Saturday, October 12, 2013

TPA Group Challenge: Inspired by Celebrity Nails

Hello my lovelies! The TPA Group Challenge continues today with another theme, namely nails inspired by celebrities. Usually, celebrities either have their nails very neutral or they have very blingy and flashy designs on them. None of those fits my taste, so it was pretty hard for me to find something I could recreate. I finally settled for two simple designs using tape. Let's start with Rihanna. 



Everybody knows that Rihanna's nails are always original and different. She often sports these almond shaped talons that are definitely too long for me but have a lovely shape. I chose to recreate this white and gold chevron manicure  and tried to file my nails a bit more pointy even though it's not too visible in the pictures. 


These were very easy to create with the help of tape. The white base is Sation Strumming my Nails and the gold is a-england Holy Grail (new version). The second manicure I recreated is the famous Ditta von Teese red half moon. This one didn't come out that great but I'm gonna show it to you anyway. 


I picked a darker red (Essence Late at Night) because I wanted to switch it up a bit since I used red last week too. The white I used for the half moon is Orly Au Champagne. I used some sticky paper circles to create the half moons and the result was a mess. It lifted at the edges and the polish bled everywhere, ruining the perfect line. I had to use a thin brush with polish and acetone to fix it, but I still couldn't get it to look perfect. Plus my Seche Vite shrunk the polish at the tips, making them look lighter. 


All in all, creating these nails was an interesting experience. Not sure which one of these manicures I would actually wear but probably the first one because the second one didn't look that good in real life. What about you? Would you wear these nails? Make sure you check out the other blogs participating in today's challenge: 



22 comments:

  1. foarte reusite ambele, sa stii. :D

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  2. Ambele imi plac, dar daca e sa aleg..prima este preferata mea.

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  3. Marisa (Polish Obsession)October 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I'm in love with the first mani!!! The colors are perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!!

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  5. Cea de-a doua manichiura imi place mai mult! Parca ar fi unghiile unei vampirite... ^_^

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  6. Hahaha ! Rihanna rules, şi eu tot pe ea am ales-o !!! :D Foarte faine ambele manichiuri, chiar impecabile aş spune ! :*

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  7. Prima arata foarte bine. Poate daca ai fi ales alta combinatie de culori, ti-ar placea si tie mai mult.
    Eu l-as incerca cu verde neon si albastru royal. :-)

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  8. Stephanie LovestruckLacquerOctober 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    I didn't have much luck trying to use those hole punch stickers for half moon mani either... I think they are too thick and not sticky enough so it's hard to get a nice line. Also when I tried the Dita Von Teese look I didn't put any polish underneath... so people kept thinking I just let my mani grow out and that's why the gap was there... and they were amazed that the tips were still so perfect! It was so awkward to explain haha... I really like your take on Rihanna... I never do French tips because I don't want to bother with getting nice curves... plus the white tips on all my nails is different. I really like the V shape tips you did instead... more interesting and seems easier to do... I'll have to give it a try sometime :)

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  9. Sunt foarte dragalase si au iesit foarte bine ambele modele ;)

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  10. Si a mea! Ma bucur ca-ti plac!

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  11. It was my favorite too. Holy Grail is just gorgeous. Thank you!

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  12. Haha, multumesc. Ideea e buna numai ca n-am pus-o in practica prea bine.

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  13. Iti multumesc mult! Cea half moon nu e chiar asa impecabila. E usor cu Rihanna ca are multe look-uri in palmares. Ceva pentru fiecare.

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  14. Combinatia am ales-o in functie de inspiratie. Oricum si mie mi-a placut prima. Si la a doua nu mi-a placut cum mi-a iesit, atata tot.

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  15. Your story is so funny! I've looked at a lot of pictures of Dita's manicures and decided to go for the version with a white half moon. My nails are stained and I don't like to show them to the world. You are totally right about the stickers! They are so thick. Plus my nails are very curved, so they always lift at the sides. I wish I could do freehand half moons but I think they would look even worse.
    You should really try the v-shapes! I think it's the second or third time I do something like this. I also did it with different colors on each finger so the possibilities are endless.

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