Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Tortoise and the Hare...


So it's been a while. I know. I apologize. It was part laziness, part exhaustion, part lack of inspiration, and part internet at home not working for a while. Enough excuses though, it's nail art time. I almost put off posting until tomorrow night, I've been on a 'Six Feet Under' kick today, but I promised my colleague Prob that I would post this weekend, and so I shall. :)

Today's design kinda popped in my head the other day, and I knew that I had to try it out. I tried a combination of using a crumpled paper towel and a brush to apply to get the effect that I wanted. It's not exactly how I pictured it, but I'm reasonably satisfied with how it turned out. :)



I used H&M Rust as a base, with a mixture of Seche Vite top coat and American Apparel Raccoon to create shapes on the background color. For the next layer of shapes, I used a mixture of Seche Vite top coat and MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious. Finally, I used a mixture of Seche Vite top coat and American Apparel Hassid. I topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

16 comments:

  1. Very cool! I'd love to try this. :)

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  2. You are truly talented :) Great nails!

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  3. this is amazing! looks SO cool!
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG-sooooo pretty-love love love it! : )

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  5. It's looks like that sort of dark fake wood on details in like cars and stuff. I've always loved it, LOL!

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  6. These are sweet! We don't do nails all the time but we did today and love your blog! http://ohsoprettythediaries.blogspot.com

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  7. my name in ur blog i am honored :) and not to mention its a awesome nail :)

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  8. Wow, this turned out amazing! It really does look like tortoise shell. Incredible.

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  9. Hi!! Lovely nail art! I'm staying in Chennai too.. Would like to get together sometime.
    I'd e-mailed you a week back on thedailynail@gmail.com. Would love to hear from you.. Take care 'til then. :)

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  10. Wow, that is gorgeous!! I love how that looks... actually, that gives me an idea for something using this technique! *plots*

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  11. AMAZING! WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS
    please check out my fashion and beauty blog!
    http://somuchlovex.blogspot.com/
    x

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  12. Ah I love tortoise shell!! Those are amazing. I just did a tutorial on chevron nails on my blog. You can check it out here!

    http://www.paintsandpans.com/2012/02/17/chevron-nails/

    Cheers,
    Natalie

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