Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Polish Days: Vintage

Hello!

This month's theme for Polish Days is Vintage. If you've been following me for a while, you probably know I adore anything vintage--colors, patterns, fashions, you name it. So you know I was one hap-hap-happy lady when I saw the announcement for this. :)

I started out with a base of Misa Got It Made In The Shade, which is definitely a vintage-y shade of soft antique light sage green creme:



Next I sponged the tips of the nails with Color Club Nouveau Vintage; I discovered when I tested this out that it separates a bit into a metallic green with a brownish-pink at the edge, which is another perfect set of vintage colors. Then, I wanted to go for an antique-letter sort of look, so I stamped with Konad black on all nails; I used Bundle Monster plate BM311 for the lettering (unfortunately, the loop from the big 'love' on the plate shows up and I soft of wish it didn't...oh well), and Drikk plate Drk-C for the postmarks:






I love how it came out, and for once the Konad polish bleed actually works for the manicure, like it's been streaked by tears or some liquid over time. The only thing I'd change is I might stamp with a dark brown if I were to do it again rather than black, what do you think?

Thanks for looking! And please check out the other entries in this month's Polish Days challenge!!

Xoxox,
M.

39 comments:

  1. this is so succesful manicure :) I love this!

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  2. I love the postage stamp detail- very cute!

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  3. I love the postal code stamp!!

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  4. this is so cool! i can stare at it for hours

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  5. Really good effect, it totally looks old and weathered :)

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  6. That looks so cool. lol yeah finally it's a nice thing that Konad bleeds XD

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  7. Lovely interpretation! I love the colors!

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  8. Love the color and the writings, looks like an old letter indeed!

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    1. I do love an elegant look, I must say...:) Thank you!

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  10. Your combination of technique and is fabulous! :) I like it, alot!

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  11. This is lovely, and very vintage!

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  12. Lovely mani! Postmarks! My favourite print! We used the same BM Lovenote image stamp!

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    1. Just deleted b/c it was the same as above. :)

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  14. it looks awesome. If you had used the brown I think it would have looked more old, vintage, but i like the black too!

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    1. Yeah, I think you're right. I'm going to have to find a brown that will work and try it just to see...:)

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  15. I love everything about this! Great job :) P.S. I only have one Misa polish and I find myself thinking up excuses to use it because I love the brush and formula so much. Is it that way for the rest of their polishes?

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    1. Thank you! For the most part, I love Misa. I do find generally speaking that their formula is excellent and I also like their brush. However, I have found one or two slight exceptions, where the formula wasn't quite up to par with the others. However, I've never yet had a Misa that didn't at least have a *decent* formula; every other brand I've tried I've had one or two that were complete UGH, but so far not with Misa. :)

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    2. Good to know! I now must buy more Misas! :-D I also love the shape and weight of the bottle. I'm thinking they are an overlooked brand.

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  16. These are absolutely gorgeous hun! The metallic-y sponged tips give such a pretty effect & the writing pattern is beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE! :D

    Aysh xox

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  17. I simply love it so much <3 great great great!!! <3

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