Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Buttons Are Back!

I bet you thought I'd forgotten all about this series ;)
Rest assured I haven't. It just took me a while to find a button with a worth while design to recreate on my nails.


Today's manicure is one of such - inspired by a button - so fear not: there's still many more to come and the series won't fade out just yet ;)

Let's see if I'm out of practice or not :)




What do you think?


Wait, don't say it yet. Check the inspirational button first:




And now, it's fair asking - what do you think? ;)





Regardless of it being close to the original flower design, can I just say how elegant and fancy my nails feel?





Even if I'm to compare them to the original, I'd say I did a rather great job.
And I'm not boasting, 'cause believe me these took me many hours (around 4h) of some hard work, patience and determination! By the time I was finished, my back ache was unbearable! ;)





But I'd say it was all totally worth it. I started by painting all my nails white and adding rounded studs to my index, pinkie and thumb. 
I decided I'd have two acent nails, because there was no way I'd be able to paint these on all my nails. 
I know myself quite well and I know I'm not a born painting/drawing artist. I knew these would put up a fight and would be hard work ;)





I did the flowers with acrylic paints and using a technique similar to watercolour, to make sure I'd get all the colour nuances on the petals.
I spent a lot of time adding colour - more pink, more red, more white and had to make several paint mixes to get different shades of the same colour.
I should try some painting lessons - maybe I over complicate what is afterall simple, who knows? ;)





And to end the photo spam, here's an upclose shot. You can see it all ;)



I'm happy I'll keep these on for more than just a day - tomorrow's post is a special one; you'll see :)
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Today is my last day away: it's back to work Monday for me tomorrow - trying not to cry - so my blogging routine should return to normal. 
Thank you for being with me despite the different scheduling and know I'll be replying your sweet comments throughout this week - yay! :)


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

28 comments:

  1. Inspirationallllll!!!!
    :)
    R.

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  2. Wow! This mani is so exquisitely elegant. I love the watercolor effect, so feminine. I think just having two nails for the art is perfect. The white nails with studs showcase the painted nails - the overall effect is charming and delightful! Hahah, they make me want to put on a delicate floral summer dress and sit in a comfy chair in the shade in a garden, with a long, cool drink at hand. Thank You for the wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you - you always render me speechless with your sweet comments, dear! I'd gladly have a mani session with you any time to make that lovely summer dress a match :D

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  3. Gorgeous! It looks just like it too.

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    1. Michelle thank you so much, dear *

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  5. Now that is an elegant manicure! Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much, Lina - happy you liked it :)

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  6. Wow. Stunning. Words are missing... ah, here they are again ;-)
    This looks so much like the original, it cold be decals from the same print. Wow. I can believe the hours you spent on this, my dear Mina. You are quite talented!

    Such a delightful light and airy look, like thin fabric in a summer breeze!
    It's just awsome. I repeat: aw-some.
    All the very best from cold and rainy Berlin (it's summer now, I heard ...)
    :-))

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    1. Moni you always say the nicest things, dear! Thank you so, so much for making me feel awesome! :D
      Hugs from a somewhat rainy Lisbon (it seems both our cities didn't get the memo about it being Summer and all ;))

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  7. Color me impressed. Wow, those are beautiful!

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  8. They really look very fancy! You made this mani a stunner!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! <3

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  9. Gorgeous job!! The flowers turned out really gteat! Very beautiful mani!!

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    1. Thank you so, so much - love to know you liked it :D

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  10. This is gorgeous! Super impressed with those flowers <3

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    1. Thank you so, so much1 It means a lot hearing that :))

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  11. they're wonderful! so stylish and elegant!:)))

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    1. Thank you so much, sweetie :))

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  12. Sweetie, these flowers are just... I can't find the right words... I this this has to be the best design from your entire blog! It's such a great recreation and I admire you, that you spend so much time perfecting them :) I LOVE! I ADORE! Oh my gosh :) And the studs look beautiful.

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    1. Awww, you're the sweetes, hun!!! Thank you so, so much for all the love <3

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