Monday, June 25, 2012

#ManicureMonday: Pinterest Manicure


I found this manicure inspiration on Pinterest awhile back, and was excited to finally implement it.  Here's the original manicure:

I looked high and low for chevron nail strips to completely copy this manicure, but to no avail.  Now that I have the picture larger, I see that it's by hand, so I will be attempting that hopefully soon.

I purchased 2 nail polish (markers/pens) the other day and am excited to see the designs I can come up with.  I bought black to recreate an Aztec manicure and silver to create stripes.

I have become very obsessed with the accent nail (if you haven't noticed,) and I love this idea of a second accent nail.
I picked up these Nail Designs by Kiss at CVS in a few patterns, with Bodysuit (shown) being my favorite.  They are supposed to last up to 10 days, I just removed the manicure after a day to change it to match the dress I wore to my niece's graduation.


Application is very easy, and went on within a matter of seconds.  If you look closely you can see it's slightly too small for my nail, but I tend to paint my nail polish with a gap before my cuticles anyway.  Once applied, it's exactly like you're wearing nail polish, just WAY more snazzy!


I used {2} coats of Zoya 'Ali', {2} coats of Orly 'Dazzle', and one Bodysuit strip on each hand.

Zoya 'Ali' is a beautiful bright watermelon pink, which the camera doesn't accurately catch.  It's almost neon in its brightness, and I'm ashamed to say it's been sitting on my untried shelf for months.  I picked it up on Ulta clearance for $3.99 and will be bring it out more now that it's summer.


I chose 'Ali' because if you look closely at the strip, there is some pink in the nail print design, which perfectly matches 'Ali.'

Here's a comparison shot of the same mani in different lighting.  The left picture is daylight, where the right is under a regular compact fluorescent light bulb.

It's so funny how nail polish, especially neons, can throw off a camera so much!

The picture on the left is actually the most accurate, with Zoya 'Ali' being a little more on orange-pink side.


So, what do you think of the new 2-nail accent trend, is that something you'd recreate?


Head over to JustLove.ly and Glitter & Gloss to see some more manicures, guaranteed to make a Monday more bearable!


25 comments:

  1. love this amy! i need more leopard in my life.

    xXo Megan

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  2. Very cool! Too funny, I pinned that same chevron/pink mani and am obsessed with trying it! I actually just ordered this from Etsy a few days ago to help with the chevron: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95084893/1-sheet-of-44-chevron-nail-decals-you Hope that helps! I plan on trying the mani soon!

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  3. I just jumped on the accent nail train but I think I like the 2 nail trend better than just one - for whatever reason it just seems more finished than the single nail. I love the chevron manicure but your leopard is great!

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  4. I love your mani this week! So fun! I also love the chevron stripes from the pinterest pin. I am addicted to chevron!

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  5. LOVE this idea! I like yours better than the chevrons ;)

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  6. Too cute! I love both of those options. (:

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  7. Ok I am so stealing something similar to this!! Love it!!

    xo, Jersey Girl

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  8. These are awesome!! Love the two nail accent, and I'll be doing it for sure! :)

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  9. So cute! I'm following on bloglovin now so I get to see your Mani Monday every week! :)

    Evani from SimplyEvani

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  10. this turned out amazing and i'm so putting this on my to-do list of next things to try!! xo thanks for linking up to mani-monday

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  11. Love the chevron! I used striping tape to make my chevron manicure a few months back, but using a pen would probably be a lot easier!

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  12. Love the chevron! You are so good at nails. Please come be my personal nail person :D

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  13. Absolutely love this mani! And I see you know where to get the chevron strips now, I can't wait to see what you come up with for those! Newest follower from Mani-Monday!

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  14. LOVE!!! I have seen some kiss strips (the neon zebra) that I wanted to try but wasn't sure how they compare to the Sally hansen's. Love the mix!!

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  15. I totally love the chevron with pink and gold/silver. I don't know how anyone could do that by hand. Wow! But I actually love how you recreated the look.

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  16. You've inspired my next manicure! I just got mint chevron nail polish strips from Jamberry!
    excited to try it with the gold glitter and hot pink
    xx

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  17. Ahhh, I totally LOVE this mani! Two accent fingers = hell yes!!! Gonna def be doing something similar in the future! Always love your manis! :)

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  18. Your nails look fabulous! I love all the different things going on - so fun :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Super Cute and congrats on 200 followers.

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  20. I really like the Kiss nail dresses! I did the jeweled leopard ones on my toes and they lasted forever!! Thanks for linking up with Mani Monday!!

    xo,
    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

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  21. Love love love this manicure!! Gorgeous!

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  22. Oh wow - love all of these! I just don't think I'm talented enough to pull these off!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  23. This is gorgeous! Great reinterpretation of the inspiration pic, I love how this came out! :)

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  24. I love the use of the nail design strips as an accent... it's a nice way to use them without wasting money, I feel like they can be pricey sometimes. I love the Zoya color too... I am getting more and more into neons.

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  25. LOVE seeing my nails on other blogs as inspiration!!! Just saw this and my new gels this time are leopard! Hahaha! Still sticking with the two accent nails!! Although, as I wrote on my blog, I think I should have tried 3! I wanted a leopard thumb also. Next time!!

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