Friday, October 12, 2012

My nails are wearing jewelry! (China Glaze On Safari nail art part 4)

Hey guys! Happy FRIDAY! Do you guys have fun plans this weekend? I'm especially excited for the weekend because my boyfrand and I are going to his mom's cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fall just really started here in Georgia so it's going to be soo pretty in the mountains. I can't wait!

Today I'm gonna show you guys part 4 in my China Glaze On Safari nail art series/obsession.

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

I'm so happy with the way these nails turned out! I've had the pattern in my brain for a few days and it was fun to finally get it on my nails. The pattern reminds me of something but I can't really think what it is... to me it looks like my nails are wearing jewelry!

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

This is the second time I've done solid-color dots with glitter dots on top (the first being those necklace nails from earlier this week) and I think it might be my new favorite thing to do. It's so easy and I think it looks so cool. When I originally thought of this design I knew for sure what base color I wanted to use - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, a beautiful jewel-like teal that looks darker and more green indoors and lighter and bluer outdoors (at least on me). I used 2 easy coats for perfection... this is definitely one of my new favorite colors. I kinda wish I'd gotten a backup bottle. 

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

It took me a little while longer to decide which colors I wanted to do the design in. I pulled out several colors I was thinking about and lined them up on my coffee table and stared at them thoughtfully for a while. Then I rearranged them and stared some more. Then I went over to my friend's house and thought on it for a while. Then I came home and stared a little bit more. Eventually I settled on China Glaze Call of the Wild, a vampy dark brown that looks gorgeous with Exotic Encounters, and China Glaze I Herd That, the same awesome tiny coppery holographic-y glitter that I used in my striping tape nails.

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

The execution was easy but time-consuming - I just did the pattern in Call of the Wild using different sized dotting tools, then placed dots using I Herd That over the CotW dots. It definitely took me longer than I thought it would but that's pretty much par for the course for me, haha. I always sit down with a design in mind and I'm like THIS IS SO GREAT IT WILL ONLY TAKE ME 30 MINUTES FOR BOTH HANDS and then literally every time I am shocked when an hour and a half or two hours passes before I finish.

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

Here's a bonus sunshine photo so you can see the sparkly-ness of I Herd That a little better - and I also love how rich all of the colors look in the sun! Sigh.

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

I even did the design on all 10 of my fingers! I've always loved accent nails and doing both hands differently and switching out colors and patterns and all that fun stuff but lately I'm really starting to like having all 10 fingers with the same pattern on them. It pleases my OCD.

China Glaze On Safari nail art - China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Call of the Wild, I Herd That

I have one or two more designs planned using the On Safari colors, but we won't have wifi at the cabin this weekend for me to post pics so my "On Safari Week" is probably going to turn into more of a "series" that sort of spans a week and a half or so. Oh well! I'm totally cool with using these colors FOREVER if I have to.

What do you guys think of these nails? Do you want to swim in Exotic Encounters like I do?

15 comments:

  1. *thud*
    so I've been kind of MIA...and I just stalked your blog for a good while!!!

    Woman! I love everything....EVERYTHING!!!!

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    1. Oooh girl thank you SO MUCH!!! This comment made me super happy!

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  2. This is beautiful Whitney!Exotic Encounters is one of my favorites from this collection. And I like you am obsessed with the On Safari collection- it's just so versatile and the colors are so rich.

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    1. Thank you! Exotic Encounters is definitely one of my favorites too - and I feel the same way! That's how I keep describing all the colors, they're just so RICH. I don't know another way put it, haha!

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  3. I really like this idea. It kind of reminds me of some bohemian jewelry. looks great, and simple. thanks for the idea!

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    1. Thank you! And YES, that's exactly what I was trying to put my finger on - bohemian jewelry. Let me know if you try it out!

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  4. These are so cute!! I am a new follower and I'm so glad I found you! Such a gorgeous design - you're so talented!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you found me too! :D

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  5. New follower here - these are GORGEOUS! Found you because of a mention in College Polished! :]

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    1. Thank you!! And OMG I didn't even know she had mentioned me - thanks for telling me! :)

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  6. You are truly amazing...I love your nailart :)

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  7. I love the patterns you come up with!

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  8. Gorgeous ! I will definitely be trying this soon :)
    Love your blog, I've just found it :)

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