Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paisley? Why, Yes, Please!

Paisley... I never really knew what it meant until I saw a manicure of it and said 'Mina wants!' <3

So, I finally ventured into trying to recreate it and chose for guidance the one I always thought most elegant.
It's by A Girl and her Polish and you can see the original post here.

Of course I didn't use her stamping technique and did it all freehand instead but I don't think they look all that bad, do you?

I started it off by applying two coats of Essence Sure Azure, a lovely snowy like blue polish with a very light shimmer to it. 
(Excuse the shaky photo - I was almost out of light when I took the photos :/)

I then picked up my thinnest nail art brush and, using black acrylic paint, drawed the paisley thingies shape - they're not perfect and all I could think of when I look at them was: bacteria! 
Do you know those microscope images you see of cells and other microorganims? That's it!

But then I took a deep breath and added the dotted outline of each shape in black (Purple Professional No.18) and thought 'Mmmm, it's looking a bit better'.
After that I added the golden ones (Beauty UK Aztec) and I actually got pretty excited!
And when I finished adding the outside large and smaller dots, I was smitten!

I mean, you can still see imperfections, but for a first try I'd say: not too bad!
What do you think? Are you a fan of this type of patterns? Let me know all about it, will you?

Have a great evening you all.

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *


  1. To be honest your version looks so much better <3 i can't help it, i just love your manis:)

    1. Awww, you're too kind, darling - than you!

  2. Oh wow. I have always wanted to do paisley design and maybe you have just inspired me for that ;) Really lovely color combo and really gorgeous lines :) Great job girl :)

    1. Go for it, girl!! You can do it! And I know you'll rock at it ;)

  3. What a beautiful manicure!!!! I love colors and design :)

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Elisabet - glad you like it! :D

  4. Gorgeous! Like the colors and the whole look!! Well done!

  5. Mina you're going to be a professional about freehand manicures *.*
    LOVE it :)

    1. I'm counting on it, Irmak! Practice, practice, practice!! :D

  6. Love this - it came out sooooo great! The color choices you did here are stellar.


You just made this girl smile! Thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts with me! :)

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