Monday, July 1, 2013

Back in Time Series: LEGO Redux

Woohoo, a new feature!  I'm now going to be taking part in a fun series with my buddies The Crumpet and Gnarly Gnails.  How this works is that each month, on the first of the month, we will choose one of our own manis from a year ago to have a do-over on.  Then, on the 15th of each month, we will choose a year old mani from one of our partners to recreate!  I've seen a few other people doing these posts where they redo old nail art and I think its super fun to see how far our skills have come in a year.

For my first post I couldn't actually go a year back, because last summer I was preparing for our move overseas and wasn't posting at the time.  So we decided it would be a sort of free choice, so I chose to redo one of the first nail art attempts I made.

I did the original LEGO mani at the end of last November for Mr. Sparkles' birthday party.  I had a much more limited polish selection at the time, so I knew I should redo this now that I have more colors to choose from.

The colors I used today are:
Green - Essie Mojito Madness
Red - Zoya Sooki
White - Finger Paints Papier Mache
Blue - Kiko Nr 336
Yellow - Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion

I custom mixed each color with black or white to make the shading or highlights.  I used a small nail art brush to paint the shading/highlights.  I finished with a coat of MASH Matte Top Coat to give them a more LEGO like finish.

Redoing this mani made me feel really great about how my art skills with a brush have improved, and how my nail shape and health has improved!

Don't forget to peek over at Debbie and Missy today to see their blasts from the past!


  1. These are fab!! My ex would have loved them! Wonderful =)

  2. These are amazing, love the 3D effect!!

  3. Both the original and redux are very cool!

  4. This is adorable. Both the original and the re do.

  5. This is unreal! I love them, the first ones were brilliant but the new ones are stunning.

  6. that is some impressive shading you did there, love this:)

  7. That turned out really, really well!

  8. i love both of them honestly!!! great job on that shading!!


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