Saturday, August 30, 2014

Alphabet Nail Art Challenge: Letter R and a Mani Swap

Hello my lovelies! It's the weekend, yaay! I woke up this morning in a really good mood and didn't want to leave my bed because I'm currently reading a great book (Stephen King's Doctor Sleep). I finally decided to get my act together and write this post for you because I'm really excited to show today's manicure. First off, some of you might remember the Alphabet Nail Art Challenge that I participated in a couple of times. It's been a long while since I did a manicure for this challenge and it was high time because they got to letter R already so it's gonna be over soon. This week's theme was perfect for what I already wanted to show you today. My first ever mani swap! If you don't know what that is, you basically get inspired by another nail artist and recreate one of their manicures while they recreate one of your manicures as well. Naturally my first ever mani swap had to be with my best friend in the nail world and a person who has become a great friend in my real life too. Her name is Kinga and we met on Instagram over a year ago. After that we met in real life and we now live 10 minutes away from each other. She also has a blog called Polish Blue My Mind, so I urge you to get over there and show her some love because she's incredibly talented. I recreated one of my favorite manicures from her blog. Here's what came out.

Isn't this gorgeous? I'm not tooting my own horn here because Kinga is the actual creator of this manicure. She even has a little tutorial video for these roses so it was really easy for me to recreate them. You can check out her original post for this manicure here.

For this manicure I started with a base of Sation Strumming My Nails on all my nails but the ring finger. I then used acrylic paints and a thin nail art brush to paint the roses following Kinga's tutorial. The accent nail is two coats of OPI Crown Me Already!, a perfect silver glitter. I think these nails are very easy to create and the effect is gorgeous and unique. I just love them so much!

Since this was a mani swap, of course Kinga had to recreate one of my manicures. She chose my tribal gradient from a few months ago and boy did she do a great job! She used neon polishes so her result is brighter and more fun than mine. Here's a sneak peek of her mani but you will need to go to her blog to see it better.

L-original manicures, R-recreations
I'm so happy that I got to do this mani swap with Kinga! It was a real pleasure to get inspired by her and I'd like to thank her again for that. I hope you enjoyed these nails! Make sure you check out the other R manicures from this week by visiting these ladies:

Mădălina -
Andra -
Andreea -
Rita -
Oana -
Andrea -
Madalina -
Oana -
Ella -
Deyutza -
Andra (Sophie) -


  1. vai ce frumosi sunt trandafirasii , sunt facuti de tine nu ? Nu sunt water decal

  2. What a lovely manicure swap! These look fantastic!

  3. Nu am cuvinte pt cat de frumosi ti-au iesit trandafirii!!! Sunt decal-uri, nu? :))
    Multumesc din suflet pentru cuvintele frumoase, sa stii ca ma bucur enorm ca ti-au placut trandafirii si te-ai hotarat sa le recreezi. Sunt absolut superbi! Ca si postarea de altfel. Multumesc, si la cat mai multe colaborari :*

  4. Ce bine arata trandafirasi ♥

  5. Foarte frumoase unghiute ati facut,trandafirasii sunt superbi <3

  6. Trandafrii sunt perfecti si imi place unghia accent in aceasta combinatie!

  7. superb! amandoua va-ti descurcat grozav! <3


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