Monday, July 2, 2012

Zoya Mod Mattes Pattern Nail Art

Freakin Mondays... 

  But hey!! Here is some stamping on colorful nails to brighten our day. As many of you know Bundle Monster just released their Third set of stamping plates. They held a contest on their Facebook where 25 lucky bishes would be receiving a set as a prize. I was one of the lucky bishes thank to all my awesometastic readers who voted. I have both of their previous sets and I have to say that this is BY FAR my favorite stamping plate set. I have the Cheeky Plate Set, the Red Angel plate set a ton of Konad and One of's and these kind of take the stampig cake (Hey that rhymes!). 
  I've been rambling on Twitter and Facebook about how much I miss nail arting it up in here. Remember back in the day when most of my posts were some form of nail art? I miss those days. I don't know how exactly my blog shifted to featuring mainly swatches but I'm not too trhilled about that. I'm not saying I don't enjoy sharing swatches because I do.. BUT.. Nail art is what really got me into blogging in the first place. I need to get back to my creative blogging roots. I think part of my downward spiral was me being bored with blogging. That was heartbreaking to admit because nail blogging is my passion and to be "bored" with your passion is not a good feeling. SO! These new plates could not have come at a better time. As I was taking off the protective sheet off of each plate I kept getting so many ideas and for the first time in a while I was excited about blogging again. I also have some of Cult Nails' new nail art gems, studs and flakes coming my way so I'm SUPER stoked about that. I hope you guys are as excited as I am!! It's about freakin' time for inspiration to hit me and hopefully like a bag of bricks!!! 
  I'm still pretty much obsessed with last year's Mod Mattes Collection by Zoya. These were limited edition and I *think* they are no longer available through Zoya. The colors are so fun together than when ever I do a manicure with one of them I usually end up doing accents in the other Two colors. For this manicure I started with a base of all Three colors, Lolly, Phoebe and Mitzi. Once my bases were dry I top coated them to be able to stamp. I love the Mod Mattes in both their original Matte state and glossy. These colors are just awesome!
  For the stamping I busted out Two of my brand new Bundle Monster plates for a funky geometric patterned nail art. These were plates BM319 and BM322. I used Konad Black and White special polishes. I went for a middle accent nail making it a total oddball but keeping the same color scheme. I am a huge fan of geometric design they add to the "modness" of this manicure.
 I'm really happy with how these turned out. It had been A LONG time since I last stamped. I actually felt a little sloppy and out of whack as I was working on these because I had not stamped in so long. I'm glad they turned out so much better than I hoped.

 Here are some quick swatches of my Mod Mattes base. The picture on the right is them after top coat and the picture on the Left is them in their original matte state. Lolly is the vivid Pink. Phoebe is the beautiful shade of Blue and Mitzi is the Chartreuse-y shade.
  As silly as it may sound, this simple stamped manicure has restored my confidence and willingness to experiment. I am itching to try new things and have even more fun with my ever- growing stash. I am also going to start venturing into the world of freehand nail art since I recently got a really nice brush set. It's time to get back to what makes me happiest and that is NAIL ART!

Thoughts?

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33 comments:

  1. I love the colours in the collection and it looks gorgeous with the stamping details! xx

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  2. oh wow that houndstooth is so vivid and awesome! I love your colour choices! Those mod mattes look so awesome glossy!!!!

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  3. I'm as excited as you for future nail art! I must admit, it was your crazy talent that attracted me to your blog in the first place. :). Chin up, you'll be great!

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  4. I really love the bright colors and love the middle finger design!

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  5. These are fabulous!!!

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  6. I loathe Zoya polishes but these are too adorable!!!

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  7. Wow, the colors are great and also the stamping! pretty!

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  8. I love love love mattes! And bright colored mattes can't be beat!

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  9. Looks awesome! I just pulled out my Mod Mattes from last year, too... must be something about summer :)

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  10. Awesome! This is a fab manicure and of course you should do what you love! :)

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  11. I love your blog and I'm so happy for you that you feel newly inspired!

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  12. I never would have come up with this mani - very creative! Love your blog, and glad to see you doing something that makes you happy!

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  13. So pretty!

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  14. I love seeing your nail art! I'm not a huge of fan of mod geometric designs, but this is bright and fun.

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  15. These look so awesome! You did a great job! I would love to see pictures of the stamping plates too if you are able to put them up!


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  16. Love it! What colours do you use to stamp with? The black looks super dense, when I use my normal OPI black onyx it is not nearly as dark as yours looks!

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  17. I LOVE these!! I tried freehanding houndstooth and I just can't get it clean enough. I think I really need to get into stamping...

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  18. Great job! The colors are so bright and clear - even on the stamping. Like another said - the black stamping looks so dark and clear.

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  19. xochitl gonzalezJuly 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    those polishes are gorgeous!

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  20. Awesome job, Cristina! Fun mani, and it's good to hear the 'polish passion" in your voice again. ;) Love to Muffin, too. ^^

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  21. Woa!!!!! Crazy!!!! this mani is sooo fun

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  22. Maria Emma FariaJuly 2, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I've seen the BM3 plates.. and I want all of them SOOOO bad. =(,, I love the matte polishes, I can't get it in my country :( So now that I'm going to chicago, for sure I will spend a LOT of money in polishes

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  23. Oh wow this is amazing! I love the blue and the green! <3

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  24. OMG most gorgeous mani ever!! So precise & BRIGHT, I LOVE it!!!!

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  25. Houndstooth is one of my favourite nail art prints! Love the bright colours x

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  26. You go, Cristina! Can't wait to see your inspiration!

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  27. Wow, super awesome manicure! Indeed the bold black stamping adds so much to these colors. Love it!

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  28. so happy to see you back to being you, and what you do best. THIS is what made you awesome, and through it, you'll find your bliss again, i promise xxxx

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  29. SOOOO awesome to have you stamping again. The color choices on these are GREAT! I am looking forward to trying these stamps and will not have to do them in a vibrant look like you did ;)

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