31 Day Challenge – Day 15: Delicate Print

Hi everyone!

For today’s delicate print nails, I was a bit stumped for ideas. But then I walked past a new little nail salon, and what did I see in their display but Liquid Sand polishes! :-D!!! I was over the moon since I haven’t seen anyone else stocking them in my area. Sadly, she only had 2 colours to choose from so far, but I scooped up What Wizardry is This? and first thing when I got home it went on my nails! Here are 2 coats:

wizardryOh wow. Isn’t that gorgeous? If you’re thinking that it’s just a brown texture, like actual sand on your nails, you couldn’t be more wrong. Yes, it’s brown, but it has a beautiful deep golden sparkle to it, which you can see best on my thumb in the next picture:

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That reminded me of ancient, tarnished gold, which made it perfect for my delicate print manicure!

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This was my first try at stamping over a textured polish, and I think it worked out pretty well. A couple of stamps weren’t perfect, and usually I would have removed them and restamped, but since I didn’t top coat over the texture and I didn’t want to start from scratch, I just left it. I used plate BM-222 and stamped using Essence stampy polish in Stamp me! White.

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The biggest mishap was my thumb, where I tried to double stamp to cover my whole thumb and it didn’t line up AT ALL. On the other hand, I don’t think I’d’ve been able to get it to line up even if I’d redone it 1000 times, so that’d probably be the best you’d get anyway. Luckily with the intricate design it still looks pretty. I was actually very proud of my stamping on this, a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have managed such an intricate design at all.

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Tomorrow’s theme is tribal print. And, we’re halfway! Hooray, I’ve made it this far! Too bad it just keeps getting tougher, but I am hanging in there 😀

31DC2013Here’s the link to see what other delicate print nails have been done for today:

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    Loooove this with the stamping over it

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://nailsjazzedup.blogspot.in/ Divya Pandey

    Hello Kerry,
    Love from India :). Wow…….your blog is nice and your nail arts are awesome. Actually I have one proposition for you. I have been nominated for Liebster award and I have to nominate 11 bloggers having less than 200 followers, so I was wondering if you are interested and if I could nominate you. I will totally understand if you are not interested. If you are interested themmail me at- divyap.blog@gmail.com

    Thanks and love

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hi,
      Thank you so much! I am glad you’re enjoying my nail art. If you want to nominate me, that’s fantastic! Thanks so much. I might just take a couple of weeks to get it up on the blog because I’m a bit too busy with the challenge at the moment, but it’ll go up once I get a chance! Thank you so much!

      • http://nailsjazzedup.blogspot.in/ Divya Pandey

        ohhh……thats fine by me, actually it will take me time as well to nominate but will nominate your blog in few days. Thanks for accepting my offer. 🙂

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    First of all, YAY for getting liquid sands!!!! I am so glad you actually got some near you even if the choice was limited!
    I love this look!!! Great job!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yes, I was over the moon! The lady there is seeing if she can get more colours for me, FINALLY! 😀 😀
      Thank you!

  • http://luchessa.wordpress.com Luchessa

    This OPI polish looks gorgeous. Love such colors for fall 😀 xo

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks – and yes it’s a great colour! It’s actually coming into spring for me (I’m South African) but I agree!

      • http://luchessa.wordpress.com Luchessa

        Haha omg sure, i always forget it’s now spring somewhere 😀 (But i’m still loving this color for fall :P) Say, how is it to have Xmas in summer for you??

        • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

          Haha, yes, it will be great for fall 🙂
          Well, I’ve never experienced a winter Christmas, so I can’t really compare, but I LOVE having it in summer. It’s a warm and sunny day, you can go for a swim, wear a pretty dress, and enjoy the sunshine 😉

          • http://luchessa.wordpress.com Luchessa

            I’m sure you will understand if i find that crazy (in a good way). I remember first time seeing ppl celebrating Xmas in summer on the 90’s show Beverly Hills, 90210. When Donnah & co would wear mini skirts and Santa hat’s while picking out the tree. It was kid of a “cultural shock” for me. 🙂
            Maybe you will spend one Xmas in Europe, somewhere in the snow! 😀

          • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

            I totally get it. I would probably freeze (it doesn’t snow here) but I would love to get to experience the snow… so long as there’s a warm fire and pile of blankets to run back inside and warm up 🙂

          • http://luchessa.wordpress.com Luchessa

            And don’t forget the hot chocolate & marshmellows 😀

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