Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NOTD: Fashion Forward

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Hello!

Today I have a quick manicure--quick because it's 90% Incoco nail appliques and 10% art added by me. This week fast is of the essence for me, so let's take a look!

This mani is made with two sets of Incoco nail appliques, both from their summer 2014 Metropolis collection. I love ever set in this collection--it has an urban feel, but not in a dark sort of way; the colors are bright and fun. It also makes me think of Frank Lloyd Wright, the sort of lines that you see in his buildings and decorative elements.

I have Backstage Beauty on three fingers, and Happy Hour on my accent nails (ring and thumb, thumb not shown, lol!). Happy Hour is a solid coral, and Backstage Beauty is a collage of fashion-themed words in a rainbow of coral, pink, red, orange and purple, over a white pearl base.

I left the Backstage Beauty nails as they were. On the Happy Hour nails, I saran-wrapped a few dabs of Julep Melissa, which is an opalescent pearl; this gave a pearlish background to the nail that matched the look of the others. Then I stamped the word 'Fashion' twice (in two fonts) over each nail, using Sally Hansen Red-io Active, and Pueen 50:

Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour
Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour

Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour
Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour

Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour
Incoco Backstage Beauty and Happy Hour

This is a great way to get double-duty out of your extra nail wraps. Say I had only two nail wraps that were either the right size or I could cut down to the right size from a previously used set. I can quickly use those extras to make accent nails, to give the manicure a little extra oomph. In this case I used the solid color for the accent nail because I wanted to do some nail art on them, but the reverse would have been very cute, too--all coral with either one or two accent nails in Backstage Beauty would have been cute, and a little more subtle, if you prefer that.

The point is--don't throw away those extra nail wraps! There are sooo many possibilities. :)

I hope you are having a great week now that your Monday is history! :)

M.

47 comments:

  1. ohhhh!! so fun and creative! I'm too lazy to ever do my nails! lol

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    1. Nail wraps are a really great way to do your nails quickly. Incoco's last a darn long time, too (no, they don't pay me to say that, lol!) :)

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  2. Absolutely lovely! I love that you mixed the pattern with your own art! <3

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  3. Now I just need to find the time to make this happen :)

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    1. Seriously, the nail wraps are easy easy. Generally you can do it in about 10-15 minutes (longer if it's your first time, but not much). No mess because they aren't wet, and they last in good condition for at least a week in my experience. Just skip the nail stamping I did on the accent nail, lol!

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  4. Your nails looks amazing, love that you mixed the patterns :-)

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  5. These are nice! I really like them.

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  6. beautiful patterns and beautiful post x

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  7. Tsk tsk, I'm disappointed ... no thumbnail shown! ;P

    But seriously, this is so cute. Love the positioning & overlapping of your stamped images.

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    1. ROFL!! That disclaimer was for you, hee hee!!! And thank you so much. :)

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  8. Pretty nails! This reminds me that I need to paint mine for the 4th of July ASAP!

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    1. I have to get with it, I still haven't planned my mani for the 4th yet--bad nail blogger!! :)

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  9. Wow! These are awesome and fun and so creative! Great job :)

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  10. these look great! i wonder how different they are from jamberry.

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    1. I haven't tried Jamberry yet, but going by the quality of their lacquer, I'm sure Jamberry are great. Of the wraps I have tried, I prefer Incoco, by far.

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  11. Nail Appliques don't like me! These look fabulous!

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    1. LOL! I don't believe it for a second. :P And thanks! :)

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  12. Beautiful! Great tip with the accent nails. :)

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  13. Wow, Love these! the design is great... I've never really liked nail wraps, I just think i need practice using properly.

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    1. I think the brand can make a difference, too. Incoco wraps are good to work with because you can reposition them as you're working, and they even stretch. :)

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  14. Love these designs! I need to get more creative with my own nails now!

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  15. Super cute! Love the nails :) I need to get more creative...I always stick to the same colors.


    MasKara & Crayons

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    1. Nothing wrong with knowing what works for you. But I admit, I need variety (I guess that's obvious, lol!)

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love this manicure!

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  17. This is crazy! I'm lucky if I don't get polish on my nailbeds

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    1. Me too. I've given up trying not to get polish everywhere--my trick is I use a nail art brush (you can use an old eyeliner brush) dipped in polish remover or acetone, run it around my cuticles where I had and oops (or fifty) and voila! Of course, with nail wraps, I avoid that problem completely, lol. :)

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  18. Too cool! Love the term {saran-wrapped} and will have to try it on my nails!

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    1. It's sooooo easy! Just take a small piece of saran-wrap, crumple it up, dip it in a dot of polish, and dab it on your nails. Give a lovely textured look, easy peasy!

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