Saturday, August 18, 2012

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies



Hello everyone!

This is my entry to the Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2 ends 8/17, which is hosted by the blog Concrete and Nail Polish.

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies


If you want to see the other entries and read everything about the contest, click on the badge below.



 

I didn't participate in the first contest, but still remember the fantastic winner manicures. When I look at all the gorgeous entries now, I don't think I will win. Here is a link to the first nail art contest: Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest (Ends 6/30) To see the winners of it, click here.

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies









The task and inspiration:

The task for this contest is to make "something that I will like". And we are encouraged to get to know her better by exploring the blog, pinterest, goodreads and facebook accounts. So I did that to find out more about her taste and interests. After a lot of exploring and brainstorming back and forth, I read the nail polish wish lists to find out which polish I should use. And then I saw that they both have flakies on their wish list. I also love flakies, so I started thinking about which color of flakies they would prefer. I don't have GOSH Rainbow, but I have Nfu- Oh flakies, and wanted to try to use them. First I tried to paint liquid concrete over the flakies, but that was too difficult. This is my second attempt.

I found this photo on April's facebook page, so I stole the idea from the tattooed back.



Here are some more photos of the manicure:


Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies
What I did:

What I did was to use creme nail polish in a color similar to the flakies to hide the VNL (visible nail line). I could have used only one coat of the Nfu- Oh's (except for #50), but wanted it to look as it would have if I had used them on their own, so I chose to use 2 coats of each flakie. But because I did a bad job when applying #51, I used 3 coats of #51. Then I added the top coat to get all the layers dry, before I started dotting.

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies
List of nail polish:

Thumb: H&M Cherry -1 coat, Nfu- Oh # 59
Index finger: H&M: Polish Me Happy -1 coat, Nfu- Oh #56
Middle finger: H&M: Beauty Bandit- 1 coat, Nfu- Oh #51
Ring finger: H&M: Beauty Bandit- 2 coats, Nfu- Oh #50
Pinky: H&M: Notoriously Beautiful- 2 coats, Nfu- Oh #52

Cult Nails Get It On (base coat)
Cult Nails: Wicked Fast (fast drying top coat)

Gina Tricot beauty nails: #66 Viva glam (silver/gold)
3 dotting tools

Here you see the flakie bottles:

Nfu- Oh #59, #56, #51, #50, #52









And here are the other polishes:

Viva glam, Cherry, Polish Me Happy, Beauty Bandit, Notoriously Beautiful, Wicked Fast, Get It On, dotting tools






Before adding flakies:

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies






1 coat of flakies:

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies








2 coats of all flakies except #51 (3 coats), before dotting:

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest #2: Dots over flakies








I hope you like this. Thank you for having this contest! It was fun and interesting to have a theme that made me think, and at the same time have so much freedom.

Lani

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