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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ivory and Turquoise Antiqued Baroque

Good afternoon you fine folks! I have some nail art today for you, hooray! Here is my ivory and turquoise baroque patterned nail art.


Originally, I planned to do a design based on the curtains that Maria used to make the kids' clothes in The Sound of Music. After a few moments of patting myself on the back for being so original, I googled it and found that Debbie had beat me to the punch! D'oh.

That was okay though, I had received butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute in the mail yesterday afternoon and was itching to use it anyway. It's a bit too turquoise to pass for the curtains in the movie, so I used it to make a pretty baroque design over my base color of Lime Crime Milky Ways.


I freehanded this design using my trusty medium length striper brush (I know, you're shocked). Two Fingered Salute was a bit sheer for nail art, so I did have to go over my embellishments twice, but I am enamored with this color and didn't mind at all. As for the actual patterns, I just made them up as I went. I did have to re-do a nail or two because I wasn't pleased with the way the pattern had come out.


I love the copper sparks in the turquoise base, and layering it over an ivory shade really just made for a nice vintage look.


What do you think? Are you feeling the vintage vibes?


butter LONDON Two Fingered Salute is a Nordstrom's exclusive and can only be found in Nordstrom stores, on Nordstrom.com, and on butterlondon.com.
Lime Crime nail polish can be found on the Lime Crime website and on Harlow & Co.

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45 comments:

  1. I looove it!!
    Oh my god, you should have a lot of patience for doing this awesome job!!
    Inlove, inlove <3


    Kisses.

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  2. Gorgeous design, absolutely adorable manicure!

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  3. Very pretty! These colors look amazing together and your design looks perfect! I thought it was a stamp at first.

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  4. Amazing design and color combo! I love it!

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  5. gahhh these are so pretty! i love the color combo a LOT and your design is gorge. i am so jealous you have TFS! i've been lemming that one pretty hard.

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  6. This is so pretty! I've been seeing more baroque designs around - such a lovely look. I also like how antique you've made it. Pretty colors :)

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  7. I have Two Fingered Salute and would never have thought to use it in such a creative and beautiful way! Bravo!

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  8. Great job!! I totally love it!

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  9. lol - yours is sooooo good though. Very funny how we're both attracted to Austrian curtains lol xxx

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  10. This is so beautiful! and freehanded! just woww

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  11. Ok, when I read that you freehanded this, I almost shouted aloud in my office, "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!" This is amazing! I'm loving every second of this mani.

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  12. So gorgeous! Love it - also re-discovering freehand at the moment :)

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  13. This is so amazing!! The design itself it gorgeous! But your color combo is just... breathtaking.
    And I didn't even realized how much until I opened these pics in full size.

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  14. Wow, it's so pretty, I can't believe you did that freehanded and without a previous design, you're so talented!

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  15. You are ridiculously talented! I've been on the hunt for a brocade/damask stamping plate, but you nailed it freehand. Also mesmerized by Two Fingered Salute. Freaking awesome!

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  16. OMG this is beautiful! I can't believe you freehanded it!

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  17. It looks great! I need to find myself a bottle of Two Fingered Salute.

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  18. Two Fingered Salute is the only polish I've seen that I would actually pay $14 for. Your design is perfect!

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  19. these nails look absolutely vintage! awsome...

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  20. I honestly thought you'd stamped the design! Amazing job! xx

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  21. This is soooo coool! A friend from the US picked Two Fingered Salute for me, I can't wait to get it, it looks so neat :)

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  22. It's indeed vintage!! You chose perfect polishes for this manicure! I didn't like Two fingered Salute before, but it looks amazing here! I just can't imagine what could be more vintage!)

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  23. I love it! And the fact that you free-handed it is just amazing to me. I'm about as creative as a rock so I am always super impressed when someone can do nail art like this.

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  24. Thats so beautiful. the color combination looks AMAZING!
    Xo,
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br

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  25. love this think it's so delicate and pretty x

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  26. Love it! Your quality of work and photography are so great, I aspire to do as great of a job as you do one day!

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  27. Amazing freehand!! Really love this!

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  28. this is so pretty! the baroque trend is really hittin it hard this season. don't feel too bad, whenever i think i've come up with something super original, i find out later that someone has beat me to it too!

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  29. I love it!! I do feel the vintage vibe and love all intricate nailart designs that look vintage.

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  30. This is beautiful and so nice nail swatches.I really like it and want some other different type of beauty products which provide great help for our skin.

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  31. Hey, I nominated you for a Liebster award! Congratulations!
    http://gopolishyourself.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-award-i-got-nominated.html

    Keep it up

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  32. OMG freehand. Kudos to your wonderful artistry. It is beautiful.

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  33. Love this!! Beautiful combination of colors and design!

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