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Friday, May 24, 2013

Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Hey fine folks, I'm sorry I've had such a large gap between posts lately. Like I briefly mentioned earlier,  I've been really busy working on a huge project at work. I'm going to do my best to prepare some posts this weekend though, so hopefully there won't be too many more big gaps!

I was determined to do some nail art last night and decided to start with a floral. Now, I love florals (I've definitely done my fair share of them!), but I wanted to punch up the design a little bit. I thought it would be cool to contrast a harsh, black and white geometric checkerboard against the soft organic floral nails. I love the way they stand out, so rebellious!

I freehanded everything in this manicure with my medium length striper brush. I probably have a checkerboard stamping plate somewhere but I did want to challenge myself a bit and freehand those nails, too. I did force myself to be a little less controlling about the checkerboard lines than I normally would have been. That's kind of ass-backwards, huh? Controlling myself into being less controlling?

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Chalkboard Nails: Geometric vs. Organic Floral Nail Art

Colors used in this manicure include:
Cult Nails Tempest (white)
American Apparel Hassid (black)
OPI My Vampire is Buff (bone)
Lime Crime Peaches and Cream (lighter orange)
OPI Call Me Gwen-ever (darker orange)
Illamasqua Jo'mina (lighter purple)
China Glaze Crimson (darker purple)
China Glaze Def Defying (green)

I wish the Lime Crime polish would have shown up better in my photos. In person it has a much better contrast to the pale cream background.

So, what do you think about this geometric vs. organic manicure? Too much, or just bold enough?

20 comments:

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  3. This looks absolutely amazing! I love it.

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  4. Looks so pretty!

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  5. Very cool! Nice job!

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  6. This is one of the coolest manis I have ever seen! I love the contrast so much - it's perfect! You are a genius!

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  7. totallybakednailsMay 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    love it

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  8. Very cool! I love the contrast.

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  9. I can be very precise, so I know exactly what you mean by "controlling yourself to be less controlling." I find that a lot of very trendy nail art is imprecise, for example, a lot of stuff coming out of WAH Nails. I like how it looks, but can't always bring myself to loosen up. So I love the mix and match here, and the looser style. :)

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  10. Briana NailACollegeDropOutMay 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    digging the contrast of floral and checkers

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  11. I have to be honest, the flowers are lovely (I like the color combinations), but the geometric parts could have been better. All in one it's a great idea! Freehand is not easy!

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  12. Do love the combination! The contrast sure adds a new flavour to the eyes! Love it!

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  13. There is no such thing as too bold! These are great! :D

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  14. This is one of my favorites from you!

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  15. Wow, freaking amazing! I love the combo!

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  16. LittleMonsterx14May 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    absolutely love this! your checkers and florals are both perfect!

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  17. These are so pretty! I love them and really want to try out that floral pattern soon1

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  18. The floral pattern is soooooo perfect, Woah !

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  19. WOW! Those are perfect! I think the fact that the black and white nails weren't perfect made them stand out even more, perfect mixture of floral and black and white.

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