Saturday, July 27, 2013

Simple and Daring

Hey friends,
I often see ladies with these massive acrylics with a lot going on. Lot's of color, lots of dots, lots of lines and stripes. My thought process is usually something like, "Pretty! Well, kinda. It's a little too much... No I take that back, it's pretty!" Nail art is pretty cool regardless how it's done, or who does it. I can't judge acrylics at all, because I have done them myself and it takes skill! Don't let anyone say it's not art!

Anyway, this mani is kind of inspired by all of the liney-dotty acrylic manis you see here and there. Simple, easy, yet stunning and eye catching! And not nearly as much going on. This is mostly because the lack of long acrylic!

Also I got sunshine shots! YAY for not doing nails at midnight!

This is a Ginger, a holo by Julep. As with most holos, the pictures don't do a bit of justice to the amazing effect! I love holographic polishes!
I was speaking with someone who had made a few polishes and she said something like "I don't like to take away from the quality of my polishes by adding holographic." I mostly understand, but you can always make two! That and, holo is in. Right? I don't folow trends very well, but it is still a pretty hard to get look, so I think it's still in!

The pink is Venique Kitten Heel Slides as shown in a swatch here. It's such a pretty color, and I know I don't use it enough! The white is Venique Wingtip White.

I used a small spotter brush for the detail. I miss doing detail work. Time for a steady hand again, I think!

 This is from the shady side of the tree. The color of the julep is so pretty with or without the holo effect! For this mani, I originally wanted to use OPI DS Classic, but I apparently gifted that out. =( This Julep works just as well.



What is your opinion on holos? Do you think they are overdone? Or could this world need more?
Let me know!

Thanks for reading!!
♥Jo

8 comments:

  1. There's no such thing as too much holo. I love this manicure, the colors, the design, everything! <3

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  2. Okay Julep Ginger is now on my want list ;D and that is a damn awesome design!

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  3. this is so pretty, i love your ring finger!!

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  4. These colors work together very well. And I'm sorry, but not using holographic because it takes away from the quality of a polish? Pish-posh! The more rainbows the better! =P
    I like your swirly design. =)

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  5. i love ginger, i love this mani, i love that swirly bit. gorgeous! - ps - welcome back!

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  6. This is a very pretty design! I love the swirls and of course the holo polish!

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