Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial


Summer Challenge Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

This is one of the challenges I’ve been looking forward to! I love tutorials! And especially the ones that state “It’s super easy”. I found a great one on YouTube, and let me show you the result I got out of it first: 


Neat, eh?

And here’s the tutorial I made it after. 


It reminds me a bit of retro wall paper, I think it’s really cool. I’m definitely going to try it out with different colours!

Here’s the colours I used. For the base I used two coats of Sephora’s “Summer in Bangkok”. It’s a turquoise/green shimmer polish, that’s got such a great formula. It’s easy to apply and almost opaque in one coat. Here is a pic of two coats, no top coat. 


Then I applied a bit of glitter. I used Funky Finger’s “Tinsel Town”, which is a green base with green and holographic glitters. The base is relatively dark, so my guess is that it can be used on its own, and that it would probably take 3 coats to make it opaque. But here’s a pic of that step. One coat of Tinsel Town over the Sephora. 


After that I added the stripes, black and white alternately. I used Claire’s “Two way nail art pen & brush” in black and white for that step. I didn’t take a pic after that step – it’s all in the YouTube tutorial after all :D
 
And then it was time for some dotting. I used Flormar 400, which is a plain white crème, and Flormar NA12, which is a black striper. I used a double sided dotting tool.


I must admit that I’m more than pleased with how this mani turned out. I know that my hand isn’t as steady as in the tutorial, but hey, practice makes perfect, right?

 
Which colours would be cool to make this pattern with? Like, Turquoise, purple and silver? Suggestions are more than welcome! <3

There are other Danish girls who also did a “inspired by a tutorial” mani today. I’m curious about which tutorials they followed, so why don’t we check their blogs out?

Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – that’s going to be the last challenge, and I’m going to recreate my favourite challenge. Can you guess which one it was?

22 comments:

  1. A manicure with dots can never go wrong :) Looking really good.

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    1. Thank you so much, I agree about the dots - I love them!

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  2. It looks great, well made - and I LOOOOVVVEEE the shape of the Funky Fingers bottle LOL

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    1. Thank you so much :) I love Funky Fingers polishes too, but it *can* be a challenge to get a decent hand pose with the shaped bottle LOL

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  3. I love nails with dots, and this looks very pretty. Great tutorial!
    I made for my blog a Facebook page, if you like, you can look up for it: https://www.facebook.com/andicolouryourlife

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    1. Thank you so much. I was happy to find this tutorial, because I will try this again!

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  4. DUDE!!!! THis is freakin awesome!!! I need to try this out! AM so doing this

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to see your version!!!

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  5. This turned out great! I love that base color you used, as well as the pattern. Very fun and retro. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Retro is the word I was looking for, thanks! :)

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  6. You did so awesome! Looks great!

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  7. This looks awesome, great manicure! And I'm sorry I was gone for a while, I was so busy... :( But all your manicures look great, even if I don't comment on each and every one. ;)

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    1. Don't be sorry, I know you're a busy girl! And thanks for the kind words. Speak soon! <3

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    1. Oh thanks. I need to try this again soon :)

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