Dec 6, 2012

The Battle Challenge: #6 Battle of Theme Stripes vs. Dots


Hello Dears! How are you doing today? Today is Saint Nicholas in Switzerland, and is the day the children receive small presents (candy, and a cute bread man called grittibaenz, but also small toys). I love it that today is my son's first time and that a man dressed in Saint Nicholas will go to the crèche and surprise all the children, I'm so excited! But he's probably too young to enjoy it, I'll enjoy it for him, lol!
Today I'm bringing you the 6th "Battle" of this challenge, which is a Theme Battle "Stripes vs. Dots". For doing this manicure I've been inspired by (continue reading after the jump)
the sweetest ruffian manicure I've seen so far, which was done by Lindsey of Neverland Nail blog, click here to see her mani.


This mani is basically a ruffian with a stripped base and some dots accent in my ring finger, This is my very first "striping" with a thin brush, so the strips don't look regular at all. But I sort of like the final result so is not big deal. Next time will be better.


Here is what I've used:
- Thin striping brush
- Dotting tool
- Essence 133 oh my glitter! : I applied one coat as base over the whole nail. I should have used 2 coats, because it is quite sheer, but I wanted a light result and didn't want to wait for it to dry!
- NYX Ink Nail Art NA06 White: I've used it to  do the white stripes and dots
- Essence 141 icy princess: I apply this with the thin brush to give some shade to my white stripes and to dot.
- L'Oréal Color rich 609 Divine Indigo, used to do the ruffian.





So, What do you think of this manicure? Nice or too much?

Please, don't forget to check what the other participants have done to their nails to represent this battle!
Citygirl907 (host)

Love!
Nati

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22 comments

  1. I love this mani! Definitely not too much!

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    1. Thanks Ina, I'm glad you like it!

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  2. I love it too!!! Very creative!
    Love the colours you have chosen to!!
    Bellissima!! :D
    xx

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  3. Absolutely beautiful and so chic/cute! I think you did the striping very well, it makes a differents to see the stripes on the base, I really like it. I hope you and your son have a great day, it sounds like a cute holiday for the little ones! :) Also thank you so much for the Liebster award I am so grateful! Sorry I've not been able to comment as often times are hectic! <3 xx

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Ithi, I hope you're doing better now <3

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  4. wow! i love it. the blue is amazing on its own, and i love the accent nail.

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    1. Thanks Shine eye! love your ruffian too!

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  5. Hi Nati, I adore this mani, absolutely stunning!!!!! My boyfriend got me a Grittibaenz too <3 ;-)!!!! The move developped into a nightmare - ran around all day smoothing feathers over the seating plan - aaaaargh!!!!

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    1. Hi Christine, thanks for your nice comment. Aaargh, nightmare moving related, hope you get the best place in the office!

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  6. Wow I LOVE this!!!! So creative and no, it isn't too much!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Vicky! I appreciate your comment I do admire your nail art <3!

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  7. These are amazing! Hope you and your son had a wonderful day! x

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    1. Thanks Kristy! we did have fun, it was very nice.

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  8. These are absolutely Gorgeous, with a capital G! I love that rich L'oreal colour, I might look in store tomorrow for it.

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    1. Thanks Christine May, the L'oréal colour is very good one in my opinion.

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  9. definitely not too much, I think this is great:) good work on the challenge!!!!

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  10. wow that must be a first - unusual and striking!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Annie Suzie!

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  11. What`s the name of the top coat?

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  12. Hi Sorina! Thanks for reading. I wasn't wearing a topcoat for these pictures. But I usually use seche vite.

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