NOTD: Turning Gold | Emerald Sparkled

Friday, January 7, 2011

NOTD: Turning Gold

Long time no proper Konad, I know! =) I sort of didn't know what to do with all those new materials like rhinestones, pearls, bullion beads, acrylic paint, etc. It was suddenly too much! But then I started designing some artificial nails and also stamping them, and I came up with some nice designs, which I'm going to recreate on my own nails.
For this design I used Essie Playa Del Platinum as my base color. I actually started with MAC Light Affair, but it has such a bad formula that I almost threw it out of the window in rage. It's thick, chalky, streaky and doesn't even itself out. I'm going to get Essie Body Language tomorrow, which is a dupe for Light affair, and I'm sure it's going to be much easier to work with.
After 3 coats I sponged OPI Rising Star halfway up the nail, then I sponged OPI Take The Stage on the very tips. I stamped the flower design from m75 using konad special polish in black, and added some orange rhinestones from eBay to complete the look.




I love how a soft, neutral color like Playa Del Platinum changes slowly to gold and bronze. I'm a sucker for nail art that is bold but not tacky =)

Uzun zamandır doğru düzgün Konad yapmamıştım, farkındayım =) Bir anda üstüme yağmur gibi yağan taşlar, inciler, boncuklar, akrikik boyalar yüzünden ilham patlaması yaşamak yerine tıkanıp kalmıştım. Sonra özel günler için takma tırnak tasarlamaya başladım, ve bu sırada bir sürü yeni fikir geldi aklıma. Bunların bazılarını kendi tırnaklarımda da uygulayarak göstereceğim =)
Bu manikürde tabanda Essie Playa Del Platinum var. Kum beji diyebiliriz, bayıldığım bir renk. Aslında MAC Light Affair ile başlamıştım, ama oje o kadar kötü ki sinirden camdan aşağı fırlatasım geldi bir ara. Aşırı yoğun, kireç gibi, düzgün sürmek imkansıza yakın. Yarın Essie Body Language almayı düşünüyorum, renk olarak Light Affair'in aynısı ve sürümünün çok daha katlanılabilir olduğuna eminim.
Neyse, 3 kat PdP sürdükten sonra OPI Rising Star altın rengi ojeyi tırnağın üst yarısına sünger ile uyguladım, sonra da OPI Take The Stage bronz ojeyi uçlara uyguladım. Konad siyah ojesi ile m75 diskindeki çiçekleri yaptım, son olarak da çiçeklerin ortasına turuncu taşlar ekleyerek tamamladım.
Playa Del Platinum gibi yumuşak, sade bir rengin yavaş yavaş altın ve bronza dönüşmesi güzel bir etki yarattı. Böyle abartılı ama rüküş olmayan tırnaklara karşı zaafım var =)

50 comments:

  1. This is so cute!!! Love the sponging and the rhinestones :)

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  2. boyle seyler yapmani ozledim evet =)

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  3. @Kaitlyn thank you so much =)
    @Nemo Latte sagol canim ben de ortaya nasil birsey cikacagini zihnimde canlandirabilmeyi ozlemisim =) belki yaratici bi doneme girerim de yine beni bir sure idare edebilecek birseyler cikar ;)

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  4. This turned out really cute but edgy with the gold. :)

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  5. i like how pretty and neat your nails are=)

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  6. very pretty! I love the sponging!

    :B
    ~Tiffani

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  7. ooh! beautifullll!! :) i love your sponging...i suckkk at it.

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  8. I am severly envious of your creative genius. This is just beautiful.

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  9. these turned out absolutely amazing hun! :]

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  10. altinin rengi ne kadar guzel oyleee :)

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  11. So beautiful but with an edge that I love. You're so creative when it comes to matching colours and rhinestones to create the most amazing looks. It's why you're my favourite nail blogger :)

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  12. This is gorgeous! You're exactly right- it's bold but not tacky. So pretty. I can't wait until I'm good enough with the nail art to do these kinds of looks.

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  13. oh Wow so beautiful, this came out perfect

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  14. OMG I love it! I need to recreate your stunning manicure asap! Love love love it Deniz! <3 =D

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  15. That is absolutely beautiful! I love the gradient look and I really like how you do nail art on short nails. It always looks so pretty and classy.

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  16. This is gorgeous! Between this and your Burlesque nails (http://www.emeraldsparkled.com/2010/05/notd-burlesque-nails.html) - I replaced the red with Zoya Charla as I prefer green to red, but I'm going to do it again soon with the proper red ;) - you do my absolute favourite Konad manicures, always original, unique, and of course beautiful! ^_^

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  17. I love the colors you have chosen <3

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  18. Wowwwww Deniz I love love love, colors you've chosen are perfectly well together, result it's magic !!! congrats for this wonderful nail art & idea !!

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  19. This is a really beautiful color combination...I'm going to have to get sponging!

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  20. Love this gradation! Pity about the MAC.

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  21. You never stop amazing me! :D It looks gorgeous!!!!

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  22. This is so awesome... I love the gradation and konad and..everything! and PDP is in my wishlist for ages <3
    Get get get Body Language! It's totally one of my favourites. It evens itself perfectly and the shade is so delicate.

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  23. thank you so much for every single heartwarming comment =) I'm really flattered! ♥♥♥

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  24. Gorgeous mani!!
    I love it, it's so beautiful!

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  25. Oh wow, I'm sooooooo going to copycat this when I have the time haha, i LOVE it. Looks amazing :)

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  26. This manicure is so pretty, I might have to try something like it! :)

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  27. thank you guys =D
    @Iris so looking forward to your recreation! =D

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  28. wonderful manicure! all of your manicures look so professional :)

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  29. Thank you so much, @Rina! That's so sweet of you =)

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  30. LOve it! Im currently braving new looks and always like looking through your blog for inspiration! :) I did the nail look using loose eyeshadow and blowing it over the nail and it looked so good and I was so chuffed that i was actually able to do something creative on my nails! x

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  31. Beautiful! I wish I was that creative!

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