Friday, 25 January 2013

'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'

I felt like wearing a simple, clean springtime manicure today but I wanted to mix things up with a colour combination I haven't tried before - Green and Pink. The great thing about pastels is you can mix absolutely any colours, even ones that would normally hurt your eyes. Can you imagine a combination of bottle green and hot pink? I can and it's not an image I want to hold on to... but make them both pastels and it looks so freakin' pretty!




I used Sally Hansen Crinoline as my base colour with Green Tea just on my middle finger. I added three thin coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush Razzle Dazzler* to my ring finger to add some sophisticated sparkle. For the criss cross on my ring finger, I made sure the pink base was completely dry before applying small strips of striping tape using nail art tweezers. Then I painted on one thick coat of Green Tea and peeled off the tape while that was still wet.
Finally, I topped everything with two coats of Seche Vite for a glassy finish.



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45 comments :

  1. Yay, I love this! That criss cross design is awesome!

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  2. what a pretty combo! I wish I could find striper tape. :( None of my beauty supply stores carry it! And I'm not coordinated enough to cut tape straight and thin. heheh

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    1. Get it online on ebay or born pretty

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  3. So pretty! I love these colours together and how delicate this all looks :)

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  4. Very beautiful, lovely colours and looovely Sally Hansen (I managed to track down a bottle of Dorien Grey at the pound shop and it's stunning)
    I find that if I peel off striping tape while the varnish is still wet, it ruins the crispness of the lines! :-( Must need more practice x

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  5. Gorgeous! I found some of these in Poundland today (finally!) including Green Tea and Crinoline. And 5 others. I basically just chucked as many as I could find in my basket!

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  6. Wow this is very beautiful :D

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  7. Mint green is one of my favorite polish colors- I never get tired of it.

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  8. Seriously love the nail designs!!

    www.christinamartina.com

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  9. Ah! I recently won a competition where I received a Gem Crush polish - I had my eye on this one! It is gorgeous! Sadly I got one that I was less than satisfied with (ungrateful or what! the red one). Anyway, this is a beautiful, feminine and delightful mani, the colour combination is to. die. for!

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  10. I love pastel green and pink together. I totally agree with what you're saying about putting otherwise impossible colour combinations together. I love pastel blue and yellow together, so simple but really pretty!

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  11. another great one! (I mean, great in the sense that I would definitely want to wear that right now!)

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  12. Soo pretty! Sometimes I really crave simple manis too, it's nice to mix it up. It only makes the more complex, busy ones more impactful too!

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  13. Looks gorgeous. Pink and green is one if my favourite combinations. I feature it quite a lot on my blog :). I also love pink and grey :) xx

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  14. You are right!! This mani is so adorable :)

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  15. The combination of the colours is really exciting! i love it.

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  16. I really like Green Tea. Great design too :)

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  17. I also love simple manicures, especially when you can transform different designs and colors into one masterpiece. Well done!

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  18. I love this combo! Pink and green are awesome together!! Love it!!

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  19. So so so stinking pretty! Great job as usual.

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  20. So super pretty! I love it!

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  21. I absolutely love the contrast of the pink and green. It's gorgeous and very wearable :)

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  22. This is so pretty! Love the colors together:)

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  23. love the colour combination. I especially love the stripe effect on your ring finger

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  24. This looks so pretty and fresh! The design with the lines is gorgeous as well as the color combination: fabulous job (again!).

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  25. C'est tout simplement magnifique.

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  26. I just love them and adore glitter hehehe:)
    Would you like to follow eachother?

    xoxo
    www.glossylala.com

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  27. I love green and pink together ahhh!! This is great! Especially love what you did with the tape there too.

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  28. so simple and so pretty :)
    love it :)
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    magibal.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh, so soft I almost want to snuggle it. Beautiful job :)

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  30. lovely! what a nice color! mintgreen, i love

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