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Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Renewal Nail Art Challenge Day 2: Pastels



     It's day 2 of the Spring Renewal Nail Art Challenge and today's theme is Pastels. I actually had a hard time coming up with what I wanted to do for today. Every time I decided on an idea I second guessed myself and changed my mind. I wanted to do something very different from what I usually do. Of course a gradient was the first thing that popped into my mind, and that would have been really pretty. But let's face it, I do a LOT of gradients. Leopard print, random dots, stripes, and some stamping all crossed my mind. I finally decided on the Sugar Spun technique.

     I've wanted to try one of these manicures for some time but have held off because of the mess it can make. But challenges are for pushing yourself to try something new so I jumped in head first. I started with another skittles manicure as my base using all Sinful Colors polishes. Tidal Wave (blue) Song of Summer (green) Unicorn (yellow) and Sweet Tooth (purple).


     I was having a hard time getting the nail polish to be stringy so I could wrap it around my finger so I ended up just dragging big drops across my nails with a dotting tool. Not the true way to do a sugar spun manicure I know but I got very similar results with much less mess. Hooray for small miracles right!


     Finally I have a manicure to share in a challenge that I actually really like the final results. Usually I so busy rushing to get it done that I end up with a creation that I'm almost a little embarrassed to share. Not this time!!! I ended up wearing this for the entire day yesterday because I liked it so much and didn't want to take it off right away. Yep that means I walked around with 4 fingers painted and the rest naked. That's starting to be a trend with us nail bloggers right?

     Well as much as I'd like you to sit here and look at my manicure all day long I really should share with you what everyone else came up with for day 2. Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check back tomorrow for Spring Flowers Day. Happy Polishing!





12 comments :

  1. You did good at the sugar spun design. I have a hard time making the polish stringy enough to make skinny small sugar spun lines too.

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    1. Glad to hear Im not the only one with this problem. I think I did a decent success for my first attempt. I'll probably watch a few more videos on it and try again in a few months. I liked how this technique looked before I tried it but now I love it and really want to get it right!

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  2. I've never tried the sugar spun technique before because of the advertised mess but I may have to now. Love your colour choices! Somehow it reminds me of ice cream :)

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    1. OHhhh I didnt see ice cram before but now that you mention it I totally do! Especially with the white looking so fluffy, reminds me of whip cream. All thats missing is the cherry on top =)

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  3. Cute! I really like it. This is a technique I still haven't tried yet, but I always love the way it looks. :)

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    1. Thanks =) It was pretty quick and easy the way I did it. I had my base painted the night before so the "art" only took about 3 minutes total. Becasue I didnt wrap the polish around my finger I was able to control how close it got to the edges and that helped keep the mess to a minimum.

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  4. I've had a hard time with sugar spun too, but you've given me inspiration to give it another shot! :D I really love the colors you've used too, they are perfect together.

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    1. Yay I love it when I can inspire people. It doesnt happen very often. Thanks =)

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  5. Never tryed this technique but I love this nail art!

    Xx julia

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    1. Thank you Julia! I had fun with this one. I think it might be my favorite manicure from a challenge so far.

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  6. I haven't tried this technique either since it looks so difficult and like such a mess X.X I'll just keep letting brave souls like you try it out while I appreciate the results <3

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    1. Awe I dont think Ive ever been called a brave soul before, thank you. The way I did it actually had very litle mess. In fact I didnt do any clean up before taking pictures of this manicure. I'm already thinking about what color combinations I want to try next. =)

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