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Friday, August 26, 2011

Reverse Rockabilly


Have you ever had one of those ideas that you have to do, even though you have almost no time, and in that time, you should probably be doing something else?  I had one of those today. It, in a way, is kind of a throwback to one of my designs I did for Cosmoprof 2010 (yes, last year's Cosmoprof!) The design was called Between a Rockabilly and a Hard Place, and it was a leopard print nail with a red moon. Today, for some reason, it struck me to try the reverse of that design. In my mind, it was something that was a tad more subtle than the full-on leopard print, perhaps even a tad more office-friendly?  In any event, it was awesome in my head, and pretty much the only way I'll wear red. I have to admit, I love it. I keep looking at my hands. lol  I hope you like it too!! I also got to use Zoya Carmen, which I got to try at Cosmoprof this year! It's a really great true red. Very fiery and retro.


I used Zoya Carmen as a base, with American Apparel California Trooper for the moon. For the leopard pattern, I used OPI San Tan-tonio for the tan blobs, and American Apparel Raccoon for the darker brown. Topped everything off with Nubar Diamont top coat,  which I was given as a free gift with purchase at IBS 2011.

Are you ever so excited to try a nail design that you drop everything and do it?



36 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of the moon look but this is actually really cute! :)

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  2. i love this melissa!! . great job. ill have to try it out :D

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  3. I LOVE this design. Definitely something to try :D

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  4. Oh my! I need to start with nail art! Love the look of this one, it's so pretty! xxx

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  5. This is beautiful, definitely going to try this out.

    Will be fun to try different colours also to change the overall feeling of the design. ^____^

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  6. Super awesome idea, it looks great! :)

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  7. yep. you're a genius. and I love you even more now.

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  8. This looks great! :) I'm so trying this when my nails grow a little more :) Great work, as always.

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  9. That looks amazing!!! Love it!! :)

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  10. Wow! I thought you had cut and used a decal nail polish thing on your moons like the Sally Hanson ones - only used a pattern I had not seen of those - so many out now that I certainly don't see or know of them all. Kudos to your great skill on the painting. And yes, I have this shade in my Zoyas - and love it.

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  11. Hi! I'm a new follower and I think your blog is amazing and I love this manicure!

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  12. I am in love with this look! I wish I had the hand-eye coordination to do it.

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  13. This is great! You do so many cute nails, it would be nice if you'd post a how-to on some of them! I really love your blog!

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  14. This is the first time I've seen a half-moon mani and actually wanted to try it out. You did a fantastic job, well done!

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  15. ok I think it is amazing what you can do with your nails! I could never!

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  16. This looks awesome! Unfortunately, I was not blessed with a skin tone that matched red :(

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  17. It looks fantastic

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  18. This is a smart blog. I mean it. You’ve so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also understand how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. You’ve got a style right here that’s not too flashy, but makes a statement as large as what you are saying. Great job, indeed.

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  20. I usually think the half moon nails are really ugly, but this one is beautiful! I really love it (and that really surprises me). Maybe I'll try this sometime :)

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  21. Amazing! I was thinking you experienced cut plus used a sticker toe nail develop thing on your moons such as Sue Hanson people : merely applied any sample I needed not really found of the - a great number of out and about now that My spouse and i unquestionably find as well as be aware of them. Thanks for your good expertise within the portray. And yes, I have got this specific tone around my Zoyas : and also think itrrrs great.

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  22. thebeautydepartment.com posted this (almost) exact nail design on their website for Valentine's day... I hope they didn't steal it from you! (Yours is better!)

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