Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Funky Fingers ~ Chesire


Funky Fingers ~ Chesire
Creamy semi-matte purple

In my ‘100 followers giveaway’, some of you requested more hand painted nail art. I have to say that I can’t draw to save my life, but I want you to know that I do listen to your ideas and what you say about things you’d like to see. Perhaps you’ll regret that you even asked; who knows? :D

Anyway – I started out with two coats of Chesire, a blue-based purple, that surprisingly enough dried up semi matte. The formula is nice to work with, and that makes up for the brush being a bit too narrow for my likings.

Here is that step. There’s no top coat on the polish just yet – because we have plans for this polish, right?


On to the next step – adding some bling. I chose RL’s “Lilac Glam” from their Glam Rock series. It’s a pinkish purple glitter that spreads out perfectly and easily on the nail. It smells kind of weird, like glue or something, but I don’t mind that very much.

Here’s what that looks like. The glitter photographs more pink than it actually is. It’s definitely more purple than pink!


So far so good – no disasters yet. But wait, there’s more!

I saw a tutorial a while ago, where a girl made flowers on her nails. She painted one dot (the centre of the flower) and then five equally big dots around it, and then she had the most beautiful and well shaped flowers ever. And it looked so darn easy. Anybody could do that, right?

Anybody but me, that is.

I chose Essence Colour & Go “Passion for fashion” for the flowers, and Nfu Oh’s holographic silver 61 for the middle dot. And here’s where it all went wrong.

I’ll let the picture do the talking. The mani is shown with a layer of Seche Vite top coat:


And here are the polishes I used:


I’m not sure I’ll do another hand painted flower mani again.
Please be gentle when you comment! :D


Funky Fingers ~ Chesire
Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 6/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes

25 comments:

  1. Chesire looks very pretty. Love the layering with Lilac Glam and the flowers you did look very cute :) I think you should do more hand painted flower manis, because practise makes perfect ;)

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    1. Haha, more of it!? You're kidding, right?! :D
      OK, I'll give it one more go then, but don't say I didn't warn you :)

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  2. I love Chesire, it's gorgeous! And I agree with Miss L, practice makes perfect at some point :)
    I might suggest that you had made the center a bit smaller...

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    1. Yeah, I know practice makes perfect. I'm just not the most patient person in the world :D
      Thanks for the suggestion, it's a good point, I'll keep that in mind :)

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  3. As a purple lover I am in love with Chesire and also the glitters, and I am pretty sure I am going to buy that essnce color as it is the only available color here from the ones you used.
    And I really like the cute flowers you did. Great job :)

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    1. The Essence is gorgeous on its own. I blogged about it here: http://rainbowifyme.blogspot.dk/2012/03/essence-colour-go-passion-for-fashion.html
      And awh, thanks, I appreciate the kind words, really!!! :)

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    2. Oh, I checked the essence and I totally need it :)

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  4. Synes altså de er søde! Hvis jeg skulle give et tip til næste gang, skulle det være lidt variation i størrelsen :)

    KH

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    1. Tak! :) Det er en god idé. Måske skulle jeg alligevel prøve en gang mere så :)

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  5. I was expecting something really bad from the way you were talking but it turned out so well! It's really adorable. I really like the glitter layer as it makes it stand out a lot more. Great job!

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    1. You really think so? Awh.. thank you so much. I actually quite like the layering. :)

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  6. I think your flowers looks pretty!

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    1. Ooh... thank you, I appreciate that! :)

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  7. Gorgeous colours. And, don't be so down about your flowers! Even if they aren't perfect, they still look damn cute.

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    1. I can hear that I'm my own worst critic! Thank you so much for the kind words :)

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  8. this is gorgeous! i love the glitter and i love funky fingers! :)

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    1. Thank you. I was so pleased to get my hands on both those polishes :)

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  9. Sweetie, you are being much too hard on yourself. Those flowers are beautiful! They remind me of Andy Warhol or even Picasso. Actually they look like creations from the 1960's (which of course you are way to young to remember). I really, really like them. BTW, would you know if Funky Fingers is cruelty-free, and 3-free? I' sooo tempted by your mani, I just might try something myself. Thanks!

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    1. Awh... :") Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!!! <3
      Funky Fingers polishes are 3-free, but I don't know if they're cruelty free. I do know that the price is good on them - usually 3 bottles for $5! I so want to try and live abroad for just a while! :)

      A funny thing is, that it says on the bottle: "Keep away from cuticles". Hahaha! :D

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    2. Huh? Keep away from cuticles? That's a new one on me!! ^^

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    3. I must admit that it surprised me too! :D

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  10. I was too distracted by the pretty purple glitter to notice any problems with your flowers. :)

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    1. Thank you. There's one more reason to love glitter! :)

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    1. I'm really surprised over how many actually liking this mani. Perhaps I am being too hard on myself after all. Thanks a lot! :)

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