Jan 31, 2014

Giardino d'inverno: Butterfly nail art


Hello my sweeties!
Welcome to the fourth appointment in the "Winter Garden" challenge organized by the lovely Francine from The Beauty case blog. Today's prompt is "giardino d'inverno" and has been proposed by Sara, so I went with a pretty matte butterfly design.

For this mani I used a rather particular nail polish. This is Manhattan #10C, which is clear base loaded with lilac shimmer, which gives the impression of being a lilac base in certain angles, with magenta and purple roung glitter (here you can see a glossy swatch by Christine layered over a gorgeous purple). Formula and consistency are quite good, except for the slow drying time. Once dried it has a satiny finish, which I think is due to the lilac shimmer.




I applied three coats of Manhattan 10C (without "undies") and waited for it to dry. Then using a black nail art pen I draw the lines for the butterfly wings on my middle and ring fingernails and added some thinner lines and tiny silver dots using a nail polish liner. I finally added a coat of Essie matte about you to give a total matte look to the manicure.

I quite like the final result, I think while the butterfly is Spring inspiring, the colours used have the "cold" feeling the Winter garden would suggest. What do you think about it?
Don't forget to go check all the lovely participants! I'm sure you'll find many interesting manicures :)

Love,
Nati

*Banner edited by Gold Francine and Alice Biffi. Original picture source here.











21 comments

  1. Love it! I can clearly see your longing for spring :-)

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  2. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous - love it!!

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  3. Ma è bellissima! *______________*

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  4. Davvero bella! Mi fa pensare quelle serre in cui svolazzano libere le farfalle, a discapito della stagione esterna... :-)

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  5. Oh my, this is really pretty incredible, what a gorgeous design! And it's executed to perfection.

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  6. Beautiful! Great design and I love a base color!:)

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  7. what a pretty mani I love it the colour is lovely great job :)

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  8. Beautiful manicure -- I love the mixed purples in Manhattan #10C. Your freehand work is stunning!

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  9. Bravissima: le ali di farfalla sono magnifiche *___*

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  10. This looks awesome! I love butterflies! When I tried this nail art it came out hideous, I love freehanding but something went totally wrong.. But, I really must try it again, it looks so stunning!

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  11. I am always so jealous of butterfly nails. No way I can pull them off! These are so pretty <3

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  12. Gorgeous manicure, Nati! I love everything about this from the colours you chose to the design. Very unique to see a butterfly manicure that's matte, I really like it!

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  13. What a gorgeous mani! Brava! :)

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  14. Le ali di farfalla sono meravigliose! Sei stata davvero brava!

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  15. Mi piace molto! Che brava a fare i bordi a mano!!!
    Quel glitterino credevo che fosse uno dei Floam di Ninja Polish!

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  16. Ciao cara! I got so inspired by this that I did my own version of butterfly nails! I'll probably show it on Sunday. Hope you are able to check them out then! Stammi bene! Baci! xx

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  17. Che meraviglia, sono splendide!!!

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