Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall Week, Day 1 : Blatant Plagiarism

Good Morning Lovelies!!!

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Today's Mani idea came from the Lovely Nihrida.  When I saw her Leaves Mani, my first reaction was "WOW, that is GORGEOUS!"  my next reaction was "I GOTTA DO THIS!!!"

So I did, which is why I titled this post like I did!  :)

I figured I better make it a bit different.  So I decided to do each nail it's own "leafy" color!

I started with a base of Wet and Wild "Rustic" from the Craze collection.
I am so addicted to this color now!!!  It's gorgeous!

Then I added 1 coat of various polishes over "Rustic".
Now here is where I kinda screwed up.  See I varied the finger I put each color on one each hand.  And I took a picture of my left hand pre-Konad, but took a picture of my right hand post-Konad.  So bear with me while I identify each top coat per finger on both hands, LOL
That was confusing!

Ok, let's go pinkie to thumb(all are 1 coat):
Sinful Colors "Show Me the Way"(it was more visible in reality)
Hard Candy "Sweet P"
no top, just "Rustic"
Hard Candy "Lava"
Thumb was all of the above.  I dabbed on spots of color, wiped the brush off, then stippled with the end of the brush to diffuse the edges better and make it less bumpy.
Then I broke out M56 And stamped it 3 times per nail to it was all covered, and voila!

On this hand the colors were as follows, pinkie to thumb:
Hard Candy "Lava"
Sinful Colors "Show me the Way"
No topper, just "Rustic"
Hard Candy "Sweet P"
All of the above!

You'll have to excuse the lack of clean-up.  We were at the track when I did this and I ran out of Q-Tips during Konading, so I had none for clean-up.

Thank you Nihrida, for the AWESOME idea!  I would NEVER have thought to use the tip image this way!
And thanks for letting me "Borrow" your idea!

I hope you all have a fantastic day!



L said...

This is cute. I really like this alot. You both did it beautifully.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Rustic is the only Craze I did not maybe I should!

Brooke said...

Looks awesome! I need that plate! My mom would love a mani like this one!

Liz (iceomatic's nails) said...

I love this look! So perfect for fall. Your site looks great and WOW!! 100 followers in a weekend! Congrats!

booksnchocolate said...

Each time I see a new post, it puts a smile on my face. You always have gorgeous manis. This look is perfect for fall.

ThRiSzHa said...

this is really super pretty.. i would love to konadiclone have a great week sweety!!

nihrida said...

Oh, honey! =) I never thought you'd like it to much to ''copy'' it. Well, I have a news for you - I have one of your manis saved on my computer for such a long time... Even before we swapped. I'm gonna copy it soon. ;) Pay back time! =)))
You did great! I like yours better. =)

Paige said...

That is gorgeous!!!

polishedlyrics said...

Gorgeous as always!

Arie said...

Super cute!

Jenny$1983 said...

Oh, that's so beautiful! :)

MightyLambchop said...

That is so beautiful! I agree with you about Rustic. That is such a stunning color.

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Lucy said...

Beautiful manicure. Love the amazing colors and beautiful Fall leaves.