Monday, October 03, 2011

Aztec tips and a comparison

Left Orly Lucky Duck, right OPI Jade Is The New Black
(Completely on the left is Konad Solid Pop Green)

Hello everyone :) Last week I attempted my first aztec nails, or should I say pixel nails? The nice green you see is Orly Lucky Duck, it had an amazing formula, a bit in between a jelly and a creme, which made it very easy to apply. So you'll end up with a glossy and opaque finish after two coats. On the swatches of it online, it looked more turquoise, that's why I loved it so, but in real life it leans a lot more towards green. Still very pretty, though I don't think I needed it, since I now find it very similar to a polish I already had: OPI's Jade Is The New Black. They're not dupes, JITNB is a bit dustier than Lucky Duck as you can see, but still I think they're so similar, that you probably won't need both. They both have a great formula and cover in two coats, also the drying time of the two polishes is pretty good, so the big difference must be in the brush/cap (or price). I like both the rubberized cap of Orly and OPI's Pro Wide Brush, but you might not agree with me ;)

About the nail art, I used tape strips to make the aztec pattern, what else, right? ;) The white is Essence Stamp Me! White and the red is OPI's Big Apple Red. Yes, it took me forever to make, haha, but I'm quite patient when it comes to nail art, so I'd do it all again in a heartbeat. Though using it as an accent nail would be a nice compromise, like the polished perfectionist AmyGrace did here. Accent nail FTW, right! She's awesome. And that's it for this post, good night!

26 comments:

  1. So seriously jealous of this. :D

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  2. Wow! This is awesome, YOU are awesome, love it!

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  3. How fun! Now I want to re-do my nails!

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  4. Very cool! I Never seen anything like this!

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  5. Gosh! This looks so cool! You won't believe how many of your nail pics I have in my "inspirational folder". Lol!

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  6. This looks great! And now you've made me lem JITNB again, good job! ;)

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  7. I love this design! The colors are great

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  8. *blushes* Thank you so much for the compliment, you're sweet. ^^ Lóve the pixel nails, I'm awed by your patience and skills!

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  9. it totally looks more like pixels than Aztec to me, but I like that even more. I want to try something like this. sheesh you have the best tape designs

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  10. I like the design a lot, but not the color scheme so much. I think it would look awesome with black, white and red, or maybe silver.

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  11. What a fab idea! xx

    Ps, I'm doing a little beauty giveaway on my blog, load of nail polish! You should enter! xx
    http://www.thelondoner.me/2011/10/100-beauty-giveaway.html

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  12. I like this design! And thanks a lot for the comparison! I am glad I didn't buy Lucky Duck the other day as I already have JITNB - they're just too similar to have them both.

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  13. Wow this is great! you must have a lot of patience.

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  14. AWESOME!!! Such a gorgeous design! And so beautifully executed! LOVE!!! <3

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  15. I wish I had your patience! So pretty!!

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  16. Cool design, but I have no patience to wait for things to dry long enough for it to be safe to use tape on my manicures...Who has the time??? I do my nails late at night, after the kids are asleep, and by then it's dark, I'm tired, and there's not that much time before I have to go to bed. Way to go, you, though! :-)

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  17. Oh I love this! You are so creative :)

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