Ideas for reusing a manicure....

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hello all!  I hope your week is going well!  I have not. stopped.  I have been so super busy with ACTUAL LIFE (well, work *mad face* ), and I think every part of me aches from all the walking and running around I've done the last few days.  Anyway, I am in a comfy(ish!) seat now and thought I'd show you some ideas for reusing a manicure.

Last week I showed you a rainbow fishscale manicure that took eleven billionty years to do, and I couldn't bear taking it off straight away, so I breathed some life into it by jazzing it up into a snakey manicure.

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So, remember my fishtail gradient the other day?

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I decided to show you a couple of ideas for jazzing up a fishtail manicure.  First up; POLKA DOTS.  I do love my polka dots, and I thought they'd be a great way of adding some extra fun to a fishtail manicure.  For this one, I used exactly the same colours, but in a reverse direction, and a really small dotting tool to put the dots on.  I reckon that there are loads of ways you could add dots, perhaps just use a black or a white and dot along alternate stripes... anyway, I think this works pretty well, it's kind of turned into a tribal manicure.

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Next up, I decided to use some nail guides again.  This time I used a zig-zag nail guide (you can get all kinds of shapes and sizes for nails guides for pennies on eBay).  I then used A-England Excalibur as this is a great one coater, plus I thought silver would be a great contrast to all the colours used in this mani.

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Anyway, I hope you like these ideas!  Also, if you haven't already entered my giveaway, there's not long to go now, so get your entry counted!  Good luck!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I totally missed the snakes last week. They're FANTASTIC! I love what you did with the fishtail as well, especially the zig-zag.

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  2. That polka dot mani is AMAZING!

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  3. wow great ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

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