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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Trippy Drippy

When all else fails, paint some drips.


That's my motto. Or it should be, anyway. Drip nail art is awesome. It's easy and fun and it looks pretty impressive. I sat down to do some nail art last night and was unsure what I wanted to paint. The idea to make a lineup of rainbow drips eventually came to me, and as I was painting them, I realized it would look even better if I could turn the colors into a gradient. I kind of changed course a bit to try to make that happen. Thankfully, I think I was successful!


My red shade is China Glaze Snap My Dragon which is a new shade from the Avant Garden collection. I grabbed Zoya Arizona for my orange, and then picked China Glaze Happy Go Lucky for the Yellow. The green is Lime Crime Pastelchio and the blue is China Glaze Hanging in the Balance. I finished off the rainbow with China Glaze Gothic Lolita for the purple.


This gradient technique was a bit different than a normal sponged gradient. I ended up making custom mixes of each of the two colors I was gradient-ing and then lightly brushing it on to create as smooth a transition as possible.


I painted rainbow stripes using the same colors on my thumb.


Doesn't Zoya Arizona look like nacho cheese in the pic above?




Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Sunday, and thanks for reading!

Some of the products in this post were provided for review.

54 comments:

  1. Aaaah I see what you did there. You did an excellent job "changing it up" I think it's gorgeous and fun!

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  2. Amazing! I don't really like drips, but these are really fun!

    Iriel

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  3. I am definitely enjoying my lazy sunday.. and these nails are so freaking cool!!

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  4. talk about awesome! t's like a whole pack of crayons! I bet little boys would love this mani!!!

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  5. wow! awesome! fantastic! amazing nail art!

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  6. Hi!Its a reader from turkey ;)I follow you for a long time and I love your posts much!This nails are the best,ever!but could you tell us how to do those nails?I want to try it and if you let me I wanna share it on my blog ;)
    tnx ;) xoxo
    G.

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  7. This is amazing. Did you draw that?

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  8. These are completely amazing! You are so talented :)

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  9. I am so amazed right now! I absolutely love it! :)

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  10. Omg your selection of colors is amazing! Love this mani <3

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  11. wow this is seriously amazing! your drips are perfect and the colors look awesome!!

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  12. This does look stunning, I am yet to try the dripping effect nails but will do soon :)

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  13. Dude! Love those. How did you keep the drop shape though while applying the colors?

    Thank you for sharing your art!

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  14. OMG! I am having flashbacks to some of the late 60's Greatful Dead/Jefferson Airplane concerts at The Filmore! Pretty trippy!

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  15. Love it! Rainbow gradient drops, so awesome! !

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  16. Now I want your nails and nachos... lol

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  17. Sooo beautiful and amazing!! I wish you could do a tutorial on this?

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  18. looks very cool, but I couldn't wear that :)

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  19. Wow! These are stunning! You have such a great talent and I'm in awe of all of your manis!! These are fab!

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  20. So awesome, I would love to see how you did this.

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  21. Awesome! I agree with the idea about a tutorial!

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  22. beautiful ! you're so creative ! you're always ending up with a beautiful design, i'm jealous lol
    Can you make a little tutorial? I read your explanations, but can't picture how you do it correctly ^^

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  23. Totally looks like nacho cheese indeed :D! Love this manicure, very colorful.

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  24. That is frickin awesome! You are very good at drips too :D

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  25. I love this! However I must be doing something wrong because drip nail art does NOT come easily to me, no matter how much I read about it. Any chance you can make a video tutorial about it in the future? Even if it only shows you painting your nails, the visual would help me so much. Thanks :)

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  26. that is amazing. one of the best manicures i've seen in a while!

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  27. Omg you're the best!
    Beijos,
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br/

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  28. This is awesome!! I just love it - you had me cracking up with that nacho cheese comment!

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  29. OMG.....gorgeous! Would love a tutorial...pretty please..lol!

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  30. This is amazing! How on earth did you get them so neat and precise, they look incredible - like the drips are stuck on!

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  31. Oh this totally needs a tutorial!

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  32. Love It! A tutorial would be awesome!

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  33. Oh please, show us a tutorial video <3

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  34. They look so fun and awesome, and also really clean! I'd mess everything up if i tried recreating the look :\

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  35. loved this nail art, greetings fron uruguay!

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