Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Geometry- Polish Days September


Hello everyone!

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On Polish Days, once a month, we all try to make a manicure and post it at the same time. Some weeks before, Polly Polish tells us what the theme/ task is, so that we have some time to think and prepare. And today our theme is GEOMETRY.

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Geometry- Polish Days September

Geometry- Polish Days September

Geometry- Polish Days September







I'm always very curious about how many who will participate. At the end of this post you can see thumbnails with links to all the participants.

Geometry- Polish Days September







What I did:

This manicure is what gave me the idea. Thank you Nail Crazy! I did exactly as she did:

Geometry- Polish Days September






First I painted my nails with base coat, then the background color. I used 3-4 coats of Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game. (3 would have been enough if I hadn't used my hands a lot, so that it didn't look good any more.) The reason why I did the base color the day before was that I wanted to make sure that it was completely dry before working with the tape. I painted stripes of the chosen nail polishes on the tape, and when that was dry, I used the scissors to cut out triangles, squares and rectangles. (Circles was too difficult). I put the little pieces on a plastic bag, before I tried to place them randomly on the nails. (Some of those pieces of nail polish separated from the tape, so I had to use a little base coat (with a dotting tool) to glue them to the nail.) I chose to finish one nail before starting on the next. And then I sealed it with top coat.

Geometry- Polish Days September




Geometry- Polish Days September



The last week I thought a lot about which polishes would work best together. In the end I thought that if I just used polishes that I like very much, it would turn out good. I also wanted to use cruelty- free polishes, and that made it more difficult to choose. First I thought about using different shades of purple, then to use only one brand. I decided to use all my Deborah Lippmann nail polishes because they are more different than my OPIs. And because I haven't shown all of them on the blog yet. And because the glitters have a hexagonal shape, so that I could add even more geometri to the manicure. Now that I have seen the result, I wish I didn't use that many polishes. 4 or 5 would probably look better.

Geometry- Polish Days September
 List of what I used:

Scotch tape
Scissors
Plastic bag
Dotting tool
Magnet
Nail polish:

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

Deborah Lippmann: Happy Birthday (multicolored glitter in clear base)
Deborah Lippmann: Candy Shop (multicolored glitter in pink base)
Deborah Lippmann: Forget You (multicolored glitter in black base)
Deborah Lippmann: Berry Metal (amethyst magnetic)
Deborah Lippmann: Love Is A Battlefield (magenta magnetic)
Deborah Lippmann: Sweet Dreams (pink flakie) also used here, and here
Deborah Lippmann: Private Dancer (purple mirrored chrome, duochrome) used here and here
Deborah Lippmann: Across the Universe (green, teal and blue glitter in blue base)
Deborah Lippmann: Boom Boom Pow (gold glitter) used here
Deborah Lippmann: Wicked Game (silver/ purple- green duochrome)
Deborah Lippmann: Today was a Fairytale (silver glitter)

Geometry- Polish Days September






Geometry- Polish Days September


Lani

11 comments:

  1. I love how this looks like mosaic tiles! And how cool that you were able to use all one brand like that.

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  2. Ok, now I've learnt something new today! I had no idea you could do that with polish and some plastic. Looks fabulous on your nails

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  3. These are immense! Might have to try this out myself

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  4. Thank you all for the positive feedback! It means a lot to me!

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  5. LOVE this! Especially since it has tons of colors mixed in! :)

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    1. Thank you for finding me, and following me! I just checked out your blog. Nice nail art!

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