Saturday, October 13, 2012

Before & After: 1950s!

Hello!!

Today is my first entry into Crumpet Nail Tart's Sat-art-day weeky challenge. It marks another break from Halloween nail art, as the theme for this week is '1950s'.

I decided to use this opportunity to take another stab at a pin-up era manicure I tried back in the summer; it turned out to be a fail, but I refused to give up on it. I've changed it a fair amount and am much happier with the results!

I started with a base of Orly's Grave Mistake, which I wore for a day:


Orly Grave Mistake in the shade

Orly Grave Mistake in the sun

Grave Mistake is the perfect pin-up red, in my opinion. It's deep, rich, and a bit vampy, but clearly red and not brown or black. If you want a glamorous red, in my opinion, this is it!

For my 'after' manicure, I first stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM301 to create a graded dot background (I love that image!) using Sally Hansen White On. Then I stamped over the whole nail using grave mistake again, and the cherries from Mash plate Mash45. Here's the final result:





I do like this, and I think it has a pin-up feel, for sure. However, if I was going to do it again, I think I'd stamp the white a little less far down on the nail, with  just one row of cherries visible. That would make it look more like a french tip and would be just a bit prettier, I think. :)

Thanks for taking a look! Please check out the other ladies taking part in the Sat-Art-Day Challenge, linked below. :)

Xoxox,
M.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you! Must admit, I love the 1940s-50s era look. I'd like to believe my grandmother would have rocked this look had she been able to create it! :)

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    1. Hee hee hee...Thank you so much. :)

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  3. What a great idea. I might borrow it :)

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    1. Please do! And I'd love to see it if you do! :)

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  4. I love that red! TOTALLY dig a good red...I haven't seen that Bundle monster plate, is it one of their newest ones? Great look, and you did a fantastic job-makes me want cherry pie, lol!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the plate is from the new set that released this summer. Mmmm...pie...

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  5. Love it, Cherries in the snow, did you see my cherries in the snow :D Very clever!

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    1. Thank you! Is that a song? If not, it should be. :)

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