Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art Deco chevrons


Hello guys! First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday in my last post, it was very nice to hear, but I just celebrated my birthday last month, haha. The birthday nails were specially made for a reader who requested a birthday mani for her own special day ;-) So no birthday presents to share with you, but I do have these elegant chevrons in Art Deco style. The pictured bottle of polish, which I used as my base color, is M91 from a new cosmetics brand called Make-Up Studio. They carry a huge, colorful collection of eye-shadows, lipsticks, blushes, brushes, fake lashes etc. and... nail polish :) They just opened a brand new store in our local shopping mall, so last week I went for a look and M91 was one of the products I came home with. It's a dusty green creme which is close to Mint in Wikipedia's List Of Colors. The formula was pretty nice but the best thing is it covers in one coat ^^ I own quite a few dusty, grey-ish greens/mints, but none of those is similar to M91. So I'm happy to have yet another one in my stash! It's a shame though, that Make-Up Studio didn't give their polishes a real name, instead of just a number. They've got quite a few unique babies in their collection that truly deserve more identity. I admit they do cost a lot (12.90 for 12ml/0.41fl.oz.) but as I said, some are really unique and worth the money, if you want to spoil yourself :) Anyhow, the day after I added the first chevrons with tape, using China Glaze's Jitterbug. The little chevrons at the tips were made with China Glaze Ink. It's a striper polish with a perfect covering formula, the thin brush is perfect for making stripes but also for freehanding, like I did here. It came in really handy, because I felt way too lazy to wait for another coat of polish to dry, like I would've if I used tape again. Finally a layer of Essence Matt top coat and tada! Thanks for reading :)

40 comments:

  1. This came out great! I really love the colors you used for it, especially Jitterbug. It really adds something special to it.

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  2. Gorgeous colour combo! I love all the dusty colours coming out lately. :)

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  3. Really love this colour combo, great mani!

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  4. Your Desings are adorable love this blog!

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  5. I love this! I will need to try it out!

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  6. Please do a tutorial on cutting tape- A video?!?!?!?

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  7. Wow! Your precision leaves me with so much to aspire to! Love the colours also!

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  8. holy cow, the color choice is spectacular! I always make my points too...pointy but these are perfect!

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  9. This is really cool! Colors are awesome (:

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  10. *like* Oh wait, there's no like button here, darn it!

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  11. This is such an interesting colour :-) Love the mani. You are truely the tape mani queen :-)

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  12. Classic colour combination and I really love the deco design. Your posts inspire me to try nail art :)

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  13. You have outdone yourself this time. This color combo is just gorgeous!!

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  14. Love the color combo! And I never would have realized you didn't use tape for the bottom triangles.

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  15. Oh my, I really love the colours, combo is amazing!

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  16. This looks awesome, I like your creativity!

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  17. beautiful color combination...and of course lovely mani like allways.. :) <3

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  18. AWESOME. Do you have a tutorial for this one? And can you make a tutorial for checkered nails? :)

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  19. Gotta say, I just found your blog through a guest post on Oooh, Shinies! and I love your nail art! :D

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  20. Love it! - everything looks so sleek and clean! And I am digging the mint color :)

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  21. Very, very cool. Makes me feel silly about using clear nail polish most of the time when I really could have so much fun!

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  22. You have such an eye for combining colors! I love it :)

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  23. Thank you so much for the amazing comments everyone!! ^^

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  24. I love this color combination!

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  25. Hi! I have a question: how do you prevent your layers from getting too thick? I feel that every time I work with tape my polish gets super thick and it just looks so amateur!!! What do you suggest?

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  26. @Unknown: I always apply the layering colors with the thinnest but opaque coat possible and use one- or two coaters for it for the opacity. One-coaters are great for tape manis but two-coaters will work too. Because you've already applied a base color, most polishes that usually take two coats to cover now will do with one.

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  27. I love the teal color and trying to find it online. Do you happen to know there website?
    I would like to order it. thanks

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  28. They're new, so I don't know a lot about the brand, but this is their website:
    http://www.make-upstudio.nl/index.php?id=1

    Here you can see where to buy them (in Europe only):
    http://www.make-upstudio.nl/pagesubmenu.php?id=295

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  29. You inspired me, and I am wearing almost the same nails right now! Love it!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150817086875757&set=a.10150331319335757.402984.709115756&type=1&theater

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