Sunday, 9 December 2012

BONUS! Inspired by a Flag Take 2!

I had a brain meltdown when I was painting my Flag inspired nails and ended up doing two manicures so you get a bonus 31 Day Challenge post today! I'd had this idea written down for ages and was really looking forward to doing it. I got so excited that I kind of forgot it was part of the challenge since the challenge has started becoming more of a chore than a pleasure at this point. So anyway, I decided on the Jamaican Flag nail art and then remembered that I actually wanted to do this so I did it anyway! By the way, it's inspired by a pirate flag!



I didn't want to go for the traditional black background so I took out one of my many 'near black' shades, Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon* and used two coats as my base. I painted on the skull and crossbones and sword detail with white and black acrylic paint using a small nail art brush
I added one coat of Revlon Facets of Fuschia to my thumb and pinky which I picked up for £1 in Discount UK and I'm pretty sure it's exactly, EXACTLY the same polish as Scandalous which is part of the current range and is retailing for £6.49! That is scandalous! 
Finally, I used two coats of NYC Top Coat to finish it all off.






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32 comments :

  1. WOW! This is so pretty Sammy! Oh and Facets of Fuschia and Scandalous are the same polish, FOF was limited edition, so they re-named it Scandalous :)

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  2. Wow! I love this! Great detail on the skull and swords :D

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  3. Hi Sammy, I just think your mani is awesome! The skull, crossed bones and swords look so realistic! and they are so sharply painted! I never tried to do details with acrylic paint, would love to see a tutorial about it.

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  4. Aw, I do love this! The Jamaican flag was good too but I love this.

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  5. This looks great! I love the glitter you used on your thumb and pinkie!

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  6. Perfect pirate nail art! I love this so, so much :) I would totally love to recreate this, but don't have the skills :D ♥

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  7. I wonder why they changed the name of the Revlon polish?

    Pirates are ALWAYS okay with me! Love this.

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  8. Facets of fuchsia was a limited edition, Revlon brought it back in to the permanent range but renamed it scandalous. Really like the pirate flag :)

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    1. Revlon also changed the name of Starry Pink to Popular.

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  9. wow great job it looks perfect!

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  10. The swords and the skull looks really good :-)
    And the Deborah Lippmann is quit nice :-)

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  11. I love seeing your challenge manis, you always manage to think outside the box when it comes to inspiration and this is friggin' awesome! I love the base too, such a beautiful polish!

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  12. I love this, it's really cute!

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  13. So awesome! When you do hand painting like this are you able to do both hands? People who are ambidextrous just astound me haha!

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  14. Si much more original than the Jamaica flag! Awesome drawing!!! You rock! :D

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  15. I'm so glad you decided to post this! I LOVE it - that freehand is so good it looks like a stamp!

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  16. This is one of the slickest manicures. You're so good!! Perfect colors with the theme and beautiful art job :)

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  17. Amazing nail art, awesome idea!

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  18. I love pirates and I love this mani! I wish I was better at freehand painting stuff on my nails but my hands just aren't steady enough... I think the pressure gets to me lol

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  19. This nail polish is beyond gorgeous! And i also like the design!:D

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  20. Love this manicure - I like that you didn't use a black background as well. The skull and crossbones reminds me of "The Goonies" LOL :)

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  21. You always come up with super cool manis!!

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  23. It has been quite a while since I didn't love a blog so much! I really feel connected with your style and love your "nerdy" tastes about movies ect. I didn't even know where to comment since I adore too many of your manis. They are so neat and well painted, unique and amzing! Since I am thinking of a pirate themed nail art for my carnival belated party next weekend, I have decided to let myself be indspired by that and commented here. I subbed immediately and will come back and let you inspire me. I would be so happy and honoured if you'd check and maybe follow my friendly blog where I am moving my first steps in the nail art world. You rock!

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