21 Feb 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Abstract

Hello everyone! Its Abstract week over at FingerFood's Theme Buffet and as everyone knows I love abstract! I intended to go with one of my traditional swirly "out there" abstracts but then I did this mani (intending to use it for something else entirely!), and thought it would go well here!

I started with three coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Deep Blue Sea and added a coat of Seche Vite. Once dry, I used a large dotter to create large dots on each nail, then added a smaller dot of white inside and another smaller contrasting dot in the middle. In between, I added smaller white dots with one inset colour. I would love to list all the colours I used in the dots for this mani, but the only repeated colour is LA Colors French White and this post would be waaaaaay too long! I left them to dry and finished with a final coat of Seche Vite.





I'm so in love with these and am planning on recreating them for the weekend! Well, I was until I sliced through my cuticle and the top part of my finger while trying to slice through a grape stalk today. No more pretty nail pics from me for a while lol - I'm so lucky I managed to build up my mani stash this week and I still have so many great guest posts on the way for you all.

Our theme for next week is "Cute". I haven't decided where to go with that one just yet, but we'll all be posting from Sunday so be sure to check out all our designs :)

Sam xx

15 comments:

  1. love this so much! !!!!! beautiful work !

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  2. Wow that is a lot of color dotting and layering. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great workout mani as I was up and down picking polishes the entire way through :)

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  3. I absolutely love this mani Sam :) you have picked great colors that work good together for this design.and I do like that Deep Blue Sea polish great job hun xxx

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Deep Blue Sea is one of the polishes that pops up in Poundland a lot, but I haven't seen it for ages and I'm nearly out! I'm going to be pulling all those little packs off their shelves tomorrow as I search for it lol! :) xx

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  4. wow, what a beautiful manicure!
    I really love all the different colors that you used to make this nail art!

    Xx Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia! It took a long time but it was worth it :)

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  5. It's awesome, How nicely you converted dots to lovely abstract !!

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    1. Thank you Anita! Its such a simple idea, but worked out really well!

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  6. Sam, this is faaaaaaaaaaaab! I love them! They're so colourful and all kinds of awesome =D

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  7. Thanks Jenni! Super simple design but my brain hurt from making sure I didn't repeat colours! :) xx

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  8. Wow, perfectly done! My old time favorite design. Your colours are just amazing.

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