Showing posts with label pond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pond. Show all posts

Thanksgiving day - falling leaves nail art

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I am thankful for so many things - family, friends, my career, and you... Without you, this blog wouldn't exist. But enough rambling...

Before I go to visit family and stuff myself with some amazing food, I want to share some fun nail art with you.

I wanted to do some fall nail art for Thanksgiving. I didn't want to do the typical turkey. So a friend, Ashley over at Ashley is Polish Addicted suggested a leaf pond mani. A pond mani is when you use jelly, or tinted polishes and paint the designs between the layers. When you do this, it looks like the layers in a pond - everything is floating at different levels.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

I started off with a coat of Strawberry Wine from Colors by llarowe. When you use this polish make sure to use two coats of base coat to minimize staining.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

Then I used a coat of Esmaltes Da Kelly Yellow from the Soap Bubbles collection. I used varying shades of brown and gold acrylic paints for the leaves. Then I did this several more times. Occasionally I would use the Esmaltes Da Kelly Red or Orange tinted polish. I did this four times total and then topped it off with a coat of HK Girl top coat.


Fall nail art - falling leaves


I like how it turned out. It has a lot of depth and the colors combined into a rich golden orange shade. It looks like the leaves are suspended in a rich amber.


Fall nail art - falling leaves

What's on your nails for Thanksgiving?

I purchased these polishes from Llarowe.com. All opinions are my own.

Pond nail art that's... well... a pond!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nothing to disclose


I recently started using the "pond" method for some nail art. Pond nail art is when you use jelly polishes and layer art between the layers - several layers. It is similar to a jelly sandwich. Previous to this mani, I just painted flowers between the layers.

This one is a bit different. I decided to create an actual pond "pond" mani. It's complete with Koi fish, lily pads and a couple of lilies! I really enjoyed creating it and love the way it turned out.

Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
I used a murky green jelly polish (Liquidus Peridot) for the base color. Then I used acrylic paint for the Koi fish. I added another layer of jelly polish, and then painted a lily pad. I repeated the process a few times with the jelly polish and lily pads. Then I used acrylic paint and created the lilies and buds on top of the last coat of jelly polish. I love the depth of this. It really does appear that the fish are below murky water.

Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
What would you create using this nail art method?

This polish was previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

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