Sunday, November 20, 2011

Step by Step: Sparkly Purple Zebra Print

I don't have time for doing my nails so often as before but I still want my nails to be pretty. I usually pick a color I like and wear it for a week without a chip, but because my nails are so short, I decided to make something else. :)

I shorten my nails 2 days ago, because I had some major breaks lately and if you read my blog for a while, you know I hate when my nails aren't all square or same lenght. So, it was time for a fresh start. I have a birthday next month so I decided to slowly grow them out till then. :)

Here's what I came up with. :) All pictures in this post were taken under daylight bulb with black background. 

If you want to see step by step pictures (a.k.a tiny picture spam), click read more. :)

I actually didn't know how will this turn out but I'm quite happy with the result. You can pick different colors to achieve this look so be creative. :) Or you can stop at the individual step, because all steps can be worn on its own too. It's not so hard to achieve this final look, I know you could do it even without tutorial but if I already took all the photos I'm posting these, maybe will someone find them helpful. :)

All you need is a base color, 2 glittery polish, piece of sponge, an image plate with zebra pattern and a stamping polish. :) For this manicure I used:

 Essence Nail Art Protecting Base Coat
OPI - Teenage Dream
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer
Piece of Sponge, Stamping Kit

I started with 2 coats of Milani - Hi-Res.

Then I added 1 coat of OPI - Teenage Dream to achieve more glittery sparkling look. Teenage Dream is a sheer pink jelly base with different sizes of glitter including gorgeous holographic glitter that's why I decided to use it. :)

I sponged Orly - Bubbly Bombshell all over my nails. Sponging doesn't have to perfect, I just added a hint of purple on my nails. :) The picture below is blurry because I didn't saw that my macro option wasn't on.

Then I stamped zebra pattern from BM-223 and Wet n Wild - Black Créme nail polish on my nails and finished my manicure with a layer of TC. :)

 Essence - Nail Art Protecting Base Coat
Milani - Hi-Res / 2 coats
OPI - Teenage Dream / sponged
Orly - Bubbly Bombshell / sponged
 Wet n Wild - Black Créme & BM-223 / stamping
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer 

I wish I could capture all its beauty on photo, but I just can't. The holographic glitter is just sparkling under the zebra print, which makes this manicure so special. :)

What do you think? Will you try it out? Let me know if you like these step by step pictures. Since I got a daylight bulb I can easily do my nails at night and take pictures. :) Let me know if you're interested to see more posts like this. :)

Have a nice beggining of the week! :rainbow Thanks for reading!

Ivana :k

35 Comment(s):

  1. Love , Love , Love ....Love.... :P

  2. Oh, I'm loving these! Gorgeous colors. <3

  3. looks beautiful! I might try this in green, since I have the green milani holo. I love the step by step photos they are really helpful

  4. Thanks for the tutorial!!
    such a great mani!

  5. This layering is really impressive!

  6. OMG! It look's so amazing!
    You have so beautiful nails and great ideas!
    Greetz from Austria


  7. this is gorgeous!! I especially love the glitter gradient! Oh how I need to get my hands on those milani 3d polishes! I just had to cut all my nails down too, my middle finger broke down to the tip & my short nails are little nubs compared to urs lol .. ull see what im talking about in my upcoming posts lol xx <3

  8. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it's good to hear that you like this manicure! :h

    @drastic actions: Let me know how did it turn out! :) Thanks for the comment, now I might do more posts like these. It is a tiny picture spam but at least someone find them helpful. :h

    @rock-or-not: You're welcome! Glad you like it. :i

    @Anja: Thank you so much for your comments! Greetings back from Slovenia! :k

    @Prettyfulz: Thanks! :) Good to hear I'm not alone with short nails. :P Oh well, they'll grow back soon so no worries. :i I'm sure your nails look gorgeous as always!

  9. AWE-SOME! Really beautiful... Love the colors too! ♥

  10. Your nails are beautiful even when they are short.
    I love the final result. Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. OMG i really love this!! great job!! i will have to try this out one day!!

  12. divan mi je konacni rezultat, bolje izgleda sa stampingom nego bez

  13. e, sad ću stvarno past na :v
    fantastično :L

  14. Too pink and glittery for me-but I really love the stamp! your nails are not that short!! They still look good!

  15. Ti si res prava umetnica. Lepo <3

  16. This is so creative. I love how you added Teenage Dream and sponged Bubbly Bomshell. It adds another dynamic to Hi-Res! It's a perfect sparkly zebra!

  17. Thanks ladies for your sweet comments. :) I'm so happy to hear you like it. <3 I will try to do more manicures like this. :) It's more fun having short nails with a design like this. 8)

    @Carolina: Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. :k

    @Fingers: Thanks dear. :e You can change the colors and get another color combination that you'd love. :)

    @Nail Stories: Ty. :h I didn't know how it'll come out, but I'm really happy with the result. TD add another dimension to this mani with amazing holographic glitter. <3

  18. Iv', this is amazing !
    Can't stop looking at it ! :)
    Xx. S

  19. Ivana this is beautiful!! i did a similar one recently but yours is just gorgeous <3

  20. @S.: Awww, thanks dear, glad you like it! <3

    @rebecca: Yap, you're also killing us with some awesome gradient and stamping skills. <3 Ty. :h

  21. Aww, It looks great, I love it! :)

    xoxo from Slovakia :)

  22. Oh wow - I love this look so much! Great combination of pinks! :)


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