Thursday, February 20, 2014

VIOLET!

As a teenager in secundary school, I used to love Savage Garden soooo much! (click here to listen to what I'm talking about). To this day I still know all the lyrics to their first album! hahaha

But let's start from the beginning! Last Friday I'd experimented with a polish I was dying to use on its own - see here - and looking through my stash of inspirational buttons (yes, I do have one, they're my thing ;)), I found this one:




I am soooo in love with this manicure, you wouldn't believe it!
I tried working on the different shades on each petal and, for a first timer doing so, I'm quite pleased with the result *happy dance moment*




And here's my inspiration: My Label No.235.
I mean how beautiful is this baby? It's a cross between a nude and a pastel, I'd say and it's taken my heart completely! <3





I did the flowers using acrylic paint - I mixed my pink and my purple ones for multiples shades (I kinda enjoy the mixing process, rather than buying new bottles ;)).
And I'm loving these violet flowers the more I look at them *.*




I did a gradient on my thumb, and I love, love, love how it turned out - I should make gradients more often, I really should.
They look soooo amazing!




In case you're wondering, the glittery topcoater is by a Portuguese brand and it's called, most appropriately, Dermacélsia Glitter Time.
I am loving it - this is just one coat, as I was going for a subtle look - and I don't know why I waited so long to wear it! This no buying polish project is making me realize just how many pretty jewels I have in my drawers ;)




And this is it!

I'm sorry if I seemed too obssessed about this one in this post, raving and loving everything but... I'm so happy with how they turned out :D

Hope you liked them as much as I have - do let me know in the comments.
And have yourselves a great evening, lovelies - Friday is almost here! ;)


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This is perfection sweetie! Before I read the post, I thought these were water decals! I am amazed at your skills and this perfect recreation :) Oh and loving this pretty violet pastel and the glittery top coat :) It works so well with the flower.

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    1. Thank you for the awesome compliments, hun!! <3
      Glad you loved it all :)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! You have every right to gush over this manicure, not that you need my permission.

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    1. hehehe - thank you so much, Nail*ine It! :))

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  3. Gorgeous! Love these so much Mina!

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    1. Yay! It's a compliment on its own to know you loved them - thank you, Victoria! *

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  4. This is STUNNING!! Really! Looks so amazing! And I like this dotty effect on your index nail very much!!

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    1. Anastasia your comments always make me smile! Thank you so much! I love the dotty effect too - happy you noticed :D

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  5. Gorgeous mani! And tsssk, you should know the lyrics of Savage Garden's second album too! *winks* I think I'll listen to both tonight (yes, I have them)...

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    1. Brethil, thank you so much! I do know a couple of songs from the second album, but my true passion was the first one ;) hehehe
      Hope you enjoyed the listening session **

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  6. Well you can be happy, they turned out really nice ^^ I love 'em!

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    1. Thank you so much, darling!! Happy you love them, too! :))

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  7. I love the flowers, they are beautiful! :)

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  8. I love these, they're so pretty!

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

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