Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pink and Grey Argyle Nail Art

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Hi guys! I know that I tend to post swatches on Saturdays for my Simple Swatch Saturday series on IG but I've been working on the prompts for the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 31 Day Challenge (#31dc2015) and since I'm already almost two weeks behind I figured it was time I started posting them. Read on after the break to see what I did!

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Day 1 prompt is to follow a tutorial. I used a video tutorial by cutepolish for making freehand argyle nail art. It's really simple, although it does require a steady hand. I started with two coats of a light pink creme, Doll Face from Chick Nail Polish. Then I used single chevron nail vinyls from Glam My Mani (these where previously provided for me to review) to create the grey triangles. After, I used a stripping brush dipped in thinned white polish (White Out from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear) to create the white stripes. Finally, I topped it all with once coat of As A Matte A Fact from Serum No.5.

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I really love Serum No. 5 As A Matte A Fact, it's a matte top coat with flakies in it! These aren't holographic or color shifting flakies, they are slightly iridescent however and add a nice subtle shimmer.

What do you guys think? Have you done argyle print nail art before?

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34 comments:

  1. Such a pretty, feminine design! And your freehand is perfect! Thanks for the heads up on that Serum No. 5 topper. From your description, it sounds like the matte counterpart to CG Fairy Dust! Off to buy it ASAP.

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  2. I love! This mani combined my favorite print (argyle) with 2 of my favorite colors :-)

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  3. I love the colors and pattern, so classic and feminine! This is the first I'm hearing of the Serum No.5 Matte Flakie Topper, I need it in my life now!

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    1. It's a great topper. The Mercurial magpie has a great review on it.

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  4. I've been wanting to do this pattern for such a long time but it's very intimating to me lol I love how this mani turned out.

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    1. It's actually really easy, especially if you use a vinyl or stripping tape to help with the different color triangles. The hardest part is then free handing the thin lines.

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  5. I absolutely adore these! They look so soft! And I'm pretty sure I need that Serum No 5 in my life stat!

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    1. Thanks Mega. Yes you do, it's awesome if you like to matte things. Matte + Flakies = win.

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  6. Oh my I loooove this! I want to wear this mani with a black or ivory sweater right now!!

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  7. Way cute! The colors really go well together :)

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    1. Thanks! I really like how the color combo turned out.

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  8. These are great. The colors are perfect together and I love the argyle look !

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  9. This is such a cute look!! The colors work really well together and I love the added shimmer!

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  10. Super cute! Grey + pink is such a good combination :)

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  11. Great color combo, I loved the soft look.

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  12. I can totally see a sweater like this - it's just so preppy and cool looking!

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