Sunday, May 26, 2013

Minty Skittlette

Hello my lovelies and happy Sunday! I hope you are getting good weather where you are. It's been raining daily over here and it doesn't really feel like spring. The manicure I'm showing you today is the one I wore last weekend. We had some sun so I decided to mix a minty spring color with some holographic accents. Here's the result. 



I started with a base of Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books, a new minty polish I got a few weeks ago. I know I own a lot of similar shades, but I just couldn't resist this beauty. It's the first NOPI polish I try and I'm in love with the formula. It needed 2 easy coats to be opaque and dries to a beautiful shine. The picture below is without top coat. 

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books indoors, artificial light
I'm not a fan of Modern Family, so my purchase didn't have anything to do with that. This polish is just the perfect shade of mint. I decided to pair it with China Glaze Atlantis, a holo glitter that I haven't used in ages. I used 2 coats of Atlantis on the ring finger and thumb. On the pointer I stamped with Kiko 401 and an image from plate BM-320. It's a very cool image because it looks like a water marble when in fact it's effortless stamping. Finally, the pinkie and middle finger have a simple black star rhinestone. 


And here's how it looks in the sun. The holo glitter in Atlantis is amazing! 


I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of this types of manicures. I usually do all nails the same or just an accent finger. It was fun to switch it up though. What do you think? 


16 comments:

  1. What a great mani! And I actually thought that was a perfectly executed water marbling on your pointer until I read in the post that is, in fact, a stamped image :) Being a sucker for all minty colors, I'm in love with these nails :)

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  2. Ce frumos ti-a iesit. Ador modele de acest gen.

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  3. I think it looks great!! I had to get used to this type of mani as well.

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  4. Ce frumusete de manichiura! Arata tare frumos oja Nicole, de cand o tot pandesc dar imi zic ca am suficiente oje mint :)) Cred ca pana la urma cedez tentatiei :))

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  5. CrisLitlleCornerMay 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Super frumoasa <3<3<3

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  6. Thank you! I guess we are all suckers for mints. That image can fool anyone, right? I imagine people are gonna use it and claim they did a perfect water marble. It should be illegal hehe.

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  7. Thank you! It's kinda hard to get used to so I only do them from time to time.

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  8. Multumesc mult! Eu zic ca merita s-o iei. E de calitate mult mai buna decat alte marci si cred ca e inca la reducere in DM. Mai are rost sa zic cat e de superba nuanta?

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  9. Polish AlcoholicMay 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Gorgeous! If you didn't mentioned that it's a stamp on your pointer, I'd believe it's a perfect water marble :D

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  10. TammysFavoriteThingsMay 28, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    I love mix & match mani's; this one is so adorable! <3

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  11. Foarte frumoasa manichiura :*

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