Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge - Half-moons

Hello ladies and gents!

I'm happy to show you Day 7's half moons today. In fact, it IS making me happy. I just love the colors, gives me such a Spring/Summer feel. I tried out at least 5 color combos for this challenge, and everyone in my family..including my 3 yr olds, picked this one. So..I bring you the winning combo!
China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint and For Audrey, glitter from Michael's

 This was my first time creating half moons and I'm loving how it looks. I think the thumb and ring finger turned out perfectly! I'll know for next time, that the rounded moon shape needs a little bit more "rounding" on the other fingers.
 I started with base coat and 2 coats of China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint with went on without any trouble. Once completely dry, I used curved french tips tape to guide my half moon shape while I painted on China Glaze For Audrey, which is gorgeous and covers effortlessly with one coat. **swoon** I did one nail at a time and while wet, used my smallest dotting tool to pick up one glitter at a time and carefully placed in its spot. Not difficult if you have a steady hand, but painstaking for sure.
 

I think you will be seeing a lot more loose glitter on my nails. It looks so cool :D Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Look for Day 8 from this challenge on Friday and please check out what the other lovely ladies came up with!

Participants:
Emily from The Lacquerologist
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Jessica from Beautygnome
and me :) 

So glad to have you reading!
~Victoria

29 comments:

  1. These look beautiful! I'm looking the subtle detail and the colours! xxx

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  2. So pretty! I have been meaning to get For Audrey- it's so gorgeous! Great job on the glitter placement- I love it.

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    1. Thanks! Get it!! :) The formula is great too :)

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  3. This is beautiful! The colors are wonderful...and I love the loose glitter. I have yet to try the loose glitter look, but this may have inspired me =)

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    1. Thank you :) Can't wait to see how you use it.

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  4. Victoria.....take that stupid verification code off. Everytime I try to comment, it takes me three tries. I am starting to feel like I have dyslexia. Those things seem to get harder every day.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I didn't even know I had it. Let me know next time..I think I successfully turned it off. Now I will blame you when all the spam-bots take over my comments :P

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  5. I really, REALLY like liKE LIKE this!

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  6. I don't like waiting every other day to see the next posting. I wish this challange was one a day.

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    1. My nails are grateful it's every other day :P

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  7. Beautiful! I love the loose glitter!

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    1. Thank you!! Was my first time using it. Not too scary at all :P

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  8. Looks great! I did a half moon one time with french guides. I think the reinforcer circles work better for this kind of manicure. I love the glitter - I've been afraid to try that.

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    1. Thanks Alyson! I kept getting bleeding polish and an unclean line with the reinforcers :(

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  9. wow the glitter placement for the half moon is to die for. Amazing job!!

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  10. OMG this is STUNNING!! You put so much thought into this and it really shows!

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  11. you killed me with this, wow

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  12. oh WOW .. these look stunning! LOVE <3

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  13. this is beautiful! so elegant and spring-y at the same time (:

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  14. absolutely stunning, and the colour choice is just perfect! x

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  15. I've been lemming these two forever! Every time I go, they are out! Boo! But this looks amazing and as always, I'm jealous of your talent! haha

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  16. This looks amazing, especially the glitter!

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  17. Where do you get the rounded tape?

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I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3