Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cult Nails Spontaneous Studded, Dried and Gradient

Good Morning!! 

  Today I have my Third look in the Cult Nails Untamed Collection series. This manicure features Spontaneous. This color really inspired me to do something sophisticated and just pretty. I really wanted to do a grown up, but girly manicure. Spontaneous is a beautiful, grown up shade with just a little something to make it interesting and unique. 
  For this look I started with a base of Enticing on all my finger nails, except my ring finger. My ring finger was done in Spontaneous. I wanted to do a manicure showcasing a contrast between the soft dried flowers and the edgy studs. On my accent nail I used some of my Cult Nails Studs. For my gradients I used Spontaneous and Enticing. Spontaneous was a little tricky to gradient with, waiting between "dabs" is best to allow the color to build up.
 To apply the dry flowers I did a coat of Seche Vite and then I set the flowers into the wet top coat very carefully with tweezers. I took photos before I top coated the flowers because I didn't know what adding a top coat would do to them.

(**EDIT**) I got the little flowers at a local beauty shop. I think they can also be found at Sally's and/ or Born Pretty Store.
  Spontaneous is a beautiful deep, smokey Amethyst Purple creamy base packed full of glowing Purple micro glitter. It is a beautiful polish, sophisticated and right on trend for Fall.

 Here is a shot of the mani after I top coated over the flowers. It didn't do damage. Just make sure to have A LOT of top coat on the brush to easily cover the flower. I love the finished look of this mani a whole lot. The contrast of soft and edgy is just right and the dried flowers added a lovely touch to the gradients.
 I only have Two more looks to go in this series! One featuring Annalicious and one featuring I got Distracted. They are both colors that are out of this world and I really want to come up with something special for them. While Deal With It and Untamed brought out a younger side of me, Spontaneous brought out the "lady" in me ♥. I can't wait to play with my last Two colors!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

(**Cult Nails Spontaneous provided for consideration**)

24 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Where did you get the dried flowers from?

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  2. Now if that isn't a beautyful and stunning design.. I... I don't know, than something went completely wrong. *both thumbs up*

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  3. Stunning!!! Your gradient skills are second to none, and those flowers are a beautiful touch.

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  4. Lovely! Where are the flowers from? They are so beautiful!

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  5. The dried flowers look so pretty with the gradient!

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  6. Oh my gosh! The gradient with the dried flowers is absolutely DIVINE!!!!
    GORGEOUS!!!!

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  7. The purple gradient and flowers are gorgeous! So feminine.

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  8. I love this, it's so elegant! The dried flowers are gorgeous and go great with the colors

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  9. Glorious execution, Cristina! Wow!

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  10. I am waiting for some dried flowers to arrive, you totally gave me inspiration how to use them!

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  11. I'm pretty sure this is the prettiest mani I've ever saw

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  12. This is beautiful! The flowers go so well with the gradient! Love the colors :)

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  13. This came out gorgeous!!! I love the gradient. I just did one in pretty similar colors the other day and it didn't come out near as beautiful as yours!

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  14. I adore this mani! The contrast between the soft dried flowers and the flowers made from studs is really great. The gradient is beautiful too. I have some dried flowers coming from BPS for review and now I'm even more excited to use them!

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  15. This is lovely! I have some dried flowers which I used once but I hated how the mani turned out and ever since then they've sat in my drawers because I don't know what to do with them... but matching gradients is such a great idea!

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  16. This is such a gorgeous and classy mani, Cristina! I love it!

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  17. This is unbelievably stunning Chris!

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  18. You're an artist! Didn't you feel somehow guilty while removing this masterpiece from your nails? This mani is breathtaking!!! <3

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    1. i hated every second of seeing this mani go away. i get that way with a lot of my designs lol. all sentimental and shiz.

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  19. Gosh, that's so gorgeous! <3 I think the dried flowers are a great touch!

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  20. SO wonderful and great! cute and lovely look! love it

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