I don't know if the is such a word as 'flakied', but I'm using it anyway.. This post is going to be a bit wordy, so hang in there!
First of all: I joined some ladies for a weekly challenge, hence the Artsy Wednesday in the title.. Because the ladies who made this challenge is from Australia and they are a bit ahead of time compared to the rest of us, some of us are posting on Tuesdays so as to keep up with them :) I'll list the ladies participating at the end of this post :)
On to the inspiration for these nails.. I had seen some 'framed' manis a while ago, but they never really spoke to me.. But then i saw this framed mani by Lexi and I instantly fell in love! Since then I've wanted to do a framed mani and was reminded of it when I saw Lex's framed mani. She was inspired by Madeleine Pool, so I guess I kinda was too! haha..
And the studded frame is inspired by (stolen from, ahem) Sammy's gorg studded frame mani. I love all her studded manis and I need to buy those studs from BornPrettyStore!
Okay on to the mani..
I really loved this look! Even though I failed on the studs, I had a hard time picking them up without dropping them randomly on my nail, so it's wonky and the studs are too close together for my liking - well practice makes perfect I presume..
And the clor is a bit off, so here's a crappy pic from my phone (that for some reason is turned when I'm uploading it to blogger), just so I can tell you that the real color of my base polish is in between these two photos!
Aand then I mattified it.. First I didn't do the studded finger, cause I didn't know how it would end out.. And I already fucked it up a bit with my topcoats..
But I tried it in the end.. Don't look near the tips, part of the mani shrank o_O
And another shot before the matte topcoat :) Can you tell I liked this mani from the amount of pics? hehe
|a PA flakie, Impala Paparazzi and Gosh Lavender Love (which is the most blue lavender I've ever seen - but it's soo gorgeous!)|
On to the Artsy Wednesday.. You can go HERE if you wanna know a bit more :)
The ladies participating in Artsy Wednesday:
Michelle - Lab Muffin
Alanna - Pretty Purple Polish
Holly - Hooked!
Maria - Maria's Nail Art
Tif - Polished Genius
Lyndsey - Nails by Ms. Lizard
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Okay.. long post.. Hope you survived :)
What do you think of my first attempt at a framed mani - both with polish and with studs? Are you into framed manis?
Have fun and take care :)