Friday, November 20, 2009

Animals on Blue

Basecoat: e.l.f nail polish (Dark Navy)
Line designs: Konad special nail polish (Midnight Blue)
Animals: Konad special nail polish (Light Blue)

This is my first design I've done using different shades of one color. (Amazing how black the dark navy looks on my nails, huh?) This one would be toward the bottom of the list if I ranked all the designs I've done. I was disappointed with how dark the basecoat turned out. (Look how pretty it is on e.l.f.'s website!) The line designs didn't show up as well as I'd hoped either. I wonder if the problem is all in the design composition, the colors, or if it's a combination of both. I might try something like this again with different colors. I'd definitely at least like to try the animals again. They're so cute!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stars on Pink with Silver Ribbons and Pearls

Basecoat: e.l.f nail polish (Berry Pink)
Ribbons and Pearls: Konad special nail polish (Silver)
Stars: Konad special nail polish (Midnight Blue)

I am really impressed with this design. It's also a favorite, though in a different way Gold Roses on Burgundy was. I can't really explain it! If I could categorize the styles, I'd say this is my favorite in this style, while the other is my favorite in that style.

I didn't realize this when I picked silver as my second color, but the berry pink has a silver cast.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gold Roses on Burgundy

Basecoat: e.l.f. nail polish (Burgundy)
Design: Konad special nail polish (Gold)

This design is much more subtle than anything I've done before, but I love it! I think it is my favorite so far! It reminds me of really fancy curtains. (That almost doesn't sound like a nice thing to say about a nail polish design.)

I had a hard time getting a picture of the design, so here are pictures of the components.

Bonus seal!

As you can see from e.l.f.'s product photo, the burgundy has a gold cast, so I thought the basecoat and designs would go well together.

Plate m65 with the rose design I used