Tuesday, 25 March 2014

23 Shades of Birthday Purple


Today is my 23rd birthday! These aren't actually the nails I'm wearing right now, they're from a couple of days ago, but the ones I do have on are not as interesting. I'm wearing the classic old creme with glitter combo - Barry M Blue Grape with Models Own Valerian as an accent.

I had an unofficial birthday celebration last night with my family and this evening I'm heading straight out after work to grab some nibbles with my friends so I'd say it's shaping up to be a pretty great week. I'm one of those (kind of annoying) people that likes to really milk their birthday for all it's worth and I use 'It's my birthday week though' as an excuse to get away with everything! Fess up... you know you do it too!

For the gradient, I used Barry M Heather as my base colour fading to Barry M Bright Purple to Sally Hansen Plum Luck. There's a gradient tutorial here.

The stamped pattern is from Bundle Monster Plate BM419 and I used BK Matte White.

For the accent fingers, I used two coats of Models Own Amethyst. Can you tell I'm loving the Velvet Goth Collection.

It's all finished off with Color Club Top Coat .



44 comments :

  1. So pretty - I love this look! Happy Birthday! It's totally okay to use the it's my birthday week excuse :)

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  2. Happy birthday dear !!! C'mooon! birthday week is meant to be all about you ! Love the nail art , i sometimes wish I could learn directly from you !

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  3. Happy birthday! This is a gorgeous mani!

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  4. These are great - happy birthday! And I am all for milking your birthday for all it's worth. In my family you have a birthday month!

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  5. Happy birthday!! I wanna take this opportunity to tell you that you're my favorite nail blogger, I love the way you explain every step of what you did and link to the right tutorials, and I love (obviously) the amazing designs!! Keep up the good work and have a great birthday! PS. I totally do the birthday week as well :)

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  6. Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great time with your friends tonight :)
    Love the nails ♥

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  7. Happy Birthday!
    Purple is one of my favorite colors and I love your mani, specially gradient nails... ♥

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  8. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great time tonight! This designs looks stunning! The contrast between Amethyst and the gradient works really well! I love the design you've stamped too! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday! Have a good time tonight! Amethyst looks lovely!

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  10. Happy Birthday! I hope you truly milk it for all it's worth and live it up!

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  11. loving this look - happy birthday btw ;)

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  12. Happy birthday! I love your nails and how you paint them! <3

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  13. Happy Birthday! I really love the gradient :)

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  14. Happy Birthday, this manicure is gorgeous!

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  15. Of course I milk my birthday! It does of course only come once a year. Happy birthday!

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  16. Hapy Birthday! I love the gradient with the stamped flowers!
    Have a grand day!
    All the very best from Berlin! :-)

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  17. Happy birthday!
    I do not write very often but thank you: your nails inspire me a lot!

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  18. Happy Birthday!

    This mani is amazing! I just lovelovelove it!

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  19. Best wishes! :)

    Beautiful nails :)

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  20. Happy Birthday! It's my Birthday today too :3
    Enjoy your celebrations x

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  21. Happy Birthday Sammy :)
    U inspire us a lot!
    Hope u have a blast.

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  22. purple is one of my fav colors this looks great!

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  23. So pretty. Happy Birthday.

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  24. Happy birthday!!!! Hope you get to pig out :) Also I loveeee that Amethyst!

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  25. Happy Happy Birthday Sammy!!!

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  26. Happy b-day! I love the gradient and stamping together, superb!

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  27. Happy Birthday :) That's a beautiful look.

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  28. Happy Birthday! I'm late because I was celebrating my own birthday! ;)

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  29. Gorgeous as usual! Happy Birthday dear! <3

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  30. I like it! Amethyst is very cool. And happy birthday!! Hell yes I milk the entire week for all it's worth. Eat and drink whatever I want, and no way I'm buying if I can help it ;) hehe.. have fun! xx

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  31. Happy belated birthday wishes! And Amethyt looks AMAZING! Straight onto my wishlist it goes ;)

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  32. Love the look and HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK :)

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  33. happy birthday, this is gorgeous! I claim about a week and a half for my birthday :-p

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  34. Is Baker Street a good dupe for Barry M Blue Grape Gelly? I cannot locate Barry M anywhere but have Baker Street already in my stash.

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  35. Happy birthday! Love your nail art! You are such an inspiration to someone more than a decade older!

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