Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trigger Happy: Nostalgic Lacquer + Essie's Yogaga

Hey polished prisoners,

I decided to do another trigger mani.  They are super easy and super cute IMO so what's not to love?  I picked up Essie's Yogaga last week which is a very neutral taupe/beige creme ONE COATER.  I wanted to pair it with something bright and simple that would still give Yogaga the limelight.  Enter Nostalgic Lacquer's As If!  As If is a one of those endless streams of white/black glitter + something elese combo's that almost every indie brand has made. When I write that I don't mean it as a bad thing since I own a lot of these combos and I love them all.  In the case of As If it's white and black bar glitter with medium white and black hexes and small hot pink hexes with tiny white glitter in a clear base. I used this color combo to create not only the trigger accents but the water marble color palette as well and here's how it translated...

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Mani-louge
Triggers: Essie Yogaga + Nostalgic Lacquer As If!
Middle-Pinkie Fingers: base of Yogaga + water marble using OPI Alpine Snow and Elephantastic Pink, Essie Yogaga, and Wet N' Wild Black Creme

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The water marbles for the last three digits that mirrored the combination of As If over Yogaga were tricky.  Here are a few things I learned from my second attempt at marbling:
1. If you go too deep into the water you ruin the pattern
2. Not taping off your nails is a BAD idea.
3. Creating an attractive pattern is easier said than done
4. Patience is a virtue which needs to be exercised heavily in order to create a good water marble.

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As you can see from that little list the process of creating my marbles here was not easy. I made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of do-overs.  I'm still not satisfied with the crispness of my patterns, but I'm slowly improving.  More tips are always appreciated!

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So what do you ladies think? Pretty and looking oddly simple too right? That's why I love nail art there is always something new to learn or technique to improve on.  If you want to check out As If! or any other Nostalgic Lacquers you can find them here on Bigcartel or Overallbeauty.  Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you next post!  Toodles...

12 comments:

  1. Love it! The color combos you did are perfect together! I think your water marble turned out great!

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    1. Thank you sweet pea! I'm gonna keep trying until I can create really neat patterns in the future :)

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  2. Hello Tamira, I have tagged you for the Liebster Award! The information is on my blog - if you like you can check it out.

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    1. Aww thank you so much sweets I will kindly accept and post!

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  3. Did you dip your middle finger twice? I love the marble/matching glitter accent combo! It is really pretty!

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    1. Hun you are so good! Yes I did...I'm actually going to try something next time using that effect. Here it was just an accident haha. I had no idea marbling was so sheer...it gives you ideas right?

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  4. I think your water marble looks great!! Love As If over grey :)

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    1. Thank you sweetness! I still don't think they look as good as your marbling. I wish I were a little better at creating the patterns but hey practice makes perfect yes? Hehehe

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  5. Hey girl! Stopping by to see your lovely nails again! I think I'm going to have to pick up Yogaga after hearing you say its a one coater! I need more neutrals for the fall!!

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    1. Hey mama! I know right? One coaters kill me cause they are so rare this one is definitely a win! I have to sneak over to your blog and see what you been cooking up in your lacquerista's kitchen ;)

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