Wednesday, November 7, 2012

China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum: What can you do with two bottles of polish???

Hey everyone - I'm back. Maybe you didn't notice I was gone, but I usually post at least once a week, and it's been longer than that. I am just so busy lately, I don't get much time to do my nails. But the wait is worth it. I have for you today a two-for-one!! These manicures were done for the two bottle nail art challenge being held by Nailed It. I decided to go with a new favorite of mine: China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum, and a simple white, Pure Ice Super Star!. Take a look at my first design.

I painted on China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum, and then mixed it with Pure Ice Super Star! to make several different shades for an ombre effect. I really like how this turned out, even though my lines are a bit imperfect. It looks great in real-life. The swirls were painted freehand using a small nail art brush. The dots were added using a small dotting tool.

Here is China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum all by itself. LOVE.
I tried out a similar design on my right hand, mixing Purr-Fect Plum and Super Star! together in different amounts to paint each nail and make an ombre effect. Then, I painted my design with Super Star! (shakily with my left hand). I like this one too, but decided that I liked my first design better. So there you have it. Two bottles of nail polish. Two different designs. I'm pretty happy with this little adventure. :)

Here is my ombre all by itself. Pardon the thumb - I got excited and started painting before I remembered to take the pic. :)

Here's a pic of my (messy) workspace, so you can see the colors I used and how I mixed them.

If you have time, enter this challenge yourself. It was fun to spend some time getting creative and trying to come up with a unique idea. You can enter using the link above or here.

Thanks for looking!