Monday, July 29, 2013

It's Black! It's White! - Day 1

So, I've engaged in another nail art challenge, hosted by Beauty-Shoes-Nails-Fun
And this one truly is a challenge to yours truly, believe me! All I can use is black and white. No other colours allowed!

The colour freak in me is screaming her lungs out, right now! 
Muhahahaha ;)

Have a look at the challenge ahead and be free to enroll as well if you wish:





Today's challenge was something geometric and I've gotta say I don't like the mani I came up with, for two reasons. 
1) I wanted to try and come out with a mandala flower using geometrical shapes but... yeah, not much luck at that :(
2) the mani I ended up with reminds me too much of one I've done already (see here) and 'meh', not really original, is it? :/

Still, judge for yourselves and smack my head in the comment section below afterwards ;)






There, doesn't it look too much like its predecessor? :/
*bummed*




I started by painting all my nails two coats white, using OPI Alpine Snow.





I then taped my index, pinkie and thumb for a star/triangle design and painted black over the white with Purple Professional No.18.





Next, I took my Kiss Nail Art SPA12 Black striper and took ages to draw the mosaic-ish middle and ring fingers. I wanted the lines to be really thin and straight. 
But, alas, in some of them you can see the tip of the brush slipped and did some irregularities.
*sighs*





Also, do you know when you clean your cuticles and you're being really careful about it, leaving it all nice and squeaky clean?
And then you go out, take your photos in the morning ligh to avoid bad yellow sun, store your camera in your bag, get home after work, start writing your post and then notice... that... thing... over there?
Yes... that one spot you didn't notice while cleaning your cuticles and which is now all over your photos?! Buh-uh! Talk about 'Fail'!
-.-'


But... enough whinning. Hope you've enjoyed this one nevertheless and I'd love to see you going for it yourselves ;)

I don't know how I'll survive without colour but...I may come up with a strategy and share it later with you, lovelies! 


Until then, go have a nice yummi dinner if you haven't already, check the other ladies' cool manis for today, watch a movie or read your book and sleep tight! <3


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

22 comments:

  1. no whinning necessary it's really cool looking! I think you did a great job (like everything you do) TBSS (too bad so sad) for the Mandala flowers ... what are you talking about no colors... black and white are really nice colors (yeah..umm ok) lol! <3

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    1. Black & White rule the world! And if they don't, well, they should ;)
      Thank you for your super motivating comment, hun **

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  2. love these soooooo much, and they are loads better than your previous one I think - the lines are much more refined! :)

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    1. Awww - it's great to know I've seemed to improve! Yey!
      Thank you so much, Rachael! :D

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  3. Ooh this is so stunning Mina!! so sorry for the lack of commenting, I'm busy job hunting so finding it hard to keep up! your manis always cheer me up though :) x

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    1. Awww, thank you sweetie! And no problem with no commenting, I've been absent myself for some time ;)
      Hope you find a job that fulfills you and makes you smile - Good Luck! :D

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  4. This is amazing! So pretty :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa :))

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  5. ahahah this is stunning Mina, no matter how you think badly about it! :D
    I'm quite curious about the following posts! <3
    Love,
    B.

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    1. Wow! A comment from you means a lot! Happy you liked it, hun! :)
      Thank youuuu! <3

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  6. Mina, don't be so harsh with yourself!
    I think you've done a nice job!! Madala flowers will be for another day with plenty of colours, don't worry ;-)
    xoxo

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    1. Lol, I'm a bit of a perfectionist ;) I'm trying to work around it heheh
      And you're right - some other day, Mandala flowers will come out right ;)
      Thank you, sweetie**

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  7. this looks really awesome!

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  8. This looks really nice! The ring and middle finger are my favorites!

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    1. I have to agree with you! Really glad you liked them too! :D

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  9. Looks great, it almost looks 3D :-D Well done!

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    1. Really! That's great - my skills must be getting better ;)
      Thank you, sweetie! :D

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  10. i think this looks really eye catching. sometimes it's nice to just use black and white and not much colour :) i really like it too how you've just used 2 different designs but it mixes it up and creates a great look!

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    1. Thank you so much for your really nice comment, Lolly! :)
      I'm a colour freak, so this has been a really big challenge. I'm happy to say, though, I'm having a lot of fun! :D

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  11. Awwww this challenge seems so interesting! Love this "psychedelic" mix of black & white :D I'm curious to see what's to come!

    Your geometric mani is great :D

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    1. I think psychedelic is cool! And that makes your comment super awesome! :D
      Thank you so much, honey, and feel free to jump in the challenge as well ;)

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