Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Southwestern-ish chevrons (China Glaze On Safari nail art... PART 7!)

Hey lovers! I'm back with a real post and the seventh installment of my seemingly never-ending China Glaze On Safari nail art series. This was going to be the last one, I SWEAR, but then today I decided that I liked the color combo on my pointer finger enough that I might want to use those colors in just one more mani, which I'll probably do later this week.

On to the nails!

China Glaze On Safari chevron nail art

These nails were inspired by this Southwestern pattern I found on Shutterstock. I really liked the pattern but I didn't like the color scheme that much and when I was looking at it yesterday I decided that it was definitely something I could adapt to fit with my beloved fall colors. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to fit the pattern on to my nails, so I sketched out a couple different options before I decided on this one.

China Glaze On Safari chevron nail art

I picked out the color combos for each finger pretty quickly, but at first I thought I'd use a creme for the base color since I used glitter on my last mani. But then I was like, wait a second. What am I thinking. GLITTER IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.

China Glaze On Safari chevron nail art

I briefly considered using striping tape for these and even went so far as to begin trying to stick the first piece down, but about five seconds in I got irritated and abandoned the tape in favor of the ol' standby, my striping brush. I'm actually really proud of how cleanly the lines turned out, I've never been able to get my lines this thin and clean and consistent with a striper before! I did mess up in a couple of places but it was nothing I couldn't fix by going over the mistakes with a little bit more glitter.

China Glaze On Safari chevron nail art

Like the fall mosaic nails, I used eleven of the twelve colors in the On Safari collection for these, but this time the glitter base I used was China Glaze I Herd That instead of I'm Not Lion. I thought the warmer color of that glitter might compliment the design better and I ended up liking it a lot! I wish I could figure out a way to use ALL TWELVE COLORS in one design, I sort of feel like my life might be incomplete if I can't.

Thumb is Man Hunt and Elephant Walk, pointer is Desert Sun and Prey Tell, middle is Purr-fect Plum and Jungle Queen, ring is Exotic Encounters and Call of the Wild, and pinky is Adventure Red-y and Kalahari Kiss.

China Glaze On Safari chevron nail art

What do y'all think of these? What's your favorite color combo? I think mine is either my pointer or ring finger, although I really like all the combos haha. Are you exhausted of this obsession of mine yet? I promise it has almost run its course. It's just, like, you guys know how hard a time I have picking colors sometimes and it's been so fun to work with this one set of colors that all look so nice together and just build designs around them! It really helps out the lazy side of me when it comes to doing my nails. Sometimes it's just SO HARD.

I'll see you guys again soon! I also just realized it's about time for me to do a couple Halloween designs so STAY TUNED for those! Woo!

26 comments:

  1. You are amazing! I don't think I can ever tire of your On Safari designs. They're all beautiful, but I think my favourite combos are your middle and ring fingers.

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    1. thank you so much! i'm having such a hard time getting tired of these colors too.

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  2. They're all beautiful but I love the middle and ring fingers best.

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  3. PLEASE don't let the On Safari series end! Every single manicure you've done with these colors has been amazing!

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    1. ALL GOOD THINGS MUST EVENTUALLY COME TO AN END.

      just kidding i'll never stop.

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  4. I reaaaaaaally need to get me some of these colours ! You've done so many great design with them !

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  5. I'm completely in love with this! I really like the combination of the cremes and glitters, and I think I'll have to try that sometime.

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    1. thank you! mixing cremes and glitters for nail art is one of my favorite things. you should definitely try it!

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  6. This is fab, I may have to copy-cat you =]!

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  7. What's this? Do my eyes deceive me? Whitney using On Safari!? Never! :D

    This looks really really cool. I think I like your middle finger the best. The combo is just so... unusual. They are all awesome though. And you got it all so clean and symmetrical! Waahh!

    I think if you want to use all 12 colours you should use an I Herd That and I'm Not Lion gradient as the base. That would be fabtastic. I'm a huge fan of the glitter bases.

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    1. hahaha! I know right? so out of the ordinary for me!

      umm, also, YOU ARE A GENIUS. last night i decided i didn't want to do the last OS design i was thinking of and that i'd just be done with the series but now i'm going to have to do exactly as you suggested. WHY did I not think of that! you're taking the blame for the continuation of the obsession!!!

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    2. I am very happy to take the blame! I really love the OS colours together :D

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  8. Yeah that's awesome. (As if you didn't already know this)

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  9. Very cool design!!!! It does remind me of the Southwest :)

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  10. WOW this is one gorgeous mani!

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  11. Such a beautiful mani - I definitely love your pointer finger colours the best. It's so much fun and a little bit girly!

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  12. Omg, I LOVE these! Amazing detail work, seriously, I can't even imagine doing those tiny lines with a brush, wow! My favorite combo is the ring finger, absolutely gorgeous :)

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  13. You are seriously amazing. I love all your designs.

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  14. Can you show a step by step how you did this? Thanks!

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