Showing posts with label China Glaze Elephant Walk.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China Glaze Elephant Walk.. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Crumpets challenge Day One Black and White Nails

I decided to start the year with a nail art challenge.  I miss doing nail art and like I said before I started the blog with intentions of doing nail art.  So our first challenge was a black and white mani.  I  have a special place in my heart for white mani's.  I think done right they are clean and sophisticated of clean and fun.  The mani I did is fun.  I did a different technique on each nail.  I used three colors in this mani.  China Glaze Elephant Walk, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and Wet and Wild Black.

The thumb is white with crackle polish.  The index is black with white polka dots.  The middle has a yin yang sign (so easy to do).  My ring finger I did a brush stroke nail that Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Corner did in one of her Challenges. (  Finally on the pinky I did a quilted nail.  It just took a little patience, but I loved doing it.

So this is going to be my entry for the challenge.  I truly had fun doing this manicure.  The challenge will last 31 days.  Tomorrow's challenge is silver and my mind is already going in all kinds of creative directions.  I will be posting my favorites, favorite mainstream polishes, favorite indies and posts.

Ciao till later,

Friday, November 23, 2012

Yellow and Gray Gradient

Sometimes two colors that look unlikely to go together really end up getting along great.  I was wearing Kalahari Kiss and thought it would be neat to make a gradient.  It had been a while since I had done anything other than swatch so, I went ahead and did the gradient and I really liked it then to pick a stamp I used my DRK-C plate.  I had to I had just gotten it and I was dying to use it so I picked two patterns that I felt compliment each other and stamped with Color Club Revvolution, which by the way is a great polish to stamp with.  So this is what I came up with.





I did these photos in my lightbox but I need another light.  That is why there is a little discepency in the colors.  I hate this time change.  I much rather take pictures outside but in a pinch the light box works ok.  I ddi end up liking the combination of gray and light yellow.  Have you ever mixed unusual colors to create a gradient.   If so what were they?

Ciao for now,