Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Mani

There are a couple of variations on how people interpreted this weeks Year of Polish theme: "Vintage" mani

It thought it was referring to the kind of manicures that were done in the olden days, where the tip and the half moon were left polish free. Which you can see in this vintage Cutex ad from the late '30s.

Even though this was my original intention, such a manicure was not going to work with my stubby nails. I barely have a free edge to leave polish free! Since that was not going to work, I decided to a vintage pattern mani! My poor little nails could handle that one!

I looked around the internet for some neat vintage patterns and came across this gorgeous wallpaper from the early 1800's
from http://www.historicnewengland.org
and "recreated" it using tape and stamping



Essie in Turquoise and Caicos
Sally Hansen in Wet Cement
Konad Special polish in White
Konad stamping plate M71

I really fudged the index finger but otherwise, I think my stamping has improved a lot. I remember the first time I tried stamping >_< it was a disaster! haha!

Don't forget to check out my Year of Polish page to see past nail art and future themes as well as to discover some great nail artists who are also doing this challenge.

Anyhow, maybe one day I will try the vintage manicure that is in the Cutex ad above. I just have to keep my nails from breaking! with that, I am off to moisturize :)

Has your nail length ever kept you from doing a manicure you had in mind?

Until next time ^_^


17 comments :

Samantha said...

Very creative. I think this would look very nice in pink also.

KimsKie Nails said...

Wow, this looks great!

Bunny Nails said...

Lovely manicure!

Samantha said...

oooh! yeah very much so!

KarenD said...

Very nicely done! I love seeing the inspiration for this & how you interpreted it on the nail.

Sylvia said...

Very nice! It really looks like your inspiration pattern!

Samantha said...

Thanks karen :)

arfblat said...

This is so cool! I try not to use the word cool that much, but this really is! It totally looks like wallpaper!!! I love the background colors, and the white stamping looks fantastic over them!

Maddy Blatt said...

Oooh I like this!

Bethany Taylor said...

This is so great. It's very elegant and unique. Love it!

Nail Stories said...

I love this! It's so pretty :)

Samantha said...

thank you thank you!

Samantha said...

Thank you Maddy

Samantha said...

thanks Bethany

Samantha said...

Im glad you like it :)

Kas said...

This is really lovely :)

Guppy said...

I have never tried stamping but guess I should. I see the patterns you achieve look great!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Mani

There are a couple of variations on how people interpreted this weeks Year of Polish theme: "Vintage" mani

It thought it was referring to the kind of manicures that were done in the olden days, where the tip and the half moon were left polish free. Which you can see in this vintage Cutex ad from the late '30s.

Even though this was my original intention, such a manicure was not going to work with my stubby nails. I barely have a free edge to leave polish free! Since that was not going to work, I decided to a vintage pattern mani! My poor little nails could handle that one!

I looked around the internet for some neat vintage patterns and came across this gorgeous wallpaper from the early 1800's
from http://www.historicnewengland.org
and "recreated" it using tape and stamping



Essie in Turquoise and Caicos
Sally Hansen in Wet Cement
Konad Special polish in White
Konad stamping plate M71

I really fudged the index finger but otherwise, I think my stamping has improved a lot. I remember the first time I tried stamping >_< it was a disaster! haha!

Don't forget to check out my Year of Polish page to see past nail art and future themes as well as to discover some great nail artists who are also doing this challenge.

Anyhow, maybe one day I will try the vintage manicure that is in the Cutex ad above. I just have to keep my nails from breaking! with that, I am off to moisturize :)

Has your nail length ever kept you from doing a manicure you had in mind?

Until next time ^_^


17 comments :

Samantha said...

Very creative. I think this would look very nice in pink also.

KimsKie Nails said...

Wow, this looks great!

Bunny Nails said...

Lovely manicure!

Samantha said...

oooh! yeah very much so!

KarenD said...

Very nicely done! I love seeing the inspiration for this & how you interpreted it on the nail.

Sylvia said...

Very nice! It really looks like your inspiration pattern!

Samantha said...

Thanks karen :)

arfblat said...

This is so cool! I try not to use the word cool that much, but this really is! It totally looks like wallpaper!!! I love the background colors, and the white stamping looks fantastic over them!

Maddy Blatt said...

Oooh I like this!

Bethany Taylor said...

This is so great. It's very elegant and unique. Love it!

Nail Stories said...

I love this! It's so pretty :)

Samantha said...

thank you thank you!

Samantha said...

Thank you Maddy

Samantha said...

thanks Bethany

Samantha said...

Im glad you like it :)

Kas said...

This is really lovely :)

Guppy said...

I have never tried stamping but guess I should. I see the patterns you achieve look great!