Nov 18, 2013

33DC - Day 25: A nail art technique new for you


Happy Friday my dears! Guess who's happy today? Don't mind me...
Any nice plans for the weekend? Why don't you ever tell me?! too shy? no plans :( ?
Today is day 25 of the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33 Days Challenge and the prompt is "a new technique for you", that is for me, not for YOU. I always find the "pond" technique very cool so I decided to do a slight variation of it with flowers.




The "pond technique" is like a "jelly sandwich in a way, but painting dots in between coats of jelly nail polish, and the final look is supposed to emulate rocks or leaves at the bottom of a pond seen through the water.
For this manicure I used several coats of OPI Guy meets Gal-veston, and in between coats painted some little flowers using China Glaze Snow and a dotting tool. The effect I wanted was the optical illusion that some flowers are "deeper sunk" in the nail polish, whereas others are "floating" on it as if it was a pond. But of course I don't think this could qualify as a proper "pond manicure" because of the colours, lol.

Have you tried this technique? Or any jelly sandwich? What do you think about it?
Don't forget to pay a visit to my co-challengers!
Love,
Nati





14 comments

  1. It is so pretty, takes me right back to summer :)

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    1. Thank you Maria, I think about summer too when I see this mani.

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  2. Hey Nati, this is SO girly! It'd be so lovely in spring and summer!

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    1. Thank you Sunny, I think so too :)

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  3. hehehe estás un poco confundida, hoy es lunes hehe, bueno planes del fin de no,
    esterilizaron a una de mis locas, y nos tenía en casa, ahora anda con una lampara en su cabesita , teníamos que controlarla un poco, por que la más chiquita es muy curiosa y le quería lamer la herida.

    por cierto quedó muy bello el deseño estas sin son flores que me gustan.

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    1. Jajaja eso no es todo! Era peor!
      Resulta que programé este post para el viernes. Cuando por casualidad me di cuenta q para el viernes tenía q hacer el post del color más usado! entonces me apuré, me apuré mucho a escribir el del color más usado para el viernes, y todo lo q hice fue cambiar la fecha de este para el lunes. Jajaja como lo puse tan temprano ni lo leí antes q se publicara, y ahora no lo puedo corregir porque cuando lo hago me cambia la fecha del feed :D
      Bueno, lo dejaré de broma, por si algún desprevenido se alegra de q es viernes, jajaja.
      Tus "locas" son perritas o gatitas? u otro animalito? porqué tiene una lámpara en la cabeza? no sé yo no tengo mascotas :(

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    2. Si son perritas , como la operaron tiene un surgical cone en la cabesita para que no se lama la herida. Por cierto le dio por sentarse al lado mio en este momento. Esta sentada como una persona con el traserito en el asiento y la espalda en el espaldar. Como anda así se lo permito.



      Pensé que te había pasado algo así por el estilo. heheh no es nada no creo que muchos se dieran cuenta hehe

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  4. Ciao Nati! This was sooooo pretty! I love it! I have actually thought of doing a pond manicure with flowers instead of dots!! :D You beat me to it! ;) Maybe I'll try it anyway ;) Baci! xx

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    1. Grazie Cara! I'm glad you liked it. And I was not the first one to have this idea, I saw it somewhere else, sometime ago, but I can't remember where :/
      You need to try it! I'm sure you'll do 100 times better than me :) bacioni, xx

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  5. Oh, very pretty, I love floral manicures and I love the final effect! :-)

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    1. Thank you Tatjana! certo che a fianco ai tuoi fiori meravigliosi questi sono scarabocchi, ma che ci vuoi fare :P

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    2. Ma, che dici! Questo è una manicure adorabile e ben riuscita! :-)

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  6. Oh, I love this! I've only seen it a couple of times on blogs, etc, but I think there should be more of this! I really really like it, lol, but never tried it myself before (I don't think I even have a "true" jelly polish to achieve this look).
    Yours looks so cute.

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    1. Thank you sweetie! You're right, it's a very pretty technique, should be more popular! You should try :)

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