Monday, 11 June 2012

Challenge Week 37: Delicate Print :)

Once again I cannot believe how far in the 52 week challenge I am- there's only about 15 weeks left (which somehow doesn't sound like that long anymore...) and this weeks theme is 'Delicate Print'- to me this means lace, and simple colours.

It was almost inevitable that I'd stamp this week, my nail art skills are not good enough to freehand lace patterns at all (though perhaps when my new nail art pens arrive...) and after much indecision, I picked out the small stamp of a strip of lace (the outer one) from the Konad m57 plate.

I went for a simple nude shade (though I was so so tempted to use one of my new swap polishes, they're calling out to me!)- aptly named So Simple from No7 (yay for £5 off vouchers!) then stamped along the outside edge of each nail, giving a kind of lace border effect. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I really really love it- simple and pretty :)









I considered stamping with another colour, but I couldn't decide what might look nice with the beigey nude of So Simple, so I went for the old faithful e.l.f. Black :) I also used my bargainous Essie basecoat, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out for me (but so far, so good- it gave my polish a nice smooth base).


e.l.f. Black, No7 So Simple


It's been FAR too long since my nails were painted (they have been naked for over a week, it felt SO odd) as I've been trying hard to get them a little healthier after their ordeal over camp, but now I'm so happy to have them pretty and painted again :)


When was the last time your nails were naked? Does it feel really weird to you too? (or is it just me!)



                                                                                         
                                                                                                 xGretalRabbitx

4 comments:

  1. Ohh I love the lace! I don't own any stamping stuffs yet, but you make it look so effortless!

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    1. Thank you :) You should get some, it makes it so easy to do awesome (complicated looking) nail art!!! Aww thanks, but it did take me a lot of practise (and they're stil not perfect- though I'm not sure it's showing up in the pictures) :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. !!! This is SO beautiful!! :O

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    1. Aww thank you! :) (unfortunately it's chipped a LOT today, good excuse to repaint though)
      xGretalRabbitx

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