Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guest Post: Elizabeth From Did My Nails

Hello, everyone! Hope you are having a good week so far. I feel like mine has gone by in a flash! My burn is looking and feeling a lot better, so I'm hoping to be back in action very soon. I have been wearing the same nail polish for four days straight and this is obviously not okay. First world problems.

But in the meantime, I've got another fabulous guest poster to keep you entertained today: my pal Elizabeth from Did My Nails! Elizabeth is not only one of the funniest, kindest bloggers I know, but the girl does some great nail art too! (Check out this gorgeous floral mani she did for a guest post on Nailed HERE. Stunning!) So without further ado, I'll let Elizabeth take over from here and share another one of her beautiful creations with us! Enjoy! :)

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Hi, Nailed readers! This is Elizabeth, from Did My Nails, and I'm so grateful to Chelsea for her invitation to fill in today! This manicure started out as something completely different, but once I had my base colour on, my mind sort of wandered. I just wasn't excited about my original idea anymore, but then I remembered this pretty design by Simply Rins and thought I'd try something similar.


The base colour is Docile D224, a scattered holo that's a lot less intense on the nail than it is in the bottle, but I still like the way the tiny bits of sparkle add some texture to the black. Also the brand name "Docile" cracks me up. After that, I used acrylic paint for the flowers and leaves, roughly dotting the flower shapes, then swirling on the white highlights. Rins also had some adorable little polka dots speckled throughout the emptier spaces, but I decided to leave them out, rather than have them compete with the holo...and because I was so happy with my little flowers that I didn't want to press my luck. One of my ongoing challenges in learning how to do nail art is knowing when to put the brush down and walk away before I add "one more thing" that goes wrong or ends up being too much, so rather than trying to copy Rins exactly, I decided to stop while I was ahead.


Overall I was really happy with how these turned out! Close up, they were bright and colourful, and from arm's length, they blended into a sort of Laura Ashley meets nighttime glam that I'll definitely wear again. So, huge thanks to Simply Rins for the inspiration, and many, many thanks to Chelsea for having me as a guest on Nailed!

4 comments:

  1. Pretty design! I love how the bright colors pop against the black base.

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  2. Thank you so much for the lovely comments, you guys, and thanks again to Chelsea for having me! ^_^

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