Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Butterflies & Sunshine

Hello Everyone!

Today I've got some more nail art for you!  I'm ready for spring to arrive although the weather here has been anything other than springlike.  It's like we're headed back for winter.  So, I thought I could at least make spring arrive on my nails.




I really liked this!  This design is not my own.  I first saw it years ago in an unwatermarked photo with a pink china glaze polish.  Then I found this youtube video from 2010 where she is talking about seeing that same photo, which she shows, then does a tutorial based off it.


I decided I wanted to go yellow to really brighten up the manicure.  It's China Glaze - Solar Power.  The black and white is just acrylic paints.  So, originally I had planned to do it on all nails.   Then I started by totally screwing up my index finger which I had to redo.  So, I figured maybe just an accent finger?  The ring finger worked out pretty well and as I wanted to wear these to work, I chickened out and decided to quit while I was ahead.

When I was a kid in Quebec, my Nana had a huge field of milkweed by her house and the Monarchs would come and land on the milkweed in almost a blanket.  It was amazing.  Year after year.  Sadly, I don't think I've ever seen a Monarch here in BC.

Here's a shot of Solar Power by itself.  You can actually see the subtle shimmer in this one.



So, what do you think?

'Til next time,
Amanda


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    1. Thanks! I was pretty darn happy with it too.

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    1. Thanks! He has another one on the other hand so that he can actually fly. ;)

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  3. This is gorgeous! I have been wanting to do a butterfly mani for a while, I don't think I have the skills to pull it off. Yours looks lovely, and I love that you used Solar Power as a base =)

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    1. Thank you! I really wanted to try it too. Just go for it! It's the perfect spring mani.

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  4. That's gorgeous! How did you do the butterfly nail art?

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    1. Acrylic paint and an itty bitty brush! :) This video broke down the steps for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b180rLP89fg

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  5. This colour is gorgeous! & Nail Art fantastic too, so sweet!

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    1. I loved this colour so much more than I thought I would. Such a warm yellow without being too buttery.

      Thanks for the compliment!

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  6. I don't think I knew Solar power but it's super pretty!

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    1. Thank you! I love it too. It was from the eco-llection. For a yellow, application was even pretty good.

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  7. Solar Power looks wonderful on you. Your butterfly accent really makes the manicure pop.

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    1. Thank you! I think ultimately I'm happy I didn't do the butterfly on all nails. Just the one does give quite a but of impact. ;)

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