Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nail Art Link Up: Dreamcatchers

Hello lovelies!

It's Wednesday, woo! I don't know about you guys but I'm ready for this week to be over. 

Anyways, onto the nails!
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This is the first time that I've ever worn a dreamcatcher design as a final manicure. I like it!




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Here's what I used:


My first attempt at a dreamcatcher design was done over a year ago for the 33 Day Challenge (here) and I definitely think that these ones came out better. There are some scary looking hand poses in that post so look back at your own risk haha!

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These nails started with two coats of African Violets (previously reviewed here). Then using my striping brush and black paint, I painted on a half moon shape for the outline of the dreamcatcher. I then went back into paint in the strings, feathers, and beads. Everything was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl.

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These aren't perfect, I wish my line work was a little bit thinner, but I like how these turned out! I might be a little biased though because African Violets is such a beautiful polish that I think whatever manicure that I use it in will be amazing haha. What do you guys think of these? Let me know!

Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:






35 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! I've always wanted to do some dream catcher nails too.

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  2. I think the thicker line work really suits the design - I've never seen a dreamcatcher that's perfectly thin and even.

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  3. Dream catchers! This is beautiful. Especially against that base with the shimmer. :)

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  4. This is so beautiful! I used to always get mad at my dreamcatcher when I was a kid 'cause I'd still be having bad dreams lol. I think I need African Violets now, too!

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  5. African Violets is a really gorgeous polish! Great base color :) And I really like the feather detail too!

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  6. I love dream catchers.When I was younger I had so many dream catchers. You did an amazing job creating them!

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  7. I love your dreamcatcher nail art! This has always been something I've wanted to do and you've super inspired me!!

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  8. I love how it's kind of a half-moon manicure, it's very cool looking!

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  9. This looks amazing, Marisa! It also makes me want to try Black Dahlia even more.

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  10. Perfect dreamcatchers! I love that base polish too...it's lovely!

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  11. This mani looks very difficult to do! You did great though, as usual!

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  12. I love the design! And it's gorgeous with these colours!

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  13. I love dreamcatchers!! These are beautiful!

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  14. How cute is that! And simple enough I could do it! :)

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  15. I agree the base is so pretty! And I think you did a good job on the nail art too. I've been wanting to do this nail art!

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  16. Lovely base! Have you tried cutting your brushes to a few bristles? It does help getting thinner lines!

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  17. Aww yeah, I'd get mad too! And yes you need African Violets, it's amazing! (;

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  18. Aww thank you! Their polishes are great!

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  19. Aww I'd love to see your version of these! (:

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  20. Thank you so much! Give it a try, it's fun!

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  21. I have tried that! I *think* I may have gotten some new brushes as a birthday present, I just don't have them yet haha. So, I'll have to try the new ones out before I go hacking at these ones more haha

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