Monday, February 06, 2012

Freehand '80s


Hi everybody! This is the nail art I made with H&M's Navy Cosmos as my base color. I was just playing around with my favorite nail art striper China Glaze Ink, looking for an easy freehand design. You all know I can't live without my precious tape when it comes to nail art, but let's face it, using tape can be quite time-consuming! So (easy) freehand designs are a nice alternative every now and then. :-) For this pattern that looks kind of '80s to me, I started drawing the zigzags on each nail. After I'd finished there was still something missing, so I used a dotting tool to fill in the empty spaces with big dots. I thought it turned out pretty cute in the end, but the best part was that the whole job was such a piece of cake. ^^ I used Essence Matt top coat for that ultimate matte finish, but below you can also see the glossy version that I just had to share with you. :) Hope you guys like it!

59 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this!! Such a fun mani!

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  2. I love all your designs!
    You never dissapoint us!
    Congrats!!!!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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  3. This is fun! Once more, great job Jane!

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  4. This is so cool, mattified it looks like Sharpie on your nails!

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  5. this is sick!! I'm so gonna try this!

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  6. Hi Jane,

    I love this freehand design and your blog! It's one of my favourite nailart blogs I've found. Your tutorials are always so easy to follow! I tried 'Vintage Clouds' the other day too :)

    Gratitude,
    B
    x

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  7. I love this!..now this is simple enuf 4 me to try on my lil nubs

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  8. Nossa lindo, mas gostei dele fosco, diferente!

    Bjos
    Belinha
    www.colorindosuasunhas.blogspot.com

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  9. ACCCK I love this! I wanna do this RIGHT NOW!!!

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  10. I am totally loving this! Super cute!

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  11. Looks so cool! Simple and so awesome. Love it!

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  12. Love this, the matte finish really sets it off!!

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  13. I love this! I've never heard of that striping polish before. It's looks hot! And I love the matte polish underneath.

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  14. Your manicures are always PERFECT! Even if I can't recreate them, I love just looking at them!

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  15. Sooooooooooooo cool!!! LOVE this so much! <3

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  16. I LOVE this look! The matte coat really pulls it all together. I'll definitely have to give this a try. ^_^

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  17. I think it's an interesting idea of the mani. I like it :)

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  18. Perfect manicure and nail art xx

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  19. You're so good at free handed designs!:)

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  20. This is awesome! It looks like a funky tiger design :)

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  21. wow these are gorgeous!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

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  22. And just joined Bloglovin' and I'm following you there, too! :o)

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  23. Ziet er super leuk uit! Zowel mat als glimmend eigenlijk, like!

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  24. I love this mattified!!! I used to do zigzag designs a couple of years ago, but have not tried it with a matte top coat! I must! This turned out great! <3

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  25. Love this! Both matte and glossy is gorge xx

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  26. I was looking for an simple design and this is just perfect!

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  27. This is so simple yet so pretty!

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  28. China Glaze do stripers?? Must google! I tried your cloud design to make my black lace mani this week, so easy to do but no-one who's seen them believes it is that easy! x

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  29. I love the matte version!
    I tagged you on my nail polish tag on my blog.
    Check it out :)

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  30. You have such an amazing blog xx wow xx
    Wanted to invite you to join my Mac giveaway xx if you could check it out that would be fab xx hope to see you at my blog soon xx

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  31. I don't even have words for how much I love these! They're so bold :D

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  32. Cool! I love the matte version, it looks more like a sharpie that way :)

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  33. This is so cool and I love the matte finish too. Very original but simple.

    www.wonderlust.blogspot.com

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  34. i LOVE this nail art so much!!!! Part of whose name above to see Matt. Of what this company?

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