Monday, November 23, 2009

Nautical Themed Nail Art II

This manicure was inspired by a design in Nail Up, my favourite Japanese nail art magazine! ^-^ I knew I had to try this out right when I saw it! The design seemed really simple to do, yet it portrayed the nautical theme ever so perfectly!

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Design on thumb...
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Love the star-shaped rhinestones!

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For this manicure I used (from left to right):

OPI Dating A Royal NL B70
OPI Alpine Snow NL L00
OPI Big Apple Red NL N25


Step by step tutorial:
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1. Apply white polish on nails until opaque. I used three coats of OPI Alpine Snow in the pictures above. The polish was a bit streaky but workable. By the way, you can always have the same design on all nails if you want! : )

2. When the polish dries, paint on two red stripes. Tip: Divide nail into six equal sections and approximate the average thickness of each stripe...OR just paint on whatever you like, I don't think it matters all that much! Teeheehee! :D

3. With blue nail polish, paint a thin French tip along the free edge of the nail.

4. Stick on gold sequins to the ends of the stripes to complete the look. : )


P.S. I just remembered that I also took pictures of how I drew the anchor for the design on my middle fingernail. I shall post them up as soon as I get them edited! XD

Thanks for looking! Love you all!

30 comments:

  1. That's fabulous! The lines and designs are so crisps and perfect, wow I'm speechless!

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  2. Awesome! I think the part that makes it most awesome is how neatly you did everything!

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  3. I have to be honest. I wouldn't wear this mani just because it's not me.
    But it's totally cool and looks realy great!
    Kiss

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  4. Utter perfection! How controlled your hands are! Whoa!!!!

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  5. wow, this is incredible!! You did such a great (and neat!) job! love the color choices and the combination of all three designs is fantastic. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  6. OMG, awesome! These are so cute! I love the little blue "suspenders" on the side. I totally have to wear this.

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  7. Thanks a lot for these explanations !It's helpful !

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  8. wow!!!
    I saw similar designs like these in a nail art magazine and I've always wanted to try but it looked too complicated...
    Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial <3 Looks less intimidating :)

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  9. Whoa! That is perfect! I love everything about it. Great job!

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  10. this looks like ur SHIRT!! a lot. and it is so perfect i want to c how u drew that ANCHOR!! wow =]

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  11. ditto what karin said ;)
    miss you!
    p.s. GO STUDY! <3

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  12. This is one of the most amazing manis i've seen in a while. Looks really really perfect! LOVE it:D

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  13. Love it! It's as beautiful as the first nautical one you did!

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  14. So where is the anchor?? haha and yeaa konads...i've tried them a long time ago ...the aren't as WHITE as urs....mine looks like a faded flower or sumfing..like its OBVIOUS it was "stamped" =(

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  15. This has to be the best mani/nail art I've ever seen. I can't even express how much I love it! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for making a tutorial for it! :)

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  16. Fantastic. I love this look. Your so talented. This is adorable. I used to have a red and white striped top that would have look fantastic with this manicure.

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  17. Your manicures are the best, most creative and neatly made ones on the entire internet! Lots of admirations from Austria - and Happy Holidays to you and your dear ones!!

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  18. Perfect! Makes me want to get out a-yachting....wait, there's this snow thing.... LOL

    Love it!

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  19. i love love love love LOVE your nails!! they're so cute and original!!

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  20. this design is beautiful I will add you to my blog roll.

    check out my blog!

    http://karlasnaildesign19.blogspot.com/

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  21. Beautiful! Your lines are perfect - I love your work!

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