Thursday, October 4, 2012

#AwesomeNailsAreAwesome Guest Week! Featuring Chelsea of The Nail Network

Good evening!! 

  The night belongs to Chelsea of The Nail Network. Once you guys see her pictures it will be pretty clear why I needed Chelsea on board for this week. I've been following her since she started out and have always LOVED her photos and her perfect manicures. She has a great range of stamping abilities as well as freehand, but no matter what she is doing on her nails, you can always expect perfection and beautiful photos. 
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Hello readers of LTHP! My name is Chelsea and I run The Nail Network blog. Cristina kindly asked me to write a guest post for her and before I get to the nails, I want to thank her and send her a huge hug and get-well-soon wishes! Let Them Have Polish was one of the two blogs that I followed religiously when I first started getting into nail polish and it is so cool to be guest posting on one of the greatest nail blogs on the internet! Let's get to the nails, shall we?
For this post, I wanted to do some really fun nail art. I haven't had the chance to do much nail art lately and I really miss doing it, so I thought this was the perfect occasion to spend the time doing some. I started out with two coats of Monica, from Zoya's recent Designer collection for fall, and then sponged Orly Fowl Play up from my cuticles to create a gradient. 
Once that was dry, I put a matte top coat over it and waited very patiently for it to dry completely. I then took a very small paintbrush and some regular glossy topcoat and drew little leopard print spots on all of my nails. I'm very pleased with how these turned out; they are subtle but gorgeous when you take the time to look at them closely. I hope you enjoy them as well and thank you for reading! If you would like, you can check out my blog at www.the-nail-network.com. :) 
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  See what I mean!!! This girl rocks my world with her perfect nails and kick-ass photo taking skills. There really isn't much I can say, Chelsea's beautiful work speaks for itself! I love her play with textures and finishes. Very unique! A picture is worth 1,000 words indeed!! Thank you so much Chelsea for this fantastic nail art look! 

15 comments:

  1. Love these! Thanks for sharing Chelsea, following your blog now too!

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous mani! Lovely, I'm running to her blog right away!

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  3. Gorgeous!! I'm such a sucker for leopard! Also, I now have a new blog to follow!

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  4. I was just thinking the other day how fantastic it would be to see more nail art done with Fowl Play! Love it!

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  5. I can honestly say I was never really a fan of Fowl Play. But this is the first time I've looked at it and thought wow :)

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  6. Ahh this is such a gorgeous mani! I love how it is not only contrast matte leopard print but a gradient too. I love your blog :3

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  7. Gorgeous colour and design!

    Jazz x

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  8. Ooooo! I love the gradient with Fowl Play, it looks stellar. And the multi-texture finish is nifty too.

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  9. She absolutely has one of the best blogs out there right now <3.

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  10. I finally bought a matte topcoat and was thinking of doing something like this. Great idea.

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  11. this is so pretty! Subtle but with an animal print edge :D really cool

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  12. I really need to get myseld some Zoya stat!

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  13. Love how subtle this is. Considering that I'm usually torn if I want to matte flakes or not, this is the perfect compromise :)

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  14. These look really cool, I like them a lot!!! Subtle but really cool the closer you look!

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  15. This is amazingly pretty. I never thought to 'reveal' pattern off a matte using shinny clear top coat - just brilliant - keeps the mono tone shade going perfectly. And I did not think I needed this Zoya shade...I have so many med dusty purples...I want it now!

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