Monday, January 11, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved, Day 1: Argyle Nails

And we've landed on another Digital Dozen week and this one promises rather exciting things, so stay tuned till the end of the week :)

We're going for New & Improved, meaning any techniques you haven't mastered before but are brave to try again or any nail art look you've attempted once not so successfully and are now going to tackle for sure.

For this first day, I went with something I've tried only twice: argyle nails.
You can check my first time painting that pattern HERE - talk about disaster, hey? - and the second time a year later HERE - pretty but you can totally see I cheated ;)

So let's see if I actually made progress:


Argyle Nails



I'm going to say this totally counts as improved, won't you?



Argyle Nails

And special pat in the back for me for combining this year's Pantone colours, too ;)


Inocos Filigrana


I started by painting my nails two coats of Inocos Filigrana, one of my favourite.



Argyle Nails

And then freehanded the diamond pattern in pale blue acrylic paint, finishing the design with the traced diamond pattern on top with some dark blue.


On a scale of 1 to 10, how did I go?
Don't forget to check the rest of the gang's New & Improved - they've got some awesomeness to show you, too! :)

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

17 comments:

  1. Your argyle nails look awesome!

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  2. I give you 10 ;) You did definitely great, the nails look awesome!

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  3. These are gorgeous! Love them!

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  4. These are gorgeous! Love them!

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  5. I would give you a 10! These are beautiful. So chic and intricate :)

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  6. That's a 10 for me too ! They are gorgeous !!!
    (and I also love the one with the gradient - maybe not a traditional argyle but they were beautiful !!!)

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  7. I am OBSESSED with these! Oh my goodness. You did a phenomenal job and I want these on my own nails right now. So great and the colors are just beautiful together :)

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  8. These are AWESOME!!! I love that you used Pantone colors too :)

    I'm missing the DD this week, but you ladies are kicking butt! <3

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  9. I love argyle print! This is a great design for a mani, and you picked such lovely colors :)

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  10. 10/10 for sure Mina! I seriously wish I had your freehand skills. Your lines are just perfection!

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  11. I can't even believe this is freehand! (I'm not calling you a liar, I do really believe you) This is an 11! Amazing!

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  12. Oh my, these are fantastic!! You did such an amazing job!

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  13. Sheesh!! These are a ten out of ten from me! Once again I am astounded by your freehand skills. Love the colours you've chosen for this too <3

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  14. Wowzers!
    Incredible to think you did these freehand!

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  15. Wow!! You freehanded this?! I thought for sure it was going to be stamping. These turned out flawless and so beautiful.

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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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