Saturday, January 5, 2013

Huh? Nail Art on iHeartPrettyPolish???

Hello There:)  If you have been following me for a while, you probably never thought you would see nail art on my blog.  The closest I have come to nail art is an accent nail using a nail polish strip....until now!   

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Nail Art

 This look is inspired by a mani on one of the best nail art blogs, Chalkboard Nails.  Have you seen her blog?  For crying out loud, she shocks me with her skills!  Most of the manis I see on her blog, I know I can't do - but a while ago I saw this "Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz" manicure and thought...hmmm, I could possibly do that... 

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Nail Art

I started out with the red and white base - the easy part!  Kate from Julep is a really nice white.  It's very opaque in 2 coats and applies very evenly.  I'm really impressed.  And most of you probably have Ruby Pumps or something similar.  It's a very pretty polish.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Nail Art

Then I added the stripes using a small nail art brush and the dots at the intersections using a small dotting tool.  If you don't have a dotting tool, I have seen people use a pencil, tooth pick, bobby pin, or the end of a pin.

To get this look I used the polishes below.  Red: China Glaze Ruby Pumps, White: Julep Kate, Light Blue: What's with the Cattitude, and Dark Blue: Suzi Says Feng Shui.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Nail Art

This was kindof fun...but frustrating at the same time.  This was the first time I have used a nail art brush and a dotting tool.  It was really hard to get the lines even/straight.  You probably won't be seeing much nail art on my blog, but perhaps once in a while I'll surprise you with something.

Thanks again to Chalkboard Nails for the inspiration!  You are my hero!

41 comments:

  1. ::gasps:: Wow!! Go you, branching out and doing a kick-butt job at it! This is fantastic! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the vote of confidence:)

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  2. Looks great! Ruby Pumps is the perfect red for this is Julep Kate is my most-used white :) Well done!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. I used Kate once before but I don't remember liking it this much. I need to use it more often! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This looks so great! You nailed it on your first try! I'd never believe it's your first go, it looks at least as good as the inspiration. Keep 'em coming, friend! :)

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    1. Oh goodness, it doesn't even compare to the inspiration - but thank you:) Luckely the lines intersect and there are dots at the intersections because that covers up how wiggly the lines were. I kept shaking for some reason.... stressful I tell ya!

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  4. These are really pretty! And I totally thought Wizard of Oz before I even read the post! Love them!

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    1. Good! That was the idea:) Thanks for commenting.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for taking the time to check out my post. I'm honored:)

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it was fun, but stressful too. I'm sure it gets easier with practice :) I kept shaking.

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  7. Stop the presses: nail art at i Heart Pretty Polish. :D

    Lovely job! It looks so well done I can scarcely believe it's your first go on nail art.

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    1. LOL. Thank you. Good thing for camera angles and the fact that the crooked lines are covered up by more lines and dots:) Thanks again.

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  8. That's a great start - look forward to seeing even more :)

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  9. This is a great take on the nail art Sarah did! You should try more, it's fun :).

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    1. I'll probably try more - after all, I bought all the supplies :) Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Your mani looks great. You should do more nail art- you're good at it!

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    1. Well thank you very much. I hope it gets easier with practice!

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  11. Beautiful job! It's fun to sometimes step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself. ( It's awesome that Sarah came to check out her inspired post too!) Keep it up, I think I would definitely love to see more...

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    1. I know, that was pretty cool to have her comment! I may have to try a little more nail art:)

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  12. Very very pretty and cute!!! Your nails look awesome,, you havs really the skills for nailart!!!!

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  13. You did a good job of replicating this! Sarah is quite the mani master!

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  14. Super excited to see nail art on your blog - it is frustrating at times but super rewarding too. One way to do it is just do the accent nail. I LOVE the theme and may try out this look myself. Super cute ;)

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    1. I am more of an "accent nail" fan too. I like nail art a little more subtle. I'll keep playing, I'm sure of it!

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  15. So cute, and very nicely done! :)) and omg, a fullsize What's With The Cattitude *____*

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    1. I really love What's with the Cattitude. Do you have a mini?

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  16. Wow, this looks fantastic! Really really great job!!

    ~ Yun

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  17. This looks better than when I tried it. Lol. My pink was fine, but then I got impatient and my other lines became crooked.

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    1. Mine are crooked too, I was just able to cover them up and get a good angle for the picture:) I have no idea how people get such straight lines.

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