Theme: Black - Black French & Silver Polka Dots | Emerald Sparkled

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Theme: Black - Black French & Silver Polka Dots

Since I'm not overflowing with creative juices these days, I decided to challenge myself with weekly themes. Some of these ideas are of my own and some are recreations of great ideas seen on other blogs. I won't be doing themes every week, just when I'm planning on doing manicures that can be grouped together in a theme. Lately I was thinking about many black manicures, so the first theme is going to be "black".
This is one of the manicures that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It's by Konad & Me. It's basically a simple manicure with black tips and silver polka dots on top. I love how simple, yet edgy it looks! So I gave it a try.
I started with two coats of sheer nude polish, basically any sheer nude will do. Then I freehanded the tips using a local brand black polish. Finally I stamped the dots from m45 in silver on top.



Yesterday I gave m19 several tries, and I'm proud to say that there is progress =)

31 comments:

  1. I love warm fuzzies!!!!

    Looks great.

    :B
    ~Tiffani

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  2. Hehe thank you Tiffani =) Go warm & fuzzy manicures! =D

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  3. It's super beautiful (I love that dotted French Konad thing). You have a doll skin. Seriously. And perfect nails too.

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  4. Aww Nathalie, you're always so charmant... <3
    Do french people really do french manicures the most? Always wondered that =)

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  5. I like this, kind of Punk Pin-up. :) I can see it in lots of different colors too. How do you get the stamp lined up? What techniques do you use? Help us newbies out?

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  6. Thank you gildedangel =)
    Well, Liz, after the french tips, I took my double ended stamper, which is important because of the dents on the sides. They help me to align the stamp horizontally. Afterwards I just slowly rolled the image on my finger, trying to follow the black tip. Aligning the stamp on the guides greatly helps =) I also don't press my finger on a surface and stamp when I do french tips, instead I lift my finger for a better control. Hope this was a bit helpful! I'll try to post a guide soon...

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  7. I am in loooooooove with those Polka Dots! This looks incredibly sweet! I will deinitely try something similar, but doing a classic french mani with white tips and silver dots....Ah I can't wait! :-)

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  8. Thank you Charis =) I think any combo will look very nice =) Can't wait to see yours!

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  9. This looks so great. Yeah, simple and edgy. :D

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  10. Perfect nails, perfect and neat design!
    It is better than mine...congratulations!

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  11. Dear Bunny, don't say that! Your nails are beautiful, your designs are neatly done and they always inspire me =)

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  12. To respond your question, Deniz... most of French girls I've known simply wear a sheer (or more commonly nothing on their nails). I've seen more clean natural nails (let's say with just 2 coats of Essie Mademoiselle) than full French manicures. :)

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  13. nathalie, thank you for the info =))) good choice, but I'm not very good with sheers only =)

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  14. I love this french design! Beautiful!

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  15. very beautiful and elegant!

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  16. Very nice, this would be cute with spring colors, like an easter egg!

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  17. Thank you greenmilktea, Camy, Jackie =) I also want to try this in other colors, I think polka dots are always lovely =)

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