Wednesday, June 8, 2011

stripey POTC mani!

Nail art for you todayyyy.

If you don't know what POTC means - it's Pirates of the Caribbean! This mani was done with three shades from the POTC collection from OPI.

This mani made me sad that I only bought the minis of these colors. :'(

Before I show it to you, I want to point out that I took this design from Bright Lights Big Color! She recently posted a bunch of nail art pictures and I saw this manicure and knew I had to do it.
Her colors were in a different order but I had to use Mermaids Tears first as that is my only full sized bottle so I didn't mind doing my entire nail with it :P


OPI - Mermaids Tears, Planks A Lot, and Sparrow Me The Drama.
I stamped from Konad m57 with Color Club - Worth The Risque. In Landa's photo the stamping wasn't too harsh and I didn't want mine to be either, which is why I went with the less opaque silver polish for stamping.


If you're familiar with these colors you know that they photograph a little too brightly - so here is a photo without flash that shows the true muted tones.


I liked this mani so much that I've had it on for like 5 days now. I even cut down my nails, and half of the pink is gone, but I'm still wearing it. Haha!

I didn't use tape between the lines - I am too impatient for that and I always end up doing the tape too soon and pull off the polish.
So this was freehanded, but it was with the mini polishes so the freehanding was probably a bit easier with the small brush. Here's what it looked like before the stamping:


A bit Easter-egg-like I guess, but I still love it.


Luvvvvv it.

I'm going to some beauty supply stores meant for professionals today, I wonder what I'll return home with?

22 comments:

  1. I like this manicure a lot!

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  2. I loooove the colors! The animal print makes it even better :)

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  3. Can't wait to hear about supply stores, I'm addicted lol

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  4. Very pretty! I must try this look as well :)

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  5. I did them same thing with the mini bottles and had to go back and do full size stranger tides.

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  6. Oh this is cute!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. nice! i made sth similar some time ago

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  8. super pretty! It's springish but more fun with the leopard!

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  9. Very nice, pretty color combo :)

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  10. Gorgeous. I have yet to use this collection for anything, I'm waiting for the right inspiration to hit!

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  11. Those colors look PERFECT together!

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  12. wow!! i love the colours uve used. :)

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  13. Looks great, lovely stripey manis, and pastel nails too. :D

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  14. I really like the combination of these 3 colours. Very pretty :-)

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  15. Love it! Those are the only three colours I bought from the PotC collection so I'm definitely going to try this :)

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  16. This looks really cute, I also love it without the stamping!

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