Monday, November 14, 2011

Black & blue stripes


Like many other nail bloggers, I too have been a terrible nail biter in the past. It started at age five or six and it continued till I was about nineteen. Nail polish has always been a hobby, ever since I got my first bottle of nail polish (silver, holographic bar-shaped glitter!) from my aunts. But I almost never got to enjoy my polishes on my nails because I could never fully get out of the habit of biting them. But then I stumbled upon nail blogging world and rediscovered my love for nail polish, I pampered my nails, started doing nail art and now I'm talking to you guys ;-) Since two years I'm finally able to say that my nail biting days are pretty much over. But then I went to the movies (In Time)... 109 minutes later I got two little nubbins on each hand, what just happened?! Sigh. Guess the movie was even more exciting than I thought, lol. Anyways, that's why I couldn't post anything earlier than planned, my nubs were really too short to share them with the world, haha. And honestly they still are, but oh well, that's why I made some nail art to distract you all. Hah! My base color is H&M Blue My Mind, I love how bright the color is, a true eye-catcher. I'd say it's a darker periwinkle blue creme, the formula seems a bit thick sometimes, but it's still fine and needs the average two coats for full coverage. On top I did some free hand stripes in random sizes with my favorite striper polish China Glaze Ink. I really like these simple stripes, because they're so easy to achieve plus the vertical pattern can make shorter nails look longer, which I kind of need right now :P Hope you like it too and thanks for reading if you made it this far. Good night!

38 comments:

  1. Wow you free handed those stripes o_O they are so perfect :-D love this mani!! You're so talented

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  2. Incredible color - stripes always win me over ;) Your nail shape is beautiful! I hate it when nubbins happen though and I sympathize

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  3. looks like amazing! i want to recreate it now :)
    (roni)

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  4. I love it!!! I've got this polish, too. I have to try this.

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  5. You were a nail biter? Wauw, they are gorgeous now! The stripes are perfect, like PERFECT! Amazing. :)

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  6. Wow... super goed gelukt zeg!! Ik wil Blue My Mind ook zó graag hebben! :(

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  7. Wow, you freehanded those stripes? I'm so impressed! They look perfect!

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  8. Your nails still look perfect however way i see them! And you're really good with the freehand drawing thing. I'm so envious. :D

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  9. Love this color combination and the stripes look amazing! I bit my nails for 21 years, too. I actually still want to bite them if they're unpolished. :\ Movies used to be my absolute weakness, so I know exactly how you feel!

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  10. This shade of blue polish is perfect! And this stripe-mani works always. LOVE it (:

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  11. They look great! Your lines are perfect, I first thought you used tape for them ;)

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  12. mooi gedaan!!! leuk idee,dit ga ik ook proberen

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  13. Great mani, love it!

    I know how you feel, I bit my nails for years; it was awful and relapsing is so easy. :( Isn't it remarkable how many nail bloggers were nail biters in the past? :O

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  14. I love these two colors together!!!

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  15. Perfect as usual!! How long do you reckon it usually takes you to do a mani btw?

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  16. Those are some amazing nails! Love love love

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  17. Stop cheating with your amazing freehanded stripes! I'm so jealous of your skills, lady.

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  18. Um... those stripes are freehand? I need lessons from you - they're absolutely fabulous!

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  19. I used to bite my nails when I was little too, but then my mom told me I would get a hairy tongue and I got so scared! That is an awesome blue & it looks great with the black. You made perfect lines! Amazing

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  20. this packs a punch haha, your striping is perfect!

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  21. I love this blue, want. This is a really pretty mani too.

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  22. Thank you for your comments, dear readers, you guys are the best!

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  23. I must say I love nubs - nub manis look so chic and edgy!

    And I love your whole blog :) .
    The pace of your writing is good, the photos are clear - both visually and as illustrations for tutorials - and the designs themselves are innovative and beautiful without going over the top.

    I applaud you and subscribe to your blog :D .

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  24. On the bright side: when you've bitten your nails for a long time they tend to grow faster... It's an undeserved benefit us nailbiters get, haha ^^

    and this mani totally reminds me that I should buy some stripers soon...

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