Thursday, August 5, 2010

Inspired by Nature

Almost Friday, almost Friday...hola chicas! I can't wait until the week is done, although we plan on redoing our bathroom this weekend bleck. I did my entry for PHD's nature inspired challenge last night and am fairly pleased with it. I started with three coats of Ivanka, anyone else have a bit of trouble with Zoya's brushes? I just feel like I can never get enough on the brush to cover with each coat. This is a gorgeous color and I can't wait to rock it around the holidays. It's a clear green base loaded with green glitter. I used this as my base because I LOVE when it's summer and all the grass and trees are green. Sorry for the bad pic =( it was late.

The picture sucks, but I'm sure you lovelies have seen the true swatch of this one enough. I then stamped all different sized flowers from konad plate m57 in the special white and hot pink polish. Flowers are just inspiring and happy whether they are wild, delivered or sitting in the garden.

I topped it off with a few lilac Cina Nail Creations flowers and two coats of Seche Vite. What do you think of when you think of a nature-inspired mani?

10 comments :

  1. i love it! and obviously great minds do think alike! ;-)

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  2. That is a very rich shade of green, would be perfect for fall!:D

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  3. Very pretty green. I'm starting to regret not getting Ivanka during the exchange. I think next time Zoya has some type of sale I'm going to be getting this one! I love the mani with the flowers!

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  4. I agree about Zoya's brushes being a bit difficult. It's like when you try to get more polish on the brush, it gets all goopy, but Ivanka is a great polish, love it! Great manicure!

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  5. This is cute!! The flowers add a really great touch. Love it!

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  6. Very pretty! Ivanka is a great choice to display such bold flowers =)

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  7. Aggie -Thanks ~ Too funny we both chose it!

    Marie - They're all gorgeous but I'm not ready for fall colors yet =(

    Stardust - Thank you! I only had one green at the time, no dark ones and certainly not one that sparkled like this!

    Ping - Thanks so much! I just couldn't get a nice smooth amount, you'd think with all the care they put into their brand they would look into the brushes more.

    Jeanelle - I appreciate it =D

    Kitty - Thanks! I didn't realize it would be such a contrast but I like it.

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  8. Ivanka is such a pretty color! and i love the flowers on the mani :)

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  9. Thanks Katrina! It could have used another coat but oh well ~

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  10. I haven't noticed any issue with Zoya brushes, but then again my nails aren't as long as yours; maybe they don't test on longer nails?

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