Saturday, September 10, 2011

Abstract stripes


Hello guys! For this post I have some freehand to share with you. I just got my new set of striper brushes and couldn't wait to try them out. First I applied Orly Pure Porcelain (the pink-ish off-white) as base color and then I used the brushes to add the rest of the colors, which were OPI Dim Sum Plum and China Glaze For Audrey. The 'black' you see is actually a very dark blue, China Glaze Ink, which comes in a bottle that already has a striper brush. The result looked alright, it just didn't really feel like 'me' :P Do you know that feeling? But it was fun to wear something different than I'm used to for once. What are your thoughts on this look?

55 comments:

  1. Awesome! I really like this colour combo and how these turned out!!!
    For Audrey is one of my favourite shades :)

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  2. I really like the colours together. Fun and bright!

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  3. I love it! But I would only use it as an accent nail, there is a bit too much going on with all of them like this, but I love the colours together!

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  4. I like the color combo and the stripes, good on you for going outside your comfort zone! (I should do that more often myself!)

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  5. ooh colours are fabulous together!:)

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  6. This is so cute! Love the color combination.

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  7. I love this! I would wear this and enjoy it!

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  8. I think it looks great Jane and stripes actually suit you a lot :)

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  9. omg i love it! love the color combination. Perfect mani for daily life :)
    (lalaninrenkleri.blogspot.com)

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  10. I really like the color combination!

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  11. What a gorgeous combo. It looks like a wallpaper or fabric, lol.

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  12. Very simple, but cute! I love the color combo!

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  13. I love how each nail is unique and no two stripes are the same. so cool!

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  14. I too love these! I have passed on Dim Sum because it's like the pink baby sister of my I Ate Berries in The Canneries. Not enough different - so I am going to try mine with that vs. Dim Sum. Watch...now next time I am at the beauty supply I am going to grab Dim Sum Plum!!!

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  15. That's really cute! I love stripes in general, and I think the colors complement each other very nicely.

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  16. I absolutely love it! That color combo totally would work for me, but you could also mix up the colors for other seasons (browns/green/rust for fall, etc)

    Nice job! I just ordered some art brushes, can't wait to try them out, you inspire me to greatness ;)

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  17. I love those nails! The colours are beautiful.

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  18. WOW! Want to see more like this!

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  19. wow so cool!! reminds me of the circus!!

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  20. I love this! Your colour combination is spot on and the overall effect is just amazing. I think this is a great look!

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  21. So beautful. I love your blog. Your nails are always so nice (:

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  22. Wow, those are pretty accurate freehand lines! Wish I had the skills to do it. And the color combination is nice, too!

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  23. I love it! the stripes and the colours. I´m impressed with how you got the lines so straight

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  24. you are so good at this! loving the stripes! I'm useless with my own nails xx

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  25. absoluletly great!1 looks ver neat and nice

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  26. Love the colors you chose! Beautiful work! =)

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  27. my thoughts are, this is stinkin' gorgeous and i want to recreate it today for my stripes mani for my 31 day challenge!!

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  28. Thanks so much everyone for your opinions and compliments, they mean a lot to me :)

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  29. I LOVE THIS! One of my favs, have to give it a go! :)

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  30. I absolutely love the design and colors! What nail stripe brushes do you use? Can I find them on Amazon?

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  31. @Wardrobes: Thank you :) I bought my brushes from Ebay and they look like this:

    http://www.nailproinc.com/ekmps/shops/nailproinc/images/vrush-3-piece-brush-set-1712-p.jpg

    They're very cheap but work great and I've seen it listed many times by different sellers.

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  32. Just came across your blog and love this manicure. Impressive free-hand striping! Colour combo is awesome!

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  33. I love this! It reminds me of wallpaper for some reason :)

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  34. I could wear dis anyday anytime n alday long ! ;)

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  35. how do you clean the striper brush i just got the orly striper brush and haven't used it yet but i was wondering

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    1. Hi there! I clean the brush by soaking it in nail polish remover for a few seconds and then I gently dab it on a cotton pad. If needed I'll repeat this till it's completely clean.

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