Monday, January 20, 2014

Fabric swatch-spiration skittles

Mehhhhhh NUBS!!

Yeah you read that right.. NUBS! T.T I haven't had a bad break in a long time so I suppose it was about time. I snapped off my middle finger nail trying to pull up my covers on my bed. I won't repeat to you all the select words I decided to use when it happened.... I don't want to skew your view of me! ;) LOL Needless to say I wasn't a happy camper. So I filed my nails back down to nubs, my middle nail actually snapped the corner off lower then I could file but I tried to position my nails so that you couldn't quite see that part ;) 

Anyways, I was surfing the web looking for some nail inspiration and I have heard that some bloggers use fabric swatches for inspiration and I'm like "DUH" why haven't I tried that? -_- Sometimes I'm not the brightest crayon in the box... or ever ;) But hey what are you going to do?? One of the first things that came up was a pile of pastel yellow and gray fabric swatches with various patterns and I immediately fell in love. I didn't use all of the patterns on the fabric because I just wanted to run with the yellow / gray idea and I'm super excited about the out come!

I started with a white base of OPI Alpine Snow on my index finger. On my pinky and thumb I used E.L.F Misty Haze and on my middle and ring I used Lime Crime Crema De Limon. I used white acrylic paint for all of the details except for my index where I used E.L.F Misty Haze to create the chevrons. I top coated everything with a generous coat of Poshe and I was good to go :) 






How did I do camouflaging the break? With the exception of the middle picture of course.. I'm not really sure why I thought that was a good hand pose -_- lol! But I really loved the gray and pastel yellow color combination and I was so happy that all of the designs worked so well together! I know it's a little bit difficult to see the designs on the yellow nails, they were much more apparent in real life, but I like that it gives the finished product a soft look.

What do you think?
Thanks loves :)  

12 comments:

  1. Woah girl. Yu call that nubs??
    I wihl my nails were that long and equal like yours D:

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  2. Super pretty - nubs or not, I love the colors used :)

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    1. Thanks so much Maria! Something about yellow and gray just catchers my eye I'm really surprised i haven't used it before!

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  3. Nubs?! That is my perfect and preferred nail length :) I did a skittles manicure today too! Great minds think alike right?

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    1. Lol! ! It looks great on you! I just feel naked now haha! ! And great minds absolutely think alike! :)

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  4. I actually love this nail length - anything you do on your nails will look great on any length :) However, I am a HUGE sucker for grey and yellow!

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    1. Aww Thank you so much Stephanie! I never even knew how much i loved gray and yellow until now! Lol! :)

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