Feb 16, 2013

The Battle Challenge: #16 inspired by a texture vs. pattern


Hello my dears! Happy Saturday!!
I hope you all spent Valentine's Day in the best possible way. I enjoyed a tête-à-tête dinner with my hubby, and it was soooo romantic (and also fun). I really think there should be a Valentine's day once per month (at least, lol).


Today is the 16th battle of this Challenge and is an inspiration battle: Texture vs. pattern. We've been seeing a lot of texture polish lately, and I'm not much of a fan for texture thingy on my nails. So I went for the most classic pattern in the world: pied-de-poule or hound's-tooth pattern.
Of course I had to introduce some twist to it, because I wasn't feeling much the classic black and white.


For this mani I used two coats of China Glaze Flying dragon, which dries matte. I left it that way because I liked the idea of the "tissue look" matte shades can bring along. I stamped over it with Maybelline Winner takes it all! using the Konad plate m63. I really got the impression my stamping skill have improved, do you think so too?
I like a lot the combo purple-gold, and I think it turned out quote fun despite being such a classic pattern.
What do you think about it? Do you like purple and gold together?

I've noticed my fellows co-challengers haven't been posting much manicures for this challenge. So I might be a bit of a lonely runner, at this point, but I'm a very proud one! so you may check my fellows blogs even if it seems nobody is doing the challenge any more, LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love! 
Nati

14 comments

  1. Salut Nati, hail to you for keeping up the challenge torch!!! I am always exited for your challenge posts - you got a fan here ;-)!!! And your stamping skills improved??? You kiddin' me???? They are AWESOME!!! I love your mani, especially that you did not go for the classic black and white but purple and gold. I love this baroque color combination. So sweet how pink you are with your hubby - <3!!! I hope your little one is better by now - have a wonderful weekend sweetheart!!!

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    1. Christine, you always write such sweet comments, you surely boost my self-esteem, haha. Yep, my hubby and I we are quite "cheesy" but not all the time! Mostly because right now we are both totally in love with our baby, lol. He's getting better by the way, thanks for asking!
      Have a nice weekend you too!

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  2. Si pienso que has mejorado porque se ve muy bien, pues he visto mas del challenge creo que "Ashley is polish addicted "lo tiene.

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    1. Gracias Andrea, iré a ver el sitio que dices. besos!

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  3. Ohh wow, sooo beautiful! Great colours and pattern.

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  4. Gorgeous!! Love the purple/gold combo!

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I'm glad you liked it!

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  5. Ciao Nati!
    These are gorgeous! I love the colours and the stamping is perfect!! Great job!!
    I really like dogs tooth patterns! It's classy but still edgy. Baci cara! xx

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    1. Grazie cara, aprezzo tanto la tua opinione! bacioni, xx

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  6. Oh wow, that turned out really good! Great pattern, it is something very different and original.

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  7. Wow! I love houndstooth pattern and want to get the m63 plate! :) Now you seems like a pro stamper! I see no flaws on this manicure and I also liked the color combination! Pure perfection and I bow! :D

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  8. Really beautiful Nati! Great stamping!

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  9. I just love love love it! And the color combination is perfect ;))

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