Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31 Day Challenge: Inspired By A Tutorial

Hello lovelies!

Only two more days of the challenge left! I feel like I'm not going to know what to do with myself when this is over haha. 

Anywho, onto the nails!
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Can we just take a second to appreciate how awesome blue nail polish is? Because I love these!




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Here's what I used:

I decided for my "inspired by a tutorial" nail art that I would attempt The Nailasaurus's nimbus nail art! I've actually attempted this look before back in the beginning days of the blog, almost a year ago. If you want to see some scary hand poses and some oily looking cuticles you can check that out here

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I definitely recommend reading Sammy's tutorial because she has pictures showing you how to do this. But I started these with two coats of Blu. When that had dried, I dabbed some of the other polishes onto a piece of paper and started thinning it down with acetone. Using a q-tip and the thinned polish, I dabbed the different colors on my nails. I added the studs on with a little bit of topcoat and then topcoated the whole look with a layer of HK Girl.

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I still feel like whenever I do this design, it never looks like the original...and when I say whenever, I mean the two times that I've tried it....but I still like how these look! I like the addition of the stud for the contrasting color but I haven't worn any 3D accessories on my nails in forever and these drove me nuts all day. I couldn't stop running my fingers over them and I ended up losing two of them by the time my classes were over. They look nice for the pictures but for everyday wear, I'd probably take them off.


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:






28 comments:

  1. These look great! Love the addition of the studs too.

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  2. bahahaha, oily cuticles, I love it! Well... they definitely didn't look dry, that's for sure ;P
    So many awesome blues! I'm obsessed with Zoya Blu too. Totally rainy day nimbus art :)
    I'm the same way with studs. I love the look, but I obsessively pick at them

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  3. This is so cute - I love the blue nail polish too! Great tutorial to try

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  4. I love the blues with the yellow accent! I love that tutorial, I have used it several times! :D

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  5. Very cute, that yellow pops on top of all the blue!

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  6. Blue nail polish is one of my faves!! I don't understand when someone doesn't love it!! This is such a neat design. I think you did a swell job!

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  7. Zoya Blu is on my to buy list, I need all the blues! Great job on picking the tutorial and executing it, this is one of the tutorials I also want to try.

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  8. These are so cute!! I love the pop of neon with the studs :)

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  9. Blue polish is ALWAYS good, but especially here. ;)

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  10. I just tried the Nimbus nail art and it was a total fail. Your attempt looks so so so much better than mine! haha! :D

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  11. I can't believe I have none of those gorgeous blues you used! I love the nail art and how the neon studs pop!

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  12. I looove her tutorials! I have tried some of her's and sometimes when I am in a slump, she gets me going again. I love that accent piece you put on. It's so abstract and makes it look so cool! Great job!

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  13. Cosmetic SanctuaryOctober 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Beautiful! I love this whole look

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  14. Haha I know! Maybe current self could took a little note from past self and moisturize her cuticles a bit more often haha! And yeah, the studs were so annoying. I used to wear them all the time and now just a giant fail!

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  15. I need to do it more often, the results always look interesting!

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  16. I totally agree, I'm just like how haha?! Thank you so much (:

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  17. Blu is one of my most used Zoyas I think. It's a really lovely polish! And definitely give this a go, it's super easy and quick to finish!

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  18. Haha aww thanks, I highly doubt that yours was a fail though!

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  19. You have none of these?! What, girl, you need to go shopping haha! (:

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  20. She really is an amazing blogger and nail artist! Her posts always make me smile and get me motivated to try something different too! Thank you!

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  21. I'm seriously loving the contrast with the neon studs!! This is amazing!

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