Monday, January 7, 2013

New31DC: Day 7 - Ombré or Skittle


Hey there lovely readers!  Today is Day 7 of the New 31 DC.  One week down, woohoo!  I am very happy with my progress so far and I feel like I'm making a lot of progress in my goal to step up the nail art for you this year.  Today is no exception, and I have done what is now I believe my favorite mani I've done to date.

Today's theme is Ombré or Skittles.  (If you don't know what these are, ombré is painting each nail a different shade of the same color progressing from light to dark.  Skittles are when you do something different on each nail, not restricted by the same color family.)  I was actually feeling really uninspired for today, and spent most of yesterday trying to work out what to do on my nails.  Just when I felt like I was never going to come up with something good I glanced at this pack of scrapbooking paper that my Mom sent me.  (This will be going on my Helmer to prettify it!)


What a perfect place to find inspiration for a patterned skittle mani!


The colors used for this are Ciaté Mojito, OPI You're A Pisa Work, and MASH Nail Art Polishes in Black and White.

My index and pinky each got one coat of the MASH White.  My ring and thumb each got 2 coats of Mojito. (Which was my untried polish for this mani... at least I managed to get one in there!)  My middle got one coat of MASH Black.


For the nail art I used a dotting tool on my thumb, freehanded the stripes with a striping brush, freehanded the swirl flowers with a tiny paint brush and MASH White polish, stamped my ring with MASH-41 and the MASH Black polish, and stamped my pinky with MASH-42 and OPI You're A Pisa Work.


I am so in love with these, and kind of disappointed to take them off and work on tomorrow's nails!!

15 comments:

  1. ^^ What she said!!
    LOL I really love your color combo, the designs, the execution.... EVERYTHING!!!
    And I also really love your inspiration papers!! I'm loving scrapbooking but I only do it digitally these days... LOL

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  2. Love love love love love love this!!!!!! I can't decide which nail I like the most because they are all fantastic! :)

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  3. Wow, brilliant mani, looks great!

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  4. Oh how cool! Love all the different designs!

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  5. I super duper love this! What a great idea to use scrapbook paper as inspiration! I feel like I don't skittle well and this might be what I need to help me out! Great job! I just love it!

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  6. Very pretty! I love the design and colours on your pinky nail the best :-)

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  7. This is such a fun skittle! It looks great with your scrapbook paper inspiration!

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  8. i've been waiting all day to tell you that I LOVE THESE! so cute.

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  9. What a perfect match to some perfectly pretty paper

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  10. Oh my, these are amazing! I am in love with this one. It may have to be my recreate mani.

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