11 May 2015

Saran & Flower Composite

And the milestones keep on coming! This is the 500th post at Did My Nails, and just like the three-year mark a few days back, I can hardly believe it. I'd have guessed maybe 200? 250? But the numbers don't lie, so five hundred it is!

I wanted to do something fun to mark the occasion, but I'm already mid-giveaway (adorable Skinfood swag in pastel brights and yes, it's international). Then I realized it's been forty billion years or so since I did a new layout for DMN, so... new layout for DMN! And to go with, a composite manicure in corresponding colours..

saran wrap composite manicure

With extra time for a do-over I'd have gone with black on that index nail, but I've been working like crazy over the past few days, both in graphics and coding for the new website digs as well as in Office, helping fine-tooth-comb a contract that represents just an obscene amount of planning and negotiating and late-night calls and herding cats. Plus I had to play boatloads of Disney Tsum Tsum. I mean, a girl's gotta have her priorities.

So the white is Sinful Colors Snow Me White, which I think I have about 4 bottles of now (I keep picking it up when I'm in the States because it's so cheap). The middle finger is a base of Zoya Dove, with saran wrap daubs of the white, China Glaze Immortal, Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris, and more Zoya Dove. I got it really swirled and layered this time by just going to town on it, one colour after another, and I love how textured and detailed it looks!

saran wrap composite manicure

The acrylic paint flowers are sitting on top of Sation Shock Me Twice Pink, a fantastic, pink neon with an electric shimmer. That polish is, in turn, sitting on top of a coat of OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh? to help it build. I tried it over white first, but there were streaks and sadness. The pale beige, which is very near my own skin colour, was a better foundation for it.

I've been sporting these nails for a couple of days now, wearing a lot of black and grey, and the splash of hot pink really pops! And hey, speaking of graceful segues? Don't forget to enter that giveaway!

(Now to sit back and wait to find out what part of my template I've managed to fry completely...)

13 comments:

  1. I love this. It looks so crisp and clean.

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  2. The new layout is fantastic, much better and stylish than the other! Congrats for that and for this stunning nail art!

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    1. Aw! Thank you so much!! I was definitely aiming for something a little more compact this time. Still getting used to not having a header (will probably go back to one eventually), but I kinda like the different look too. Thanks again! ♥

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  3. These are so fun, I love your little roses!

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  4. Love the new site design! And I always love roses. :)

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    1. Thank you, Delphi! It felt like time for a change to the site, but nail art for me always seems to mean flowers. (^_-)

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  5. I love the way you combined the colors and nail art!

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    1. Thanks very much, Maria! I had these colours swimming in my head for days, so it seemed like a fun thing to do... I just had to pick out my screaming-est pink for the job! (>_<)

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  6. Congrats on the post! Look at you all milestone-y!

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