Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long ago in a Galaxy far far away...

Good Morning Lovely Ladies!

Do you remember, way back, when I tried to do the zebra and leopard lace mani and it failed miserably?  It failed because the colors I chose were too dark for the black to show up?  Well, this weekend I decided to give it another go!  I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!!!  Mwah-ha-ha-ha!


Ok, I'm good now....

So!  I scanned my stash for nice, bright colors.  I wasn't gonna end up failing again!

I started with 2 coats of Rimmel "Pulsating" .
Then I took out my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Whirlwind White" and turning that flat brush on it's side, I made a thin-ish white stripe diagonally across the nail.
Once this was dry, I went back and painted on top of it with 2 or 3 coats of China Glaze "In the Lime Light".
See, I told you I picked bright!
Then it was time to break out the Konad...M57 to be exact.
I can't remember if I used Special Polish in Black or the Wet and Wild Black Creme, but yeah, I used a black...
First, I stamped the Leopard Lace Pattern over the green.
Rob really liked it like that, so, I thought I'd take a pic of it like that:

Yeah, I like it like this!
I shoulda left well enough alone.
If some is good...more is better!

So, next I stamped zebra stripes on either side of the lace.  I made this a bit easier by using the small green side of the stamper and also by picking up the image so I had the flat outer edge of the design on the stamp, so I could run that against the lace.
I shoulda taken a picture of what I'm talking about.'s a very poorly drawn sketch of what I mean:

Does that make any sense? 
If I have a nice straight edge of the image, I can run it along side the lace and keep it from overlapping.

Oh, and thanks for pretending that the black squiggles are zebra print, LOL

OK, Back to the action...Here's the final result:

I now remember looking at this that I used Wet and Wild.  For whatever reason it didn't wanna play nice, and I wound up removing and restamping the zebra multiple times, before just giving up.
I knew I wasn't leaving this on, so I just said, forget about it!

This will be one I will probably break back out when the warmer months finally come back around!

That's all for today.
Tomorrow I'll show you what I am sportin' right now!  I was gonna share that today, but thought you guys might be getting tired of plate M70!

I hope you all have a Marvelous day!!!


Unknown said...

That is so cute! I love it and the bright colors are perfect!

L said...

Oh I love that! Very cute.

awesomevegan said...

That manicure is awesome! I love it both ways! :)

Stiletto said...

EvilAngel, L, and AwesomeVegan,

Thank you ladies!

nihrida said...

WOW! That's one toxic konadicure! :)) I think you nailed it perfectly. The colors are a bit too much for me, but the application of the patterns...*bows* Well done! :)

P.S.: I DO NOT understand that sketch even a bit. It makes no sense to me. :))) LOL

And I love your new blog look. It reminds me of our vineyard.

P.S.S.: I get the sketch now. :D

Lacquer Laine said...

i love it! so much work put in for a mani you won't wear! It rough when that happens. i still like it!

Paige said...

That looks amazing!

Stiletto said...

LOL that cracked me up!
U have a VINEYARD???!?!?!
Can I come live with you????

LOL, yeah I think about that alot when I'm doing mani after mani on the weekends so I have stuff to post.
I always hold back my favorite ideas for the weeks mani, so I can enjoy it longer.
Thanks hun!

Well Thanks sweets!

booksnchocolate said...

That's awesome! I like it both ways. Which is funny because they are not the kind of colors I think I would wear (too bright for me) but the result is spectacular!

Shayla said...

This is neat! I wish I had that kind of patience for my nails...

polishedlyrics said...

That looks fantastic! Girl you've got some patience, and creativity! I love it the designs together and the colors, its just all out perfect.

Stiletto said...

Thanks hun!

Why thank ya!

Your such a sweetie, thanks girl!

Kori said...

This is adorable! Great work honey! Kori xoxo

Stiletto said...

Why, thank you, sweets!

nihrida said...

Oh, honey...there is still so much you don't know. :))))

And today (11th of November - St. Martin) is the day that the must from this years harvest becomes wine - in Slovenia). :)

Come by for a glass or two. :)

Liz (iceomatic's nails) said...

This looks great! I love your determination. :)

Unknown said...

geez is there anything you can't do woman?? you're seriously the konad qeen :D

Lumin0us said...

L-O-V-E it!!!!I love bright neon stand out colors! its perfect!!!im hipnotizedby it!O.O love it!!!

ThRiSzHa said...

this is so awesome!!!love it...
christy... can u send me an email to i just have something to ask u about the image plate ur asking about Lisa (glammed up).. thanks a lot!! ill be waiting for ur email...

Lucy said...

That is a wild manicure. I love both of them. More is always better. I love the colors you choose. I really love this one. Now all you need is some warm weather and your all set. Love ya.

Revampy said...

great color combo

konADDICT said...

Nailed it. I recently saw this idea in the Konad booklet..yours is more fun (well bright) & Alex WOULD TOTALLY WEAR THIS!!!!
OK it seems you and i play with the layering steps....Trying to figure ot the mosy logical way to create it. I dreamt up a LAZY GIRL way, save you from having to stamp the zebra 2times on EACH NAIL(GAWD your commited!) you wont get the stripes in that great perpendicular fashion that you have it now...but the technique could be applied with any layering i guess.

So, here it it your way, ALMOST exactly in that order...but sneak the zebra layer in BENEATH the white stripe. Just pink, zebra over full nail, white stripe, green X2, then lace?

great mani's you are killin it lately!!!!