Saturday, February 25, 2012

Poppies Mani

Hey everyone!

These nails are inspired by a video tutorial I saw on YouTube 2-3 years ago. I can't remember the name of the user and I wasn't able to find the video, so if this mani looks familiar and you know who the original artist is, please let me know! 

The weather in Ohio has been quite blah and I was in need of some brightness! 


Pure Ice in Unzip Me
Sally Hansen in Bubblegum Pink
China Glaze in Gothic Lolita
Sally Hansen in So Poppy
SinfulColors in Cloud 9
Black acrylic paint

The colors used in this "poppies" mani were inspired by Spring Poppies 1 by Susan Hazard. It's a very pretty painting!

This mani works best if you use polishes with the same finish. Here I had all shimmers. It just keeps the busyness of the pattern from being too overwhelming...

I attempted a water color nail here using the same colors. Unfortunately the brush I used was very small so it didn't have quite the intended effect but I find it quite interesting.

Also here is some pic spam of my international swaps
Mavala Black Diamond, Model's Own Mystic Mauve, W7 Metallic Venus. Marks and Spencers Rainbow, MaxFactor Fantasy Fire
Fantasy Fire Close Up

So much GOSH! Names below.




Until next time ^_^




12 comments :

ABBY said...

Great swap! and wow you got the MaxFactor Fantasy Fire! sooo jealous!! been wanting to get a bottle of this baby ever since I saw a swatch of it.

MissAdelinne said...

I like that Fantasy Fire and I love your nails!
www.missadelinne.com

Missadelinne's Fanpage

Marias Nail Polish Blog said...

The poppies are so vibrant, I love them - seems that we are many posting flowers today LOL
I also like the water color result...

Samantha said...

I arranged my swap for it before it became all the rage and I am so glad I did!

Samantha said...

Thank you MissAdelinne

Samantha said...

We're all ready for Spring!! :D

arfblat said...

Hi, just found your blog, it's lovely! I love this mani, it's so bright and colorful and springy! Fantasy Fire looks so pretty close up, I want, I want!

arfblat said...

Oh, and by the way, nice to meet a fellow psych student! Hooray!

Jun said...

Love! I tagged you in two awards btw. Hope you likey! :)

Ashesela said...

These are so fun!! :D

Samantha said...

Thanks Arfblat! Fantasy Fire is a beauty eh?
Psychology for life!

Samantha said...

:D thank you Jun!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Poppies Mani

Hey everyone!

These nails are inspired by a video tutorial I saw on YouTube 2-3 years ago. I can't remember the name of the user and I wasn't able to find the video, so if this mani looks familiar and you know who the original artist is, please let me know! 

The weather in Ohio has been quite blah and I was in need of some brightness! 


Pure Ice in Unzip Me
Sally Hansen in Bubblegum Pink
China Glaze in Gothic Lolita
Sally Hansen in So Poppy
SinfulColors in Cloud 9
Black acrylic paint

The colors used in this "poppies" mani were inspired by Spring Poppies 1 by Susan Hazard. It's a very pretty painting!

This mani works best if you use polishes with the same finish. Here I had all shimmers. It just keeps the busyness of the pattern from being too overwhelming...

I attempted a water color nail here using the same colors. Unfortunately the brush I used was very small so it didn't have quite the intended effect but I find it quite interesting.

Also here is some pic spam of my international swaps
Mavala Black Diamond, Model's Own Mystic Mauve, W7 Metallic Venus. Marks and Spencers Rainbow, MaxFactor Fantasy Fire
Fantasy Fire Close Up

So much GOSH! Names below.




Until next time ^_^




12 comments :

ABBY said...

Great swap! and wow you got the MaxFactor Fantasy Fire! sooo jealous!! been wanting to get a bottle of this baby ever since I saw a swatch of it.

MissAdelinne said...

I like that Fantasy Fire and I love your nails!
www.missadelinne.com

Missadelinne's Fanpage

Marias Nail Polish Blog said...

The poppies are so vibrant, I love them - seems that we are many posting flowers today LOL
I also like the water color result...

Samantha said...

I arranged my swap for it before it became all the rage and I am so glad I did!

Samantha said...

Thank you MissAdelinne

Samantha said...

We're all ready for Spring!! :D

arfblat said...

Hi, just found your blog, it's lovely! I love this mani, it's so bright and colorful and springy! Fantasy Fire looks so pretty close up, I want, I want!

arfblat said...

Oh, and by the way, nice to meet a fellow psych student! Hooray!

Jun said...

Love! I tagged you in two awards btw. Hope you likey! :)

Ashesela said...

These are so fun!! :D

Samantha said...

Thanks Arfblat! Fantasy Fire is a beauty eh?
Psychology for life!

Samantha said...

:D thank you Jun!