Monday, September 5, 2011

End of the season nails

The other night I was about to paint my nails with China Glaze's "trendsetter" to which my husband said "eww, ugly."  He said "it's still Summer. Do something Summer-y."  So, I did.

Inspired by this photo: 

I came up with this:


Certainly not as awesome, but not too bad for my first try, especially since I was watching tv at the same time :)

Colors used:
Turquoise - Essie's "Turquoise and Caicos"
Coral - Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure's "Coral Fever" but if you want something more similar to the inspiration photo go with Essie's "Haute as Hello"  Mine was lent out, or that's what I would've used..
White (used for stripes, polka dots and flower base) - Zoya's "Snow White"
Gold Glitter Top Coat - OPI for Sephora's "Only Gold for Me"
Base Coat and Top Coat - Seche Vite. This is the best BY far. You can get it super cheap on amazon (I paid $10 at Sally Beauty Supply!) and I highly recommend it.

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15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You did an awesome job! Super cute =)

mama marchand said...

I love a lot of things about this post. :) I love your nails, obviously! They are adorable. I also love that you found Seche Vite on Amazon for so cheap! It is my ALL TIME FAVORITE top coat and I just bought a bottle on there since I just ran out. You rock!

mama marchand said...

... and I also love your wedding rings. Gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Those are amazing!!!! Tutorial on the flowers pretty please?

Denissa said...

LOVE them!! SO copying :)I've been eyeing the tuquoise & caicos ALL SUMMER!!! I'm gonna get it today on ebay :)how did you do the flowers?
P.S. I have sugar bars :)
xo

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

I'd love a tutorial on the flowers as well!! love 'em!

Jenni said...

must check out this top coat! LOVE the new nail look lady! you are so creative!

Alexis said...

So creative and I think you did a GREAT job for your first try! (I also think it's pretty col your hubbby is so opinionated about your nail color lol)

Nicky said...

I love a nail post!

...yours are super cool... and I love the color combos! I tried out "confetti" nails a couple weeks ago... here's the link if you are so inclined- ;-)

http://mommagetsreal-nicky.blogspot.com/2011/07/confetti-happy.html

JulzVP said...

I wish I could pay you to do my nails... seriously.

Sara said...

Would love it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-3.html

Lovely Light said...

Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I think you did a great job recreating the designs! I love doing nail art on my toes...but they're recuperating without polish right now (a little toe fungus is not gonna get me down--eew, tmi, sorry). I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

I hope you have a great week!

Matt & Tara said...

come do my nails, pretty please. k thnx.

Vanessa said...

So pretty! I would love for you to link this up at "Do Something Crafty Friday": http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday_09.html

PitterAndGlink said...

Love it!

 

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