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Monday, April 22, 2013

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

I'm kind of having a kite moment.

It all began when I ran across this amazing kite hairclip tutorial on Wild Olive. I made one myself with a few modifications... it was so easy and was almost too cute for words! I ended up making a few more for family and friends, too. You can check out some photos of those at the end of the post if you're interested!

Kites are so classic and youthful, and yet sort of romantic and idyllic... I knew I had to do some cheerful kite nail art, too!

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

I started by sponging on a gradient of DIOSA I Sea You, Sally Hansen Blue-Away, and Zoya Purity for the sky.

Next I painted a kite shape in white on my middle finger. After putting down the white base, I added the yellow and pink sections using Zoya Darcy and Zoya Micky. The final step in creating the kite was a black tail and purple bows done in OPI Funky Dunkey.

As a finishing touch, I used a dotting tool to make some cute fluffy white clouds.

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

The manicure was pretty easy overall -- the most challenging part was painting a thin line for the tail and keeping the bows small.

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

So what do you think... does this make you want to dig a kite out from the depths of the garage and take it flying? I know I want to! I don't think I've flown a kite since I was a little girl.


Here are the kite clips that I made using the Wild Olive tutorial! The first one is Dayna's and the second is mine.

Chalkboard Nails: Handmade kite hairclipChalkboard Nails: Handmade kite hairclip

31 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! I love the gradient too :)

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  2. This is an awesome design as always.... you make nail art look effortless. Great job

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  3. I just love these! Nails and hair clip alike.

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  4. I'm lovin' it! *.*

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  5. This is so incredibly adorable!

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  6. This manicure is so adorable! I absolutely love it!

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  7. Totally adorable. This makes me want a vacation, lol.

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  8. Adorable! :) I don't remember I've flown a kite since I was a little girl either. But I want to now! :)

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  9. aww, just so cute!

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  10. This is so cool! :D

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  11. love this so much! the nails and the hair clip is super cute!

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  13. These are adorable. Well done as always!

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  14. "Let's go fly a kite! Up to the highest height! Let's go fly a kite and send it sooooooaring!"

    I love it! I'm totally doing that kite barrette tutorial too! Thank you so much for the link to it!

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  15. So cute! I love kite flying, I wish it was windy enough where I live to fly one.

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  16. Gaaaaaaaah, the nail art is adorable but dammit, now I also have to make myself a hair kite! So cute!

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  17. Absolutely love this, both the manicure and the hair clip.

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  18. look great, nail paint style beauty!
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  19. Mmmm, summer on your nail! Beautiful!

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  20. Missy CosméticosApril 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    SO BEAUTIFUL!



    Beijos,
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  21. i've never seen a mani like this before it looks so lovely!

    Esmaltoterapia

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  22. Wow that is so neat. I really love the impeccable finish. It actually looks like you have done this digitally. And this sure has tempted me to go and fly some kites for real with some delicious food http://food-and-drink.become.com/food/other-food

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  23. Jess, from JessOneMoreApril 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    How spirited! So fresh and fun! The hair pins are so hipster chic!

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  24. Your pictures are so perfect that your hands look fake! Fantastic job.

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  25. woow!! *-* so beautiful! :)
    love it! ^^

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