Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spring Paisley

Hello lovelies! It's the first day of spring! I had something completely different planned for today. First there was the TPA Group challenge and the theme was reciprocal gradient. I tried to do one of those and failed miserably. Like seriously, it was a frustrating mess and I just couldn't try again because I was too upset. Then I also wanted to show you the February favorites but I decided to do something springy to celebrate the first day in March so the favorites post will be scheduled for tomorrow. The reciprocal gradient I tried to do yesterday was with pastels because I was in the mood for some spring colors. Instead I decided to do something more simple using lots of pastels and here's how it came out.


I started with a base of China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On and then used a sponge to randomly apply some other pastel colors on top. I also used China Glaze Lemon Fizz and Light As Air, as well as Illamasqua Caress. This kind of background is very easy to create and can be done with pastels, neons or whatever your heart desires.


I'm a big fan of the paisley print and of subtle stamping, so I decided to use Konad White to stamp the paisley image from plate BM-315 on top of the pastel background. I know it doesn't quite stand out but it goes well with the delicate pastel theme. I've used this stamp tons of times and I just can't get enough of it.


This manicure is perfect for spring! I have a big craving for spring colors right now so expect a bunch of similar manicures on the blog soon. I wish you all a happy happy spring!


11 comments:

  1. They are! I'm not a fan of the matte ones but a lot of people are. You should try them if you can find them.

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  2. Mie nu-mi plac chiar toate. Dar asta e geniala!

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  3. You must love this! I think everyone would!

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  4. Haha I used to be just like you when I was younger. I have a huge eyeliner collection that a barely use now. I think eyeshadow is easier to apply. Everything I know about makeup I learned from YouTube.

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  5. S-o folosesti sanatoasa! Sunt sigura ca o s-o folosesti aproape zilnic. E minunata.

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  6. You're manicure is lovely, I really like it! <3

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  7. I love subtle stamping. I think it looks really classy!

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  8. I love it! The paisley print looks great here. I like the subtleness to it :)

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  9. iubesc acest model, indiferent de culorile folosite, trebuie sa imi iau si eu aceasta placuta :-)

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  10. Stephanie LovestruckLacquerMarch 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    So soft and pretty! I can't believe it's the first day of spring it sure doesn't feel like it lol

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