Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pastel Pink & Roses... My take on Spring!

Another contest ladies! 2 contest in a row for me. :D But this one was a bit harder for me. :i Enamel Girl is having a Nail Art Stamping Contest Spring 2012. Theme is obviously Spring and you need to stamp something that reminds you of Spring. Spring always reminds me of pastel colors and flowers and that's what I was trying to recreate on my nails. :)

This is another manicure I always wanted to try out but I never did it until yesterday. S. tweeted me a picture of similar manicure ages ago and I just couldn't understand how it was made. I still don't, because my mani isn't even close to perfect as that one was. I wish I could show you a picture, but we can't remember where we saw it. :/

This is my second try on this manicure. First I applied 5 different pastels on each nails but the final result wasn't great. So I took it off and start again. I took my favorite baby pink polish with amazing application, Something Sweet by China Glaze. Some pastels have really awful formula, but all I tried from China Glaze are amazing. <3

And then the funny part begin and you're still probably wondering what I was trying to recreate well if you skip to the pictures you already know. :D You probably saw this pattern a million time, I showed it here, here and here and I can easily say that this pattern is my favorite! I got this plate from Dolores at Colorful Bottle's blog (btw she's back with a challenge so go and say hi! :) ).

Anyway this pattern was stamped on the pictures so perfectly with green leaves and pink or red roses, I can't really remember. So I tried yesterday but mine are far away from perfect. :D 
Daylight
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Nail Tek - Foundation 2
Essence - Once Upon a Time (TE FairyTale) + Kiko - #342 & Konad m65 / stamping
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

I wish I had daisy pattern but I don't, so roses will have to work. :D In case you're wondering how I made them look like this.... Here's a really quick tutorial! :)

Step 1: First I applied red shimmery color over roses. I simply put some drops where the roses are and when I covered all roses, I took a green for leaves and drop some polish all over them.



Step 2: When you cover the whole pattern with green and red or any color combination by your choice, scrap the polish off in diagonal way, just like I did on the picture below and you can still see how I scrapped it.You can also crap it from another corner I did and it'll still work. I still had some red on leaves and green on roses but it wasn't that bad, at least I don't think so. :)


I really love how it looks like so I probably won't remove this manicure until it totally chips. It definitely isn't perfect as I would want it to be, but if I can't do it, then I have to be satisfied with what I can do. :D If you have any tips how to make this pattern perfectly stamped in red and green, please let me know. I would love to find out. :D

Let me know what do you think about my take on Spring. Did you ever try to stamp pattern in different colors? 

If you are inspired by Spring and you have a stamping idea, be sure you'll enter the contest, you still have lots of time left to enter. There won't be only one winner but also 4 random winners so we all have a bit more chances to win anything, I wish. :D

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! :rainbow

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

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  1. I have not figured that out - I'm certainly going to try this tho. I had some patterns that would work awesome using that same technique!!

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    1. Yay! I'm not sure if this technique will work for all patterns but you should experiment a bit with scraping and see what works best for each pattern. :)

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  2. I think it turned out lovely! Much better than I could ever hope to accomplish! :D

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    1. Thank you Angie! :$ Don't say that, your stamping skills are way better as you think so you should try it out too!

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  3. I love it! I want to try it now and I put the China Glaze polish on my wishlist!

    <3 http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com/

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    1. Something Sweet is probably one of my favorite China Glaze. <3 Really gorgeous baby pink with flawless application. :)

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  4. Its very pretty! I like that you did the 2 colors in the stamp :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm so happy to hear that you like it! :$

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  5. This is stunning!!! I love how delicate the flowers look as well as the 2 colour stamping! Beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! :h

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  6. Oh, this is so funny! I just did my nails last night and i did kinda the same thing! I used a Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac(i think..) for my base color and then used China Glaze Spontaneous for the actual flower part and an Art Deco Green for the leaves. Very cool effect and I'll definitely be doing that again. :O Thanks for posting!!

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    1. Great minds think alike. :P Your combo also sounds gorgeous! I absolutely love it and definitely will try it again. :)

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  7. Wow this is beautiful! I never tried of stamping with two colors but now I will definitely try! Wonderful blog :b

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    1. Thank you Benna! :) You definitely should, you can create such a lovely effect. <3

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  8. This issuch as pretty mani Ivana and your stamping is great, it's not an easy process, i am still trying to master it:) Love the colours you use :)

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    1. Thank you Jo for your lovely compliment! :) It's a bit tricky but I'm sure we'll get better and better. :P

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  9. LOVE this mani... good luck :)

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    1. Thanks Iris! :) I will definitely need it! :P But if don't win anything, I still made a lovely manicure that my readers like. <3

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  10. super ti je manikurica :-D
    vidila sam i ovaj natječaj, ako uspijem išta pametno smislit odoh i ja ;-D
    vidila sam i da nam se dolores vratila, i baš mi je drago *.*

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    1. Hvala hvala. :) Jupi, jedva čekam, da vidim i tvoju manikuru! :i I meni. :)

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  11. Wow :o !!! Prekrasno,podsjeća me na onaj starinski porculan ;)))

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  12. I can't tell you how much I love this mani, especially for using two stamping colours at the same time. YOU ROCK!! And thanks for the small tutorial so we can copycat you, lol.

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    1. Aww thank you so much for this lovely comment. :) I can't wait to see your manicures!! <3

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  13. I think it looks amazing! No matter the pink on the leaves!

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    1. Thanks Simona. :) First I was really bothered with pink in the leaves but I couldn't make it better. :/ Oh well, maybe one day I'll master this. :D

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  14. Wow Ivana, what a great job!! I ♥ this manicure! I saw you entered the Nail Art Stamping contest from Enamel Girl... Girl... I sure hope you win! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :h Yap, I was inspired by her contest and I really wanted to something yesterday so instead of sleeping I did my nails 2 times in a row, because I didn't like my first try. :)

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    1. Hvala! :) Ah, da bi bilo popolno, potem bi rabila še tvoje nohte! <3

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  16. Wow this is really pretty :) And smart to use the plate like that!

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    1. Thanks Helga! :) I just wish it was more perfect. :$

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  17. Good luck ;3. Your nail art is so beautiful I need this plate with this lovely pattern too :D.

    lg Neru

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    1. Thanks Neru! This is probably my fave pattern, so you definitely need this plate! :)

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  18. I love that. So pretty. I'd get the plate but I hate buying plates where I only like one pattern on them.

    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.com

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    1. I also hate that! But you need to have this pattern. :P

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  19. mislim da sam i ja negdje vidjela slicnu manikuru, ali ne znam gdje, svidja mi se kako je tebi ispala, bez obzira na malo mijesanje boja

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    1. I ja se ne mogu setiti. :/ I meni se sviđa ali stvarno bi bilo bolje, kad se boje nebi pomješale. :D

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  20. This is lovely! The pastel light pink plays so well with the real/green you chose ! AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks Marta! :) This pastel pink has such a lovely formula, that's why I love it even more. :L

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  21. Wow so romantic... Xoxo V.V.

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  22. super je ratalo! morem probat! :)
    nekaj mesecev me ni bilo, pa vidim da se je tvoj blog kar razvil! :) cestitam, si nam v ponos! :) se bom tudi jaz v kratkem vrnila z bloganjem..
    lp :)

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