Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Butterfly wings

Here is a bit of sponged and stamped nail art.  I created the sponged design using three of the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine polishes and China Glaze Want My Bawdy.  Rather than creating a gradient down the nail, I created a four way quadrant sponged design.  I like how this gave the wings a different look compared to a normal gradient.

The stamping plate that I used was the Vivid Lacquer plate VL004, but I believe this image is available on other brand plates too.  I also used my new sticker XL stamper that I got from Messy Mansion.  I'm going to have to a bit of a tutorial on it, because it's totally changed the way I stamp.  I'm finally able to stamp designs on my nail lined up correctly, and its all because of that extra squishy, sticky stamper.






This was such a beautiful mani and I received so many comments about it.  People thought I painted the black wing lines free hand, and they also had no idea how I got the multicoloured background!

I've been really lemming the two Chanel shades Azure and Bel-Argus.  I would have loved to create this butterfly wing mani using polishes from the L'Ete Papillon de Chanel (The Summer Butterfly) collection, but I don't think my budget can stretch to those two polishes and will just have to make do with these Sally Hansens and the China Glaze Bohemians.

17 comments:

  1. Oh dear, that's amazingly beautiful. No wonder you received compliments! :)

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  2. That really is a lovely style of doing a gradient!

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  3. Ooooh Pretty! I love this. Okay so I had to pin this so I could do it later. I have several of those Lustre Shine polishes and never use them. I don't like a plain single polish mani and this is the perfect way to use them all! I am going to check out that squishy stamper and I forgot Messy Mansion had some cute stamping plates I wanted too.

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  4. Beautiful! You really do need Bel-Argus! It's pricy, but worth it. I felt the same way, but am glad I broke down. It's beautiful! Azure lemming was satisfied by other blue/green duos, as it was not unique, as is B-A.

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  5. wow!!! this looks absolutely stunning! :)

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  6. That looks so cool! The colours are gorgeous and perfect for butterfly wings; I'll have to try it out. =)

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  7. What a gorgeous design! I may have to invest in that stamper - it sounds like it could be the answer to all my stamping fails!

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  8. A four-way gradient--genius!
    I have that VL stamping plate... I think I am about one day away from giving up stamping forever though. I am jealous of your stamping skills :-)

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  9. What a lovely manicure <3

    I'm not a nailartist, but you can see the comparison between Sally Hansen Lustre Shines and Chanel on my blog here :-)
    http://pudderdaaserne.dk/2013/06/13/chanel-taboo-azure-og-bel-argus/
    It is in Danish, but you can still see, that you do not have to regret not buying Chanel ;-)

    Best Wishes
    Helene

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  10. Perfect! Only thing I would have done differently, is adding white to the open dots.

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