Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hugs for Emily - Neon Blocked Ikat Nail Art

Neon blocked ikat nail art by @chalkboardnails

Today's nail art is inspired by the talented and kind Emily from Very Emily. Emily has been going through a tough time lately, so a few of her blogger friends got together to show our support by taking inspiration from one of her manicures. Though I wish I could do more from across the world, I wanted her to know that we all care about her and will be there for her.

For my look, I was inspired by Emily's Summer Ikat Nails. I added a twist to it, doing my neon blocking horizontally rather than vertically, and throwing in some black and white splatter studs.

Neon blocked ikat nail art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes and materials used:
OPI Angel With a Leadfoot
American Apparel Hassid
Floss Gloss Con Limon
Serum No. 5 Splatter Studs

The neon blocking was painted freehand over the white base, and then I added the ikat print, carefully lining it up with the white sections only. I used topcoat to adhere the studs, and sealed them in with an additional layer.

I enjoyed doing this look, and Sean was a huge fan of the finished effect. I think in the end, I prefer Emily's vertical blocking, though I certainly do like how mine turned out too.

Neon blocked ikat nail art by @chalkboardnails

If you'd like to check out the other bloggers sending hugs to Emily, they are Wondrously PolishedThe Nail Polish Challenge, Love. Varnish, chocolate, and more...One Nail To Rule Them AllNail Polish SocietyPaulina's Passions, The Lacquerologist, and The Nailasaurus.
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13 comments

  1. Such fun nails these are! Love the neon against the black and white design.

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  2. Sarah, these are nicely balanced nails and I think it's so lovely that you gals are all doing this to show support for a friend. Taking the time to think about a design and execute it, then posting and publicising it, all while thinking positive thoughts for a person in need, does have meaning even if you can't be there in person to give Emily a hug.

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  3. Thank you very much. She is such a sweetheart and a very talented nail artist - I'm glad to call her a friend.

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  4. I love the spin you put on one of my favorites. Those studs are awesome, especially since Emily loves her studs! :)

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  5. This is so fun! I really like the colors and the design! It's so sweet to all of these posts for Emily today (:

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  6. This is so creative. I love both yours and Emily's creations and you guys are doing a great thing by supporting her like that. Congratulations! <3

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  7. So special,love it . highqualitybuy

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  8. i love Ikat. I can't get the hang of it myself haha!
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  9. These are amazing! I always love how smooth and effortless you make your nail art look. amazing.

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  10. You know, I still need to try me an ikat print!

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