Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding Series: Pt. 1

Hi my lovely gals (and boys too :),

  I was re-organizing my stash recently and came across NOPI's Take a Stand. An awesome color that made it to my collection thanks to my awesome Mr. LTHP. Well I was sitting there with the funky bottle in my hand and loving the Fuchsia tone of it so much and this idea just hit me for my Besties Wedding nails series. You guys may remember me mentioning that I would be doing her nails on that day as well as the rest of the bridal party so I have two designs to come up with. I also have to convince her that CG For Audrey just HAS to be her pedi color.
  Anyhow, she has the best color palette to work with. Black, White, Fuchsia and hints of Silver. Her pattern is polka dots and her accents are bows! How cute is all that? She is going for a mix of traditional and edgy. Some of you may have seen my awesome polka dotted dress and pink heels I'll be wearing as her maid of honor on Twitter. So for this design I went pretty edgy. This could be the brides nails if she's feeling playful of the bridesmaids.
For this first mani in the series I used Take a Stand as my base and stamped polka dots with O.P.I Black Onyx (wanted to used Konad SP Black but it's such a pain to clean up sometimes and I didn't want to ruin this mani) from plate BM19 out of the original BM set. I find that this is also less "severe". Then I added bows in Konad SP White to my Ring Finger and Thumbs from Konad plate M59. I think a Pink or Black rhinestone would also be cute in the center of the bows for this.

For fun here is some swatches of NOPI Take a Stand. I looooove this color so much!
I really ended up loving this look. I would wear this any day lol. I'm going to be doing a lot of designs for this so I hope you are up to the task of picking my dear sister!! haha! But, I am so excited!! I'll be working on some traditional nails, some edgy, some girly, some simple and all that jazz. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy Saturday!!
<3 Cristina

17 comments:

  1. I love this! It's so cute and the pink is so pretty ^^ I can't wait to see the rest of your designs!

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  2. I adore this manicure! What a funky set of bridesmaids that would be! Great choice of colours and designs! I agree that a rhinestone or pearl would look great in the bow!

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  3. Can you do my nails everyday? Love the look. Fun & funky.

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  4. Try putting a little bit of lotion around your finger by the nails. That way it's easier to clean the extra polish off.

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  5. Ahh! I'm loving it! :D thank you so much! I need polka dots and bows on my nails on my wedding day! Keep it coming! Love you! xoxo

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  6. Pretty!! Nice job on the stamping!

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  7. I love this manicure and your ideas. The base colour is gorgeous & I can't wait to see what you come up with as her wedding gets closer

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  8. This is fantastic! Much more creative than the French tip.

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  9. I hope you have a great time at your friend's wedding it sounds like it going to be a blast!

    That mani is soooo cute and the bow accent nails just puts it all together ^_^

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  10. Super cute! I love the bow!

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  11. Try putting a little bit of lotion around your finger by the nails. That way it's easier to clean the extra polish off.

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