Friday, April 08, 2011

Kiwi pattern


Hi dear readers! Such a lovely, sunny day calls for a suiting mani, so for today a kiwi pattern! Why not?
I had this desire to do a fruity design, but I wanted to use a fruit which was less likely to be picked. So no strawberries, no watermelons but an ode to the kiwi!
This pattern is freehanded with a new set of nailart brushes that I bought from Born Pretty, before I only had my one little paintbrush, so I'm happy to have more sizes to pick from now. I started with two coats of Essence Check Me Out (the bright green one), which is discontinued by now but I guess you can use any vivid, grass-green. Then I picked Sir! Yes, Sir! from Catrice's new collection to draw the round kiwi-shapes and filled in the spaces in between. After that I applied little blobs with China Glaze Lemon Fizz for the centers and black, teardrop-shaped seeds around them. Finally I outlined the fruits once more with black and I was done... Okay, I have to admit that was a lot of work, but don't they look delicious?! Haha. And if I'm feeling lazy I'll just cut it down to an accent nail :) Enjoy your day!



21 comments:

  1. This is absolutely cute. I'd wear it (:

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  2. so cute!! perfect for spring :)

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  3. Oh how lovely! A nice, different fruit design..

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  4. i absolutely love this, i would definitely wear it - your blog is so great i cant wait to see every manicure! keep them coming!

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  5. A Kiwi mani, lol? Can one get any more summery?

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  6. so cute! the colors are perfect.

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  7. It looks so cute! I wish I was that good at freehand nail art.

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  8. I like this! I've never seen a kiwi mani (:

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  9. Awww kiwis!!! *nibbles on your nails*

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  10. I love this! I've seen a kiwi manicure before, but i like how yours is so funky and graphic!

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  11. The freehand is great on this, love me some kiwi!

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  12. GET OUT this is amazing!!! Nicely done!

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  13. just woooooooooooooooow! love this lady!

    /Hugs

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  14. Very cute! I had to laugh when I saw this, because yesterday I made a franken that I named Kiwi - it's green with black glitter. :)

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  15. Love the kiwis--such a happy manicure.

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