Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Witch of a Dilemma

Hi everyone!!  Today I had a major dilemma.  How can you bring yourself to put nail art over a drop dead gorgeous polish?!


I started off with three coats of KBShimmer Witch Way, a glossy smokey purple jelly, loaded with holographic mini and micro hexes and dust.  I mean, come on ... just look at that!?


The formula had a little bit of irony mixed in.  The polish itself is a tad on the thick side, but applies rather thin.  It was a little amusing to witness, but was still very easy to work with.


So what's a nail art addict to do?  How can I bring myself to cover it up?
Here's what I came up with!


I used my large dotting tool with Essie Nothing Else Metals, a soft purple metallic, and placed several dots down the length of my nails.


Next, to add a pop color, I used my small dotting tool with China Glaze DV8, a holographic teal, to create the rosette outlines.


It was still missing the depth I was after, so I used my tiny dotting tool with Kiss Black to add some small internal dots and splotches within the rosette outlines.  I finished with one coat of SV.


This was a lot of fun to agonize over, and try to find a solution for!  Now I have my nail art, and I can still admire the absolute beauty of my base color!


I hope you all enjoy!

Happy Painting!


18 comments:

  1. This is absouletly awesome! Your art almost looks like a battery acid spill, very cool technique!

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  2. Absolutely stunning, I love the dotting tool pattern :D

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  3. OMG this is perfect!!!!!!!!! I am really lemming KBShimmer polishes right now too.

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  4. I love that KBShimmer polish! Love your nail art too, good choice!

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  5. I normally don't do art on top of glitter polishes, but this is great. The colors work well together and you can still see much of the glitter. <3 That KB polish is gorgeous.

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  6. Nice effect!!! This mani looks AWESOME!!!

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  7. This looks so beautiful! Great idea!

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  8. Great idea and good choice of colors! :)

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  9. I love how it turned out! That is a beautiful polish and your art just added to it. You are so artistic!

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  10. I love the name "Witch Way" :)

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  11. wow looks very nice!

    by the way, great blog, pictures and of course nails :-)

    kind regards

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  12. That is a very beautiful polish! It'd be a good base for a space or winter theme. So many ideas!

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  13. Where can I find dotting tools in store? I haven't been able to find any in stores.
    I'm also a really big fan of your nail art work! Keep it up! :)

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  14. I love the extra accents you give to your leopard spots outlines, that little extra bit gives them so much more character!

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