Jan 18, 2013

The Battle Challenge: #12 Creme vs. Shimmer


Hello my dears! Happy Friday!! How are you doing?  Any interesting programs for the weekend?
Today I have to show you the 12th battle of this challenge and it's all about cream vs. shimmer. I've chosen Essie Buttler Please! as a base because I wanted something really colourful and this is such a vibrant shade of blue, although it's not a traditional Essie creme, should I had gone for China Glaze For Audrey? I hesitated there. For the shimmery part I used two Max factor polishes: Meteorite (purple) and graffiti (teal), which I'll swatch for you soon.


I tried to draw some waves using a dotting tool, but I wasn't having the expected result, so I went with the polish brush directly, and kind of worked.


Don't be shy and tell me your thoughts about this mani. If you did something of the sort, what colours would you used?
Please, don't forget to check what the other participants have done to their nails to represent this battle!
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Wish you all a fantastic weekend!
Love!
Nati
 

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14 comments

  1. Looks great, nice colors and beautiful art!

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    1. Thanks Ann-Sofie! I'm so glad you liked it.

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  2. Nailside does a lot of designs like these. If you haven't checked her out, you should. :) Maybe the nail art would have been even cooler if the second wave or cloud shape would have been in the blue essie again. Like if there was a crack in the polish where the shimmer was. Saw something like that before and the middle color really popped! :)

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    1. Oh gelic that is such a great idea!! I definitely have to try that once! The list of things I need to try is so long :S
      You're right, on the pictures both shimmer look so alike you almost loose the wave desing in there... I should have thought it would happen because both shimmer have the same saturation and finish.
      Thanks for your always having great pieces of advice for me!!
      xx

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  3. Beautiful! I love the colours, they look so nice together. :)

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    1. Thanks Mateja! I appreciate your comment very much!

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  4. Ciao Nati! :D
    What a cool mani!! :D I love the blue base colour!!! <3
    The design is really fun and cool too!
    I use a roundshaped eyeshadow brush to to this sort of cloud shaped nail art. But your tecnique worked just as well! :)
    I feel so terrible not having been able to respond to your mail... I'll do it soon! I promise!! Take care cara! Baci! xx

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    1. Hi Jezz! I'm glad you liked it! And thanks for the tip of the eyeshadow brush, I'll see if I have one that I don't mind damping in polish, lol!
      Don't worry about the e-mail, like I said it's a hobby, so take it easy!
      bacioni! xx

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  5. Hi Nati, I am so sorry to not have been able to comment yesterday but we were out and about at a Birthday Party and by the time we got home I was too knackered to post an elligble comment ;-)!!! I think you did very well with this mani!!! I might not have changed the base color but might have considered a contrasting color for one of the waves to make them more pop??? But don't get me wrong - I love your mani!!! Bisou

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    1. Hi Christine! I absolutely got your point! and I should definitely try it, it is a very good advice!
      xxx

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  6. it's really cute, i love your blog! :)
    do you wanna follow each other?
    xoxo Miu
    www.thenailpolishaddiction.blogspot.hu

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    1. Hi Miu, thanks for your comment! I'd love to follow your blog, it's a good one!

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  7. I love waves like these! This design is on my "to do"-list for sometimes in the future :D I love the idea of using a shimmer over the creme.

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    1. Thanks Ina! yours will certainly be much better than this attempt! lol
      Love, xxx

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