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January 24, 2012
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Anybody else get a stained glass vibe off of these?  I started with a white base — super crucial as it turned out since some of the polishes were sort of thin — then drew in some black fluid lines to create the flower shapes, filled in each with the colors, touched up the black lines and let it go.  I used: a-england Avalon for the purple (love love love), Sephora Speed Dating for the pink (surprisingly great opaque little pink that only needed one pass), ULTA Army of 1 and Sephora Military Jacket (not intentional name pulls when picking colors, just happened) for the greens and essence Date With The Night for the background color.  The essence gave me the most trouble; thin, bubbly (sooooo over the bubbles already!), would not level out at all and was generally not a lot of fun to play with.  The color made for a nice rich backdrop for the flowers though, I’ll give it that!

Purple Lily Nails

ULTA Army of 1

a-england Avalon

Sephora Speed Dating

essence Date With The Night

15 Responses

  1. Jossie says:

    So pretty, very art deco :-D

  2. *Totally* stained glass. Reminds me of a stained glass lamp I inherited from my grandma with flowers and hummingbirds on the shade. Also, even though it gave you trouble, I’m totally diggin’ Date With The Night.

  3. Hannah says:

    It’s like stained glass!

  4. Hannah says:

    Ooh just realized the girl before me said it already, lol!

  5. Meg says:

    This is gorgeous! Totally a stained-glass vibe from this. That A-England purple is so, so pretty. And, in response to your comment on my blog post, no. You can never have too many purple polishes!

  6. the nerd says:

    Oh good, thought it was just me! I learned fairly young how to do stained glass (it’s probably the one thing that my mom, dad and I all have in common… the ONE thing… besides me) and so definitely look at some stuff through the prism of “yes, that’s a feasible glass cut”. Total Nerd.

  7. Ashesela says:

    This is so beautiful!! I love the stained glass look! :D

  8. nail crazy says:

    love it :-D
    you said ti right, it reminds me of stained glass ;-D

  9. April says:

    Lovely! Great job! these are very pretty!

  10. Kejal says:

    its gorgeous!! I really loved this!

  11. Neivys says:

    So beautiful this manicure, I like your blog, from this montent follow your blog. I hope you go through mine. Excuse my English, I speak only Spanish, I’m from Venezuela

  12. pamela says:

    wow stained glass nails, i love them!!

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