Monday, June 29, 2015

#WNAC2015 - June / Patterns: Roundup

Monday, June 29, 2015
Hello everyone!

I can't believe June is almost over already, crazy!  Since it's the end of the month however, I have my nail art roundup to share with you from our #WNAC2015 (Weekly Nail Art Challenge). :)

The overall theme for the month was "Patterns", so we had to incorporate a different pattern into the prompts each week, which was quite fun.  I think you all know I love my patterns, and I was definitely in a floral mood!

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First up we had a "coral" prompt.  I had just received a lovely new collection of colors from Cult Cosmetics, and they were giving me a nautical vibe, so that's what I went with.  I started with an off-white base, paired with the lovely coral (which really is the perfect coral), and then added a bit of blue chrome.  I loved the combination.

Polishes used: Cult Cosmetics Seal Beach (base), Cult Cosmetics Newport Beach (coral), and Cult Cosmetics Silver Lake (blue chrome).  Tools: 18/0 Spotter by Artist's Loft & 10/0 Script by Artist's Loft (Michael's)

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Next, we had to create "holo" themed nails.  One of my best friends Tracey (from Missbellatracey) and I decided to create another #bestietwinnails.  It always takes us forever to come up with an idea, but we usually end up with a masterpiece .. Or at least we think so, haha!  This time, we decided to go with a nude to white vertical gradient and top it with a scattered holo topper, then freehand some flowers on top.  I absolutely loved wearing these!

Polishes used: OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons, China Glaze White On White, INM Northern Lights Silver Top Coat, and Color Club Beyond.  Tools: 18/0 Spotter by Artist's Loft (Michael's) 

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The third prompt was "turquoise" which I was pretty excited for since I really don't use this color enough, at all!  I also had the perfect one staring at me daily on my desk begging to be used, so I knew what I was doing right away.  I just started painting lines as usual, and then I had originally planned some sort of baroque / damask design, but for some reason it ended up being another floral, but I was really happy with them.

Polishes used: China Glaze White On White, China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle, Nubar Black Nail Art Polish.  Tools: 18/0 Spotter by Artist's Loft & 10/0 Script by Artist's Loft (Michael's)


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The final prompt of the month was "glitter".  This was an interesting one for me, since I was really uninspired.  I tried several designs, but nothing was really working for me.  I ended up looking through the polishes I've never used and chose this stunning glitter (which I can't believe I had never used now!).  It's the loveliest mixture of purple microglitter and extremely dense, so it just required two easy coats.  I almost didn't want to cover it!

That said, it inspired me to create another floral of course, but this time I went with an abstract flower on each nail (I have been sort of addicted to drawing something similar in my sketchbook recently).

Polishes used: China Glaze Put A Bow On It, Color Club (I apologize, I don't really know what this one is called - it could be Magic Attraction, or Sugarplum Fairy, but it's absolutely gorgeous too!).  Tools: 10/0 Script by Artist's Loft (Michael's)

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I hope you all enjoyed these designs.  I really enjoyed wearing them!  The #WNAC2015 (Weekly Nail Art Challenge) for July has just been released as well, and should be an interesting one as the theme is Gradients!

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Feel free to join myself, Missbellatracey, and Simply Nailogical as well as all the other lovely nail artists who have been enjoying our challenge on Instagram (or feel free to share on whatever social media you're on).  I love seeing all of the amazing nail art inspired by the challenge!


Thank you for reading! :)

Kristin




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9 comments :

  1. Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!..Everything here is just marvellous. I am loving this manis. <3

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  2. I love the vertical holo gradient (I remember seeing Tracy's a few weeks ago and hers was lovely too!) Oh and the stamping over glitter is fabulous. It was worth waiting for the inspiration to strike!

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    1. ... I've just re-read your post and realised it's not stamping, it's free-hand of course! It makes it even more amazing! :)

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