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Friday, November 11, 2011

Carmen Miranda Ruffle Mani

Good morning dear readers! Today I have a rather intense and fabulous mani to share with you. Let's just dive right in! Without further ado, I give you ...*drumroll*... the Carmen Miranda Ruffle Dress Mani!


If you are scratching your head right now and asking "What the hell is this?" then you should check out my inspiration - Carmen Miranda, the fruit hat lady! (Well, apparently this photo is of a lookalike. But you get the idea.)

http://baymusic.com/index.php?cPath=46_78

Anyway I actually did this mani before I decided that it looked like a cha-cha ruffle skirt, but that is neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is... IT DOES! And I love it!


Okay, now I suppose I should list the polishes I used. I better take a deep breath first.

In order from base coat to tip of the nail:
Color Club - Pucci-licious
Color Club - Twiggie
Color Club - Poptastic
Color Club - Almost Famous
Zoya - Robyn
Color Club - Wham! Pow!
Rimmel - Wild Orchid
OPI - Who the Shrek Are You?


I accomplished this look with the help of a large dotting tool. I started with the base coat of Pucci-licious, and then added the row of dots closest to the cuticle in Twiggie. Then on top of that, I added Poptastic so it was overlapping the row below it a bit. I continued that process until the whole nail was covered in ruffles. It created a really pretty scalloped look that has a lot of impact.

I hope you guys liked today's mani, I've got to go cha cha into the sunset! See you next time!

29 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this :) I thought you might have used scalloped scissors and scotch tape but a dotting tool makes so much sense and I think I will have to add it to my list of things to try :) xo

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  2. LOVE THIS!!!!! I also love that the little bit of color drag from one color to the next gives it a bit of shading.

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  3. A dotting tool!! I was staring at this mani on tumblr for so long thinking "Did she really handpaint this? Impossible!". I had to come over to your blog and get the scoop.

    Am-az-ing!!!

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  4. WOW! it looks freaking amazing! great idea & I'd definitely try sth similar if I had any nail art skills :)

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  5. Well look at you! Very creative and I want to sport them ASAP! They look so great!

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  6. So cool! Looks like it took patience! :)

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  7. Sarah, Sarah, Saarah... I'm totally in love with your nails! since a month since that I visit you blog daily! I read every word very carefully!
    congratulate yourself! you do a WONDERFUL job!
    I wonder if you accept make an interview to be posted on my blog (http://beijofosco.blogspot.com/) it's about nails also (of course not as perfectly as yours, but it's about nails). I'd be totally happy! Please, if you say yes, pleeeeeeease send an email to me (mariia.clarax3@hotmail.com)
    with looooove, maria clara x

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  8. This is really cool! Got to love the chiquita banana girl! HAHA!

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  9. That looks beautiful! You did a really great job and it looks so neat. (:

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  10. That is fantastic! Going to add this to the list of manis I have to try! Xx

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  11. LOVE it! You should watch this video while you look at your manicure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2N5fQSfS94&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  12. So intense, but still pretty and not over the top, love it!

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  13. Very cool! I might be able to do this one!

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  14. This is fantastic <3 definately going to try this :)

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  15. such a cool mani!! love that you used a dotting tool to create this!

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  16. That is HANDS DOWN the cutest thing i have ever seen on nail! seriously... it's beautiful
    what a job well done!

    http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com/

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  17. I don't like this mani... I love it! It's really awesome! Amazing job!

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  18. ZOMG! This is my all time favorite that you have done! I'm inspired now! I need top do this... It reminds me more of a Missoni sweater or the limited edition flip flops that Missoni for Havaianas came out with this past summer.. I didn't get my pair which made me very sad... Wow, great job!...p.s.sorry to fo on and on, lol!

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  19. Awesome! Smart to use dotting tools!

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  20. Reminds me of the Missoni for Target collection, but cuter!

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  21. This looks awesome, definitely trying it next time I have a couple of hours to spare!

    xo

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  22. Actually I am writing my Plagiarism project and
    getting important points from different blogs and forums and This is my pleasure to being here on this blog..

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