Monday, January 7, 2013

NOTD: China Glaze Peachy Keen + BM06

Hello!

Today's theme in the CNT 31 Day Challenge is 'Ombre or Skittle'.  The manicure for today is a type of skittle, but where only the color of the stamping changes from nail to nail.

I started out with a base of China Glaze Peachy Keen, and stamped on it using Bundle Monster plate BM06 on each nail with a different color: Konad red, and Sally Hansen Insta-dry Lively Lilac, Brisk Blue, and Lickety-Split Lime. I finished up with a rhinestone at the top of each, and a coat of Seche Vite, of course:

Fields of psychedelic flowers...

I wasn't sure quite how I felt about the rhinestones, so on my other hand, I put them on the second circle down, and I think I like this better:




I really like this; it has a pop art sort of feel to it. I like it so much I wore it this way for over a day (OMG). Then I went all crazy and decided maybe there was too much negative space at the top, so I tried this:



At first I was pretty sure that I had taken it too far yet again, lol. But I sat with it for a few hours and it began to grow on me. Yes, it's a lot of color. A lot. Of color. Yes. It is. But...sometimes I need some bright, happy color in my life. This brings out my child-like side and makes it impossible to take myself, or life, too seriously. And I can certainly use that from time to time. :)

Thanks for taking a look! Please check out the other 'ombre or skittle' manis linked below. :)

M.

10 comments:

  1. pop-art all the way!! ;)

    Painting the tips was a great idea! it made the design look stunning.

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    1. Thanks so much! That's the cool thing about just messing around. Sometimes it goes horribly wrong (okay, a lot), but sometimes you come up with something you really like, lol. :)

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  2. Love the idea of ombré stamping!!!!! Very smart :)

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    1. Thank you! I've been wanting to do it for a while now so this was a good opportunity. :)

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  3. This is so cute! Love how you used the rhinestones!

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  4. This is such a creative way to do this challenge!! I think it is super cute!!! Peachy keen is one of my favorite polishes!

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    1. Thank you! It's one of mine too. So versatile! Plus it looks great with my skin, hee hee...:)

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