Sunday, August 21, 2011

Retro Freestyle


Sorry everyone, I know it’s been a while. Life has gotten particularly crazy lately. Lots of exciting things afoot, but also enough stress to kill an elephant. In any event, I’ve been neglecting you guys, and for that, I apologize! :)

The day that I received the Finger Paints fall Fashionista collection, I dug in and immediately fell in love with the two colors that I used for this manicure! I knew that I wanted to use them together, and I love the retro vibe they have, so I honestly just started painting without really having any specific design in mind. This is what I came up with! I liked it a lot, and hope you do too! :) It’s a fairly simple, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing. :)


I used butter LONDON Minger for the base on the thumb and ring finger, and Finger Paints Catwalk Queen for the yellow nails. For the designs on the orange nails, I used Finger Paints Cordur-Orange, and for the designs on the yellow nails, I used Barielle Aura Angora. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Do you ever start painting your nails without having a set design?

19 comments:

  1. Really cute nails!! and yes I always start painting my nails with no set design! I just do whatever comes to me once I sit down to do them lol(:

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  2. i love how you used different shades of orange/yellow on the same finger. the colors go so well together! also-- i really like the design on your middle finger. the swirls remind me of a sun. :)

    by the way, i'm one of your newest followers! glad to have found a blog that focuses so much on painting nails (one of my addictions)!

    XO,
    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

    http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

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  3. It's so awesome, I love retro patterns. :)

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  4. Love this look -- fun designs, but still subtle enough that a gal could wear this with professional work clothes. Can't decide whether the swirls or the chevrons are my favorite!

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  5. This looks SO good! I am inspired to try something like this. thanks!

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  6. I like the distinct lines, and admire your restraint. I'd have probably covered each nail as completely as your last 2 fingernails.

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  7. Love, love, love it! I particularly like the thumb pattern =] I want to give it a try!

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  8. omg! i absolutely LOVE YOU! u r tha QUEEN of nails! there's nobody who is better than you!

    keep up the good work!
    greetings from Sweden! :D

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  9. I love the pattern on your pinky! Well done!

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  10. I love the thumb a lot . It's gorgeous.

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  11. This is gorgeous! It reminds me of prehistoric designs found on European pottery vessels.
    I love your nail art. You are so creative and talented.

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  12. i love this, definitely very retro looking

    shel xx

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  13. If Im feeling uncreative I will gravitate towards a specific color then see where I go from there.

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  14. Cute except for the thumb design - it right off hit me like those folks who draw flames on the side of their chopped cars!!!

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  15. I do love the retro feel of it :) Very pretty

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  16. Lovely retro patterns! They're stunning!

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  17. I love this design! I love random designs of nails I rarely plan actually!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  18. I think I'm in love with this manicure =)

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  19. Looks great! I like the simplicity - and the colors!
    Sometimes I start with no design, but it tends not to turn out so well for me! Usually I'll have an idea. ;)

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