Friday, October 9, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Teal

      Today is the start of a 52-week nail art challenge put together by the Crumpet. Now I know what you might be thinking.... but Katie, you're not posting very much lately. How the heck are you going to pull off a 52-week challenge? Want to know the secret? I only have to post every other week. That gives me two weeks to get a mani painted and a post done, and that should help get my mojo back. 

     The first prompt I am doing is teal. Now all the other ladies will be doing teal manicures also but the catch is we each have a different pattern. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, but first, let's get to my manicure.

     For the teal color, I went with Maybelline Antique Teal from the Vintage Leather Collection. A matte finish dark teal with scattered flakies. The application was a little tricky when doing multiple strokes on one nail. The flakes wanted to drag and cause streaks. I had no issues with dragging when only doing 3 strokes per nail. You might notice that the flakies are highly visible in the bottle but on the nail, they tend to disappear. 

     However, it works great for stamping! I used 2 images from Bundle Monster plate BM-11 to create this look. A positive and negative of the same image so to speak. For my white polish, I used Sinful Colors Snow me White.

     I really like how this turned out, with the stripe of image going down the center of my nail instead of a full coverage. How do you feel about using both the positive and negative sides of an image in a manicure? Or didn't you notice that until I pointed it out? Let me know in the comments and then check out the other amazing manicures. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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