Thursday, January 10, 2013

De Stijl Inspired Nail Art with OPI Mariah Carey - Digit-al Dozen Art Week

Hello loves :)
Working our way through our "art week" I've decided to create a look that falls under "De Stijl" which literally means "the style". Piet Mondrian's work is most recognized as one of the founders of this style, but I chose to be inspired by another founder of the De Stijl movement, Georges Vantongerloo.
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 This was very time consuming to create and I *might* swear off striping tape for the next month. I used it to create all the lines, and that is a lot of work. I love the end result though :)

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 I adore these colors together and this look was so so interesting. Sprung is a gorgeous shimmery copper. My favorite of the three. Easy to work with. I layered two coats. Keep in mind that this is over 2 coats of white (OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls yes, my very favorite white). Anti-bleak a deep reddish purple cream. I knew I'd love this and it did not disappoint. And the surprise of the bunch? A Butterfly Moment. I was expecting to dislike this one. It's a frosty tan nude. In my mind frosty = my Nana. But this had just enough shimmer and not too much frost to make it work. In fact, I think rose gold when I see it <3 I currently have this as a full mani on my right hand...because no...I did NOT duplicate this with my non dominant hand :P



My husband gave this one top 10 status, what do you think? Are you going to be getting any of the Mariah Carey Collection? I'll have liquid sand swatches up soon :)

Be well!
~Victoria


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45 comments:

  1. Your husband was RIGHT! This is truly amazing, AS ALWAYS, Victoria! :)

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  2. These are so crisp and clean, and I *love* the way you interpreted your inspiration! The collection's colours work very well with it too. :D

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  3. These are A-mazing! You did a fantastic job and the result is really beautiful.

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  4. This is amazing!! As always :)

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  5. Wow, so great! It must have been hard to do this....you're really good at it. :-)

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  6. that's gorgeous, I'm so impressed!! The polishes look amazing together :D and I love that pattern!!

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  7. Love, love, love. I think it was definitely worth the effort :)

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  8. Perfect! It was definitely worth your struggles with the striping tape.

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  9. Gorgeous nail art! I really love it!

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  10. Genius! Perfect color choices. And your taping is so clean!

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  11. Wow this is a really stunning nail art. My oh my how did you do this. Oke I get it you used striping tape but how did you create the squares.

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  12. WOW THis is gorgeous!!! I bet it did take a looooong time to do! I need to crack out my tape and do something with it!

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  13. Never ever ever thought I'd see De Stijl and Mariah Carey in the same sentence! Well done!

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  14. This is fantastic! I love the artistic inspiration with the modern Mariah color scheme. Well done!!

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  15. I love these! They are just perfect! They remind me of R2D2! :)

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  16. Such clean work! Nice color combo. Great job Victoria!

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  17. okay i'm commenting on this here too because i love them so much. i'm glad you were my compatriot in striping tape hell this week!

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  18. Did you hand paint all the top colors? If so how (just with different brushes?)

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    1. She said that she used striping tape....it is up in the article. =)

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  19. OMGosh girl!! This is fantastic!!! My back would be killing me after that lol. You did a wonderful job!

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    1. I would have loved to have seen a picture with the tape on your nails lol.

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  20. Love, love love this mani!!!! Such a great job.

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  21. Beautiful, many times over! I love the colors you used and MBSW is just SUCH a perfect soft base.

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  22. your nails are way too pretty. Just gorgeous

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  23. OMIGOSH. This is so amazing! Great job!!! I love the colors together so much <3

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  24. Don't blame u for not doing it on the other hand! Soooo time consuming I'm sure. But damn the result is just awesome,,I'm so pinning this one!

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  25. Love the pink and purple hues you used, looks great on the white background!


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  26. I love it! I don't know if I'll have the patience to do it.

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  27. I like the result. I don't think I'll ever have the patience to recreate it

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  28. Your husband was right! :-) The only problem is that you have so many "top 10" manicures, it is soooo difficult to choose... :-)

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  29. The way you took your inspiration and created this gorgeous thing out of it.. lovely!

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  30. this has inspired me! beautiful creation.

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  31. This manicure is very original, very pretty :D

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  32. Oh my, I think I am in love with this manicure :O So pretty

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