Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Before & After: Inspired by Magritte, and review of MoYou London Back To The Future 50s 01

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Hello!!

I've missed doing my 'Inspired by' manis, particularly the ones inspired by artists, so I put together another one today, using MoYou London Back To The Future 50s plate 01.

You know I had to do a video review of the plate:



And took still shots of it:


MoYou London Back To The 50s 01


MoYou London Back To The 50s 01
MoYou London Back To The 50s 01

And we need to see how big the images are; here is a comparison with a Konad plate:

MoYou London Back To The 50s 01 vs. Konad

I've been wanting to do an 'Inspired by Magritte' manicure for a while now, based on this painting, known as Golconde:



But you know I needed to do it with my own little twist. :) I started with a base of Authority Cosmetics Paradise for my pretty sky:


Authority Cosmetics Paradise

Authority Cosmetics Paradise

Then I busted out MoYou London Lanscape (Mother Nature) 06, and made some nail decals with the houses on the bottom and some acrylic paint. I also stamped some clouds from the same plate, with Konad white.

To finish, I stamped the lovely cocktail ladies from the Back To The 50s plate on my middle finger, filled in the one that was only an outline, and then stamped the one with the pretty full skirt randomly on the rest of my fingers:



I just LOVE that chimney, darling!


I love how this came out, but there are a few things to say about it. First, when you're coloring in your nail decals, hold them up to the light and make sure you don't have any baldish spots. When I just looked at them flat on the table, I couldn't see those little bald spots. I don't mind--I just think it makes the whole thing more surreal-esque, but it's good to know when it comes to things that I don't want to look that way!

Second, this is the first MoYou London plate that I had a hard time with. If you look at my lady's head, you'll see that in three out of four stamps that included her head had a circle out of it. It was always in the same place, and it wasn't due to insufficient polish. I was able to make it work by scraping very carefully, but I don't like that I had to work that hard to get a good image; I got two bad ones for every good one I managed, even once I figured out how to make it work.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a very surreal Wednesday. :)

M.

12 comments:

  1. Wow that nail art turned out amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! Next time I go to the MOMA, I think I'm gonna do it again. :)

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  2. Just an amazing mani. This is awesome!!

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    1. Thank you thank you! I'm annoyed with the imperfections, but hey, if there is every gonna be a mani where you can see through houses and women's heads have notches out of them, I guess this would be the one, lol. :)

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  3. Wow, these are really great!

    And, err.. the poor ladies with misshapen heads.. my first thought upon seeing them was "catwoman"! :)

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    1. ROFL!!! Now all I can see are little catwoman heads, lol!!!!

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  5. Love it! I recently used the fifties one for my nails for a pin up competition, but i have so many ideas to use them with in the future! this was really cool. I love the moyou one with the houses. it's so on my wishlist!

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    1. Oh wow, so cool!! I wanna see! link link link!

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  6. Awesome design! It's so creative and unique - color me blown away.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much!! You made my day. :)

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