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Monday, 29 September 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 26: Pattern Inspired


Simple patterns are a fun way to jazz up a manicure, and I think they look awesome whether you do them on all of your nails or only use them on one or two as accents. Usually my patterns are done by stamping but today I was inspired by the design on an ottoman in my living room and decided to create it from scratch. Some dots and stripes later and voila, a lovely manicure that looks way more complex than it is! How did I do it? Check under the cut to find out!


To get this look I started out with a base of the ever-lovely China Glaze For Audrey. Then I made rows of large white dots using Essie Blanc across each nail, and connected the dots length-wise and width-wise with a striping brush. When that was done it was just a matter of doing a tiny dot of my base colour in each of the white dots. Smooth it all with two layers of Seche Vite and I was ready to head out the door. :)


I think this is such a lovely look... I'm wearing it now and can't stop looking at my nails! This is also a look I'm going to play around with a bit - in the original design the small dots were also connected with lines so that's something to try next time!




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15 comments:

  1. That pattern is awesome! You're very talented with your freehand :)

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  2. These are perfection! Love the white and blue together.

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  3. Mad freehand skillz! I am crushing on this mani so hard <3

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  4. I LOVE the pattern you chose. Beautiful color pairing! I can't believe this was done freehand...spectacular!

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  5. This is so classy and pretty! Wonderful freehand skills!

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  6. This is beautiful! I'm so impressed that you did that freehand, it looks like a stamp!

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  7. This is most excellent, and even moreso because it's freehand. Strut that stuff, chica!

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  8. I really dig this pattern! And the colors, too!!!

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  9. This is such an elegant pattern! Great job :)

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  10. Wow, I was sure it was a stamp when I saw it! It's gorgeous!

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  11. You should have posted a photo of the ottoman! Haha Lovely mani. Definitely mad jealous of your freehand skills!

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  12. You did an excellent job freehanding this!! You also have excellent ottoman taste because I totally love prints like this!!

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  13. I thought this was a stamp when I first looked at it! That's so fun that it's stripes and dots, great job!!

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  14. At first I thought it WAS a stamp! Oh Marisa thought so too! Awesome freehanding :D

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