Thursday, June 7, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge - V-gaps

Hi lovelies,

So, I actually had to google what the Day 4 challenge was, I had never heard the term V-gap before. Obviously then, this is my first time creating it and I was sure I'd just want to get it done and then take it off. How could I be more wrong? This has turned out to be one of my favorite designs!! I love love it!
As soon as I saw the design online, I picked my colors. Gold and turquoise...so I thought. And then I tried it with this hot nearly navy blue and there could be no other :)
 Here are Sparitual Undercurrent from the Water collection and Aurum from the Gold collection. They are both amazing. Undercurrent is a gorgeous deep blue creme. Perfect in 2 coats. And Aurum? My god, Aurum. It is literally like painting your nails with liquid gold. And not that cheapo 14K gold. I'm talking 24K gold. It radiates. It sparkles. It glows. Sigh. The formula was thin, I used 3 coats..but it never got thick on the nail and applied like a dream.


So, forgive me, but I just could not narrow down the photos anymore. I can't believe how much I love this very simple design. I think my next challenge is going to be late, due to me not wanting to take these off!!








What do you think? Is this a look you would wear? Do you like the color combination? I can't wait to try this in different combinations too!


More from this challenge on Saturday:

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

So glad to have you reading!
~Victoria


42 comments:

  1. this combo is super!!! OMG Aurum is one to die for

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  2. ok Victoria, this is unbelievably fabulous! I am dying over it!!! I want that gold polish :)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie!! Get it! It's amazing.

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  3. Gorgeous combination of colours! I must buy Aurum, I love it!

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  4. GreatOoglyMoogly!!! This is gorgeous! I've never seen this technique before but now I think I'm going to have to try it out. Love the color combination as well!

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    1. GreatOoglyMoogly might be my favorite compliment ever! :P And I might just have to repeat it. A lot. Thank you :)

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  5. Your nails are always perfect. No joke. LOVE it!

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  6. Beautiful!! Yours are much more exact than mine, did you tape them?

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    1. Thank you Jessica!! Yea, tape tape tape, my motto. LOL

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  7. Yours are so clean! And the colors remind me of the xmen and I love me some xmen. Lol

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    1. Thank you! I'm kinda obsessed with clean lines :P And you can't go wrong with Xmen :)

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  8. Turned out freaking fabulous!

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  9. Very cool design! And that gold... holy smokes. It's like your nails are gilded. :)

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  10. Wow the gold and blue looks amazing together!

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  11. Those two colours complement each other SO well! What a great mani!

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  12. This is beautiful. Love the color combo!

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  13. Love both colours together! Pretty!

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  14. The V-Gap I like that name and the mani is gorgeous! :)

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  15. You're an AGO of course it's gotta be navy and gold!

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    1. HA, you know that didn't even cross my mind :P

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  16. spectacular! you should be proud, this is some fine nail art!

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  17. Beautiful job and color combination! I was just wondering how you get such clean lines!? Do you use tape? And if so, how do you prevent the color underneath from peeling off?
    I love your blog!
    Thanks! :)

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    1. Hi, Thanks!! Yes..striping tape. I've found it doesn't pull up the bottom color, as much as regular tape might. Also, the bottom layer has to be perfectly DRY!! Glad to have you reading!! :)

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  18. It looks so great, I love the combination :*

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