I crazy?

China Glaze Purr-fect Plum and Finger Paints Flashy

God, just LOOK at those flakies, though. They look like embers on this base color and they really bring out the red tones of the plum. And that COLOR SHIFT! Hnnggg.

China Glaze Purr-fect Plum and Finger Paints Flashy

Alrighty, that's all for today, guys! Do you have any of the FP flakies? Do you love them? I forgot how much I loved them for a while but now I remember. So much.

21 comments:

  1. I have to do this! I love it sooooooooooooooo much

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    1. You totally should! It literally could not be easier and I think it looks so pretty! Thank you! :)

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    2. I saw a pintrest board with "NailNarcotics" on it, but the pic had been cropped to say "ilNarcotics" and it made me giggle :x

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  2. Those are so pretty and dainty. I love them.

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    1. thank you! I thought they were super dainty and girly too :)

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  3. The first thing I thought was 'necklaces!' too! I love this design- so simple and dainty :D The descending dot size is definitely a nice touch, rather than keeping a uniform size :)

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    1. Thank you! I liked the descending dot size a lot and I love that your first thought was necklaces too!

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  4. Well, well, well. That first picture goes right to my "inspiration" folder :D Lovely, and totally accurate: your nails wear little neckalces!

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    1. Thanks lady! I'd love to see if you replicate them!

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  5. I love the necklace idea! Never seen it before and it looks so cute! Reminds me a bit of a half-moon mani.

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    1. thanks lady! I've never seen it before either, it's so simple though! It's like a much easier (lazier) take on the half-moon haha.

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  6. I do the different hands thing sometimes! For a neon skittle mani I changed the colors of my thumbs just so I could use one polish that I thought would go really well with it and for the fingers I changed the order on both hands. Then, when I got my first A-Englands I couldn't decided so I put one on each hand, hehe. :D Great mani!

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    1. haha good I'm glad I'm not alone! Especially when you get several polishes you love at the same time - how do you choose?? also, thank you!

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  7. I can't even begin to describe how much I love these!!

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  8. This looks amazing! I may have to do something similar to this for my half moon manicure for the 31 day challenge!

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  9. oh wow, these are amazing! So pretty, the colour combination is perfect:) And no, you're not mad, I love doing different designs on different hands - I feel it's the way forward.

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    1. thank you! Haha that's an awesome way to think about it. The way of the future!!

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