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Monday, November 21, 2011

Pretty Paisley

Good morning! Today I have some nail art for you! It's been a while, huh? :)

This pattern was suggested by my dad's cousin, Linda! She said she would love to see me do some paisley nails so I thought I'd give it a shot. I later mentioned to my 12 year old brother that I was gonna do this idea, and he told me that he had already suggested that to me before. After he said that, I realized that he was right... so this one is dedicated to both to Linda and my brother Max!


These nails were not my easiest design ever! They took quite a while to finish them!

I started with a base of China Glaze For Audrey. Then I added on the paisley bits in Zoya Renee (the pinkish red). I added them as solid bits first and then added more For Audrey in the center of that to give the bits a hollow look.

Then I added the polka dots around the outside of the first bits of paisley in Zoya Robyn.

I added on more paisley shapes then in the second color, Color Club Pucci-licious. Similarly, I filled in the middles with more For Audrey, and then added the polka dots around them in Zoya Renee.

As you can imagine, I then did the same with Zoya Robyn and surrounded it with Pucci-licious.


This is a very busy design but it looks really nice from afar, especially. I think if I had this to do over again a second time, I would probably choose a base color that was wildly different than the colors I put on top of it.


These photos aren't the most color accurate that I've ever done... my camera struggles with purples and blues so I did the best I could! But the pinkish color looks more red in these photos, and For Audrey has a touch more green than it is appearing here.


I hope you like this design! I am pretty pleased with it for my first stab at this pattern!

19 comments:

  1. Guuuurl you have lots of patience. That makes me cringe just thinking about how long it took! It looks great though!

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  2. LOVE!!! The colors and design are wonderful! :D

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  3. These are really cool-would love to see it in green and brown!

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  4. I really like this! I think you picked a great colour combination :-)

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  5. Wow so detailed, turned out great! :)

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  6. I love paisley designs so obviously I love this! Great job!:)

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  7. Nice work, Sarah! That was tough!
    Dad's cousin, Linda

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  8. Very cute and detailed!! Love it!

    I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award onto you!!! Check it out at allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com!

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  9. I love this nail design and colors! I also love that ring!

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  10. Very pretty design!! I've been meaning to try a paisley nail too! I really like the colour choices here :)

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  11. I love this design, Im definitely trying this out! :D

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