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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Lacquer Legion Adoration: I Adore Nail Art


I was brainstorming for The Lacquer Legion's "Adoration" prompt and, while there are many things I adore in the world, nothing seemed more appropriate for my post than nail art dedicated to... nail art! This manicure represents how much brighter nail art has made my life. Doing nail art, wearing nail art, looking at nail art, talking about nail art, I love it all.


I also threw in a little nod to a brand that I adore: OPI! I used all OPI shades for this nail art and tried to represent the ProWide brush (my fav) as the polish brush.

Shades used:
OPI My Vampire is Buff
OPI Big Apple Red
OPI In My Back Pocket
OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana
OPI Who the Shrek Are You?
OPI Ogre the Top Blue
OPI Funky Dunkey


The technique I used in this nail art is similar to the technique that I used in my Trippy Drippy manicure. It basically involves making a manual gradient by creating custom blends of color to connect each shade to the next.

So, for example, on my middle finger, I painted red on the left side of the nail and orange on the right side of the nail. Then, I mixed my red and orange together and painted it in the middle of the nail. I did a bit more custom mixing and refining to make the transition smoother, but you could keep it simple if you'd like.

The polish brush, wand, and cap are all freehanded using white, black, and grey mixes.


Thank you, nail art, for being such a bright spot in my life!

42 comments:

  1. oh my gosh this is amazing!!

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  2. AMAZING, how clever!

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  3. This is truly a WORK OF ART! Great job, Sarah! :D

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  4. This is so awesome! I'm definitely inspired.

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  5. And thank you Sarah, for being a bright spot in everyone else's life! I love that you included the brush. Who else thinks of these things? :)

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  6. This is perfect for this prompt! The colours blend really well together and the polish brush and cap look great! :)

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  7. This is perfect for the theme! What a cool mani :)

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  8. This technique is so cool! I love the colors you used. At first glance I thought it was like an abstract elephant, but I love the paint dripping.

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  9. This is amazing!!!! You should take up painting (on canvas, haha) as well because your shadows and highlights are impeccable. Your blog is one of the very few I follow obsessively, and I can tell you with confidence that your love for nail art really shows :)

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  10. O can I understand.Same here I call painting my nails and nail art my HappyPlace

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  11. This is awesome . U r so creative , I loved the way u dedicated the theme for nailart :-)

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  12. Marieta García LópezFebruary 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Wow!

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  13. Sorry Kellie! Maybe you could grab an image from my post and reply to the feed emails with the image? That way you would have them together.

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  14. You are a true inspiration and embody "Do what you love"!! This design is truly ingenious and amaaaaazing! :) We are humbly happy to follow along in your footsteps (even though you are way ahead of us)!

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  15. So amazing! You are so creative and talented, and I love seeing what you come up with! You never disappoint! xx

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  16. That is so cool and fun! Love it!!!

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  17. I love this! Gorgeous and awesome idea!

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  18. Too cool. Looks amazing, great creativity, as always!

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  19. Love the idea behind this! Looks absolutely amazing!

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  20. c'est superbe, je me suis contentée de présenter deux merveilleux vernis, toi tu as vraiment cherché une chouette idée, bravo !
    J'adore
    bises

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  21. WOW es increible, eres una artista

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  22. What an amazing work of art!! Love it!!

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  23. These are stunning! The execution is perfect, and I love the design!

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  24. Awesome and totally unique nail art! As always. ;)

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  25. LittleMonsterx14March 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    wow this is incredible!!

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  26. what can I say, absolutely perfect! love it!!

    xoxo

    Emy

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  27. LacqueredWithLoveMarch 3, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Incredible! Love how unique this is!

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  28. Brilliant!

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  29. Awesome!! I love it! <3

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  30. i think that this is one of my favorites! Brilliantly done!

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