Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Multi-Colortural


I'll admit it, I have a lot of nail polish. A lot. Are there colors that look similar? Yes. Are there colors that look different? Of course. Do I need all of them? Probably not. Regardless of need, I keep hoarding them, and adding more and more to the collection. The other day, I was going through the collection- organizing/putting away, and an idea struck me. I wanted to do a color study, like old times——like in college. So I gathered my colors up for each nail (I did each nail one at a time - I only have so much room on my nail table for polish), and set to work. I wanted to see what the mish-mash of colors of the same family (albeit in different finishes, hues, tints, etc.) would look like. Well, it's interesting. Not quite what I envisioned, but it's different...and sort of looks like rainbow camouflage, which I'm guessing there isn't a huge market for, seeing as it would have the entirely opposite effect of what one desires when donning camouflage attire. Anyway. This manicure was done using a total of 61 different colors, 62 if you count the Seche Vite. ;)



I used:

American Apparel Cotton as a base, with...

Thumb: Reds

American Apparel Berry, A Beautiful Life Poison, Barielle Elle's Spell, China Glaze High Maintenance, China Glaze Ruby Pumps, China Glaze TMI, Claire's Stilettos, Essie Blood Curdling, Nicole by OPI OMB!, Nicole by OPI Redy to Runaway Love, Zoya Kimmy, and Zoya Reva.

Index: Oranges

American Apparel Pinta, butter LONDON Minger, China Glaze Ginger, China Glaze Japanese Koi, China Glaze Papaya Punch, China Glaze Peachy Keen, CND Electric Orange, Color Club Wham! Pow!, Lotus Herbals Orange Alert 82, OPI Extra-va-vaganza!, Zoya Lianne, Zoya Rica, and Zoya Tanzy.

Middle: Yellows

American Apparel Manila, Barielle Aura Angora, China Glaze Classic Camel, China Glaze Cleopatra, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, China Glaze Lighthouse, Essie Funky Limelight, Nubar Hot Yellow, Orly Luxe, RBL Square Pants, Sally Hansen Expres-So Yellow, and Zoya Pippa.

Ring: Greens

American Apparel MacArthur Park, American Apparel Malibu Green, American Apparel Neon Green, China Glaze L8R G8R, China Glaze Starboard, CND Green Scene, Frida Nails Grass Green jelly, Nubar Reclaim, RBL No More War, Zoya Ivanka, Zoya Shawn, and Zoya Envy.

Pinky: Blues

American Apparel Cameo Blue, China Glaze 2NITE, CND Anchor Blue, Lotus Herbals Ocean Love, Nicole by OPI Me + Blue, OPI Absolutely Alice, ULTA Moody Blues, Zoya Crystal, Zoya Breezi, Zoya Kotori, and Zoya Tallulah.


Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat. :)

39 comments:

  1. wow wow wooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :O!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  2. I love it - it's a great idea that I might try myself someday!

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  3. Looks like a water coloring master piece! The green is like a camouflage effect:) Gorgeous!

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  4. i love this! from far away it looks like zebra print, but up close it's a stunner!

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  5. Really loving what you did with your thumb! It reminds me of all my favorite lipsticks put together, Haha! I would've never thought of stroking nail polish just like that... you certainly are creative! (:

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  6. That is a brilliant idea!

    And it also looks awesome :)

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  7. I like this idea! I think I'll try it one day.

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  8. What are you talking about? This would be the PERFECT camouflage if you were trying to hide out in a Pride parade. ;-) It's all about marketing your product. lol

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  9. hah seems like you must have had a lot of "fun" with this one! opening 60+ bottles for one mani is crazy, heh Love it!

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  10. woooow. this is so amazing. I love it. maybe because we are both graphicy people. I looooove it. haha. i don't have enough range of colors to try this.. as i'm really addicted to pink...msybe an only pink one? eeeh so pretty!

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  11. I love this, looks amazing!
    Would love to see one with pinks and purples too :)

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  12. This is so awesome! A great idea.. I might have to try that out at some point.. =)

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  13. Uma forma criativa de se usar muitos esmaltes de uma só vez.
    lol
    gostei!

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  14. I am endlessly impressed that you have the patience for this Melissa. I love it! :)

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  15. This is awesome. My hat is off to you!

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  16. Wow! I must admit once more: YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND TALENTED! You just inspired me for the art class I give in highschool

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  17. OMG. This is awesome, but I think your talent is even more so! And not to mention your patience. Sixty-one colors?! Wow!

    Fiona

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  18. Wow! This is fantastic! Super inspiring

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  19. This is amazing! Quite the project that I am sure took hours to do! But I like the way it came out...sadly due to the time and getting all the supplies all set up for the project, I doubt you will repeat this one any time soon...but very creative way to apply all those shades on each nail!

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  20. Another poster; Okay, it was beachgal, suggested I might want to take a peek. I don't do my own nails, hands shake, rattle and roll! I'd be better off (and I've done this) just slapping the ol OPI on anywhere on my hand and then taking it off of those unsightly places (like the back of my hand!) with a polish remover. That's a definite 5 minute manicure that's inespensive and can be done in a heartbeat!

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  21. Amazing!!!! This is my FAVORITE blog!!!<3 I always look forward to looking at your unique nails!!!! I love doing nails too!!I have an obession over nailpolish!! the truth is im a nailpolish freak(more like a horder)!!! Your nail are so amazing!! thank you for all your time that you out into this... Your nails always inspire me to try new techniques and desgines... i look forward more great nails!! this desgin is so superb!!(as always)

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  22. Amazing, I had thought to do this once, I have far less colors. But this looks so cool.

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  23. OMG, I absolutely love this! I wonder if I went through my polish collection if I'd be able to pull it off. I may have to try it

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  24. OMG, I want to know how long that took.... I get carried away for hours, I can't even imagine, lol

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  25. It's so awesome! A very good idea .. I might have to test at a time ..

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  27. Please stop by my blog. I'm just starting out and would love some advice =) Your art is amazing by the way!

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  28. I like how even your test swatches turn into wonderfully creative nail designs.

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  30. Holy crap...that is AMAZING. PL0X transfer some of your ninja skills to me!

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  31. I like it - it's recommended that I might try myself anyday!

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