Monday, December 28, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - December 2015: Negative Space


Hey there! Today I have my fourth post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative December negative space theme.  I was hoping to get this done prior to Christmas, but didn't have time to write and edit my post. That's why you're getting Christmas colors after the holiday. 
 

For this one I decided to do a negative space dotticure.  I used Rica Challah Back, Emerald Duchess, and Santa Baby to create this look.  I love these polishes together and can't wait to wear them on their own. 
 

I used different sized dotting tools and just placed the dots randomly.  I don't like white tips without polish on them so I put more dots on the tips to cover them. I'm very happy with how this turned out. 

What do you think of my final negative space look? Have you tried any of the manis I did?
 
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative- December 2015: Negative Space

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Hey there! Today I have my third post in The Nail Challenge Collaborative December Negative Space theme. This time I used holiday colors to create this look. 

 
I used Zoya Posh and Veruschka plus straight Nail Vinyls to create this look. I always love manis like this and knew I wanted to do one for this month's theme. 


As you can see I didn't get the lines perfectly smooth. I'm okay with it though cause it still looks pretty.  I decided to leave this look matte rather than put topcoat on it cause I like it this way. Topcoat might have smoothed out the lines though. 


Negative space manis aren't my favorite because I don't love my nails naked.  If I did this look again I would definitely do a white base first. 

What do you think of this look?  How do you feel about negative space manis? 
 
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - December 2015: Negative Space

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Hey there! Today I have my second post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative December Negative Space theme.  I'm continuing with holiday manis for this one! 


I decided to do a holly mani for my second post.  I used Zoya Chyna, Chita, and Purity as my polishes.  I painted my index finger with Chyna and my pinky with Chita and did freehand white tips with Purity. 


I used a dotting tool for the holly berries and leaves.  I did not paint the remainder of my middle and ring fingers to keep with the negative space theme. 


I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top for the picture above just to see what it would like smooth instead of textured.  I like it both ways, but preferred the textured look. 


Overall I'm very happy with how this turned out. I know it's not perfect, but it's still festive and nice for the holidays.  I used these same polishes for a different holly mani last year.  I'm going to have to make this a tradition I think!

What do you think of this look? Have you done any holly manis? 

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Friday, December 18, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - December 2015: Negative Space

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Hey there! Today I have for you my first post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative December Negative Space theme.  I'm going to try to do all holiday themed looks this month just so you're aware. 


I saw a look like this on Instagram and decided I wanted to try it.  I used two polishes from Stardust Polish - Yes Your Majesty and Self-Aware.  The design is freehand besides the pom-pom on the end of the hat which I used a dotting tool for.  


I really love how this turned out.  It's so simple, but cute! I wish I knew who to give credit to for coming up with this idea, but unfortunately I don't remember where I saw it first. 

What do you think of my first negative space look?  What are some fun holiday manis you've done this year? 
 
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - November 2015: Monochrome

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Hey there! Today I have my final post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative November Monochrome theme.  I realize I'm wicked late, but sometimes life gets in the way! 


For this post I decided to do shades of blue.  I also tried a new to me technique, my first pond mani. For those of you that don't know a pond mani is when you do nail art whether stamped or freehand in between layers of jelly polishes.  I think I need to try this style more because I'm not in love with how this turned out. 


The polishes I used are Rica Squishy Blueberry and Whiteout. Yes, I know Whiteout is not a shade of blue, but since I did the pond mani it's counting as monochrome to me. I stamped the snowflakes using MoYou London Festive 03 plate. 


So as I mentioned I'm not totally in love with this. I think next time I'll start with a creme base color then stamp and finish with the jelly. 

What do you think of this look? Have you tried a pond mani before?
 
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