Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's Back To School!!! - Day 1

First of all, this post is late but, to my defense, I only heard about it yesterday so... I'm safe ;)

It's a Back To School Nail Art Challenge and the first mani was to be: APPLES!





Now, whoever thought apples were easy (me included), please take that ridiculous idea out of your head, right now!
*sighs*
I saw the pretty mani Rachel, who's the host to this challenge, prepared and I was 'uhhh, I want me some of that!'
And then I thought of pop art like apples and went even more 'uhhhhhhhhhhhh, I WANT some of THAT!'
In the end, and two designs erased later, this was what I was able to come up with before collapsing in bed:






I know, I know, not that impressive... :/





Details: I've used OPI Alpine White (or what's left of it) for the white nails and Rimmel Lemon Drop for the soft yellow ones.





Then, I drew an apple on a piece of sponge and dabbed it on my ring finger and thumb to get an old crayon drawing look, as if it was one of your 1st or 2nd grade works ;)
Not too sure it worked out as I wanted it to but...





Then for the apple halves, I just drew a kind of heart shape using Serenna No.2 and the same soft yellow Rimmel polish for the insides of each apple.





The seeds were done with Purple Professional No.18.
The vein halving each side was done with Coral Neon No.604.
The stalk exists thanks to Perfec Lady No.76 (which is probably the only brown I own) and leaves were done with Beauty UK Soft Green.



Wow, don't think I've given such polish details for quite some time - hope I didn't bore you ;)

Make sure to check the other (certainly much better) apple designs below and leave me your comment as well - you always make me smile and feel better about failed manis ;(


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *




25 comments:

  1. These are great Mina, i love your sponged one with the texture! Looks like how apple skin really looks :) xx

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    1. So happy you liked them! Really wanted to start this challenge in a good way ;)
      Had a bit of a brain freeze and some mishaps but...

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  2. Its really cute! I like it :)

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them!:)

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  4. Oh I like them so much :) And I agree, you can't be very creative with apples (I am just brainstorming ideas right now and nothing....), but I still think you have done an excellent job and brought good, old apple to the next level. Especially with sponging the whole design onto your nail! Amazing <3 And now you can also change the caption of your blog to "An apple mani a day, keeps the doctor away" :D

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    1. hahaha - I know, right? ;)
      Thank you for such an awesome comment, sweetie - you've been missed soooo much! So happy to have you back! :D

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  5. Eee, that is awesome! The sponged apple peel looks just like the real thing!

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    1. Yey! You think?! Thank you for making me feel better about these, sweetie :D

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  6. It's soooo cute! I love the final effect of cute apples^^.

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    1. Thank you!! I thought they were weird looking, so I'm happy you like them :D

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  7. You call this a fail? I think it's great!!

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    1. That's 'cause you're so sweet :) Thank you, hun :)

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  8. Mina it's cute. I like thumb so much. by the way apple halves without stalk can seem like very cute baby owl :)

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    1. So true, Irmak! Hadn't really seen it! Now I love it a bit more - thank you, sweetie! :D

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  9. I think you did a great job (:

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    1. Thank you so much, darling! :D

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  10. Very nice apples cute! I did it!

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    1. Thank you very much, Judit! :))

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