Friday, May 18, 2012

Dotty nail art with Illamasqua Rare


I'm usually terrified of full nail designs for Konad, especially with fine details such as gradiated dots, but I decided to take the plunge and practice. Illamasqua Rare is a wonderful neon, but it was a little too much by itself, so I added dots. For the accent finger, I immediately realized my mistake... while black is solid enough to stamp on yellow, yellow is not solid enough to stamp on black. I had to do it manually with a dotting tool, but it came out better than I expected. I had a good experience with this stamp and hope to try using it again sometime soon.
What do you think of a bright mani like this? Would you try wearing it?

10 comments:

  1. holy neons! it looks gorgeous on you :D
    personally I don't wear neons myself, they look weird on me and feel kind of OTT. BUT, I love seeing them on other people's nails :)

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean about liking colours you can't wear... I'm looking at you, greens !

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  2. This yellow is so...BAM! Love it!

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  3. great job on the stamping/free hand!! the dots look super cool over the neon yellow (: it's good to hear i'm not the only newb at stamping, maybe i'll give it another shot and we can make progress together :D

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    1. Yesss stamp more! I'm practicing by stamping over a mani I'm going to take off, this way if I mess it up, it's getting removed anyway :D

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  4. I would definitely wear this! I love all of your Rare designs! Detailed stamping designs scare me too :P

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  5. OMG THIS IS STUNNING!!!! I really LOVE this :)

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