Thursday, September 9, 2010

Give 'em the Ol' One-Tulle!


Today I was in the fabric store and saw this super pretty aqua-metallic looking tulle, and I knew that I had to get it and try something one my nails with it. The result is a lot more 'girly' than most of my nail art, but I still kinda dig it. I doubt the crystals will last the rest of the night before I pick them off though. I wish I could have the sparkle of crystals/gems without the sticking off the nails part. :-P


I used MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious, which I just rediscovered recently in my Helmer as a base, with Orly Gumdrop for the dots and behind the crystals. I applied the tulle over a few dabs of Seche Vite top coat instead of using it on the whole nail because it made the tulle blend into the nail too much and took away its color. :)

32 comments:

  1. Can you please do nail polish on your toes.

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  2. I love this! A combination of polka dots, crystals and tule. How cute!

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  3. wow this is soo gorgeous! i love the creativity

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  4. And for me this is my favorite so far :)

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  5. AMAZING so pretty!

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  6. This my fav of all time!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!!

    Xx Nazneen

    www.neensynaye.blogspot.com

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  7. i love the use of tulle!! Found your blog through the Today Show- this is an amazing project! keep up the beautiful designs!

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  8. I love the color combination and design!!

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  9. you could use small hexagonal glitters instead of rinestones, that way you get the sparkle but theyre not raised

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  10. Super cute and girlie, love it!

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  11. Hi, Melissa! I hope you don't mind but I tagged you with a blog award that you can check out here:
    http://www.rina-alcantara.com/2010/09/i-got-tagged.html

    P.S. I like the way you used the polka dots with the tulle to create this design. :)

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  12. foil, glitters, and metallic polish can give the crystal-like effect without the 3rd dimension

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  13. Wow - those are absolutely wonderful!! I love the ones that you've done w/ the rhinestones recently, but I'd probably be tempted to pick them off as well if there were that many on my nails!

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  14. This is really cute. I always pick at gems too...my baby cousin will pick at them as well. It's just so tempting.

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  15. uber adorable, love the color combo. Also, you should totally be working for OPI naming polishes, I love the titles for your entries.

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  16. a-cup-of-fashion.blogspot.com

    bringing you fashion, in a cup :)

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  17. Love this design reminds me of Peach on Project Runway. I totally understand where your coming from on the gems. I tend to rub them constantly.

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  18. For some reason this reminds me of a very fancy hatbox. I love it. There is simply not enough tulle used in the world.

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  19. Loved it! But my favourite part is the polk dots! Did you do them free-hand?

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  20. I found your blog earlier today, and I've been on it forever looking through all your posts. You're amazing!

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  21. i am L O V I N G this one =]

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  22. i love this one but how do you them i mean are u right handed or left handed wwell im left handed but i can never get the right hand righ hushh thas why sumtimes i dont paint my nails cuz i get fuzztrated!!!!!!

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  23. so girly n cute love it


    http://www.i-love-nail-art.blogspot.com/

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  24. These are incredible!
    I'm going to do these on big fake nails for halloween with just the tulle and the background color to make them look like snakeskin.
    I absolutely love this design! :D
    (and your website in general, of course)

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