Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red and Black Nails

Yay it's my birthday tomorrow!!! Ok random :)

I have been wanting to try vertical studs down the nail since I saw this post by Aly Loves Lacquer. Therefore I decided to use black rhinestones (2mm) down my ring fingers on both hands. I had originally planned on doing all nails but quickly realised I wouldn't have enough rhinestone. I wanted to add a bit of glitter so I applied a layer of Spoiled Shuffle The Deck onto my thumbs. I topped these nails off with Ulta3 Non Chip top coat. Note to self: don't ever use this top coat just before bed! Even with drying drops it indented so badly >.<

I actually wore my nails like this for Mothers Day which may sounds horrible but it matched my dress perfectly :)

Red and Black Nails in Artificial Light
Red and Black Nails in Artificial Light

I had been dying to try out the gradient techique by The Nailasaurus and with Diablo 3 newly released what other colours could I choose but red and black :) So I used China Glaze Poinsettia and BYS Black Satin and applied them to a piece of paper and then mixed the two where they joined. I then sponged this onto my other nails.

Again I only have photos in artificial light because of the terrible weather :(

Diablo Nails in Artificial Light
Diablo Nails in Artificial Light
I love this gradient technique! I honestly can't wait to do this again with the red/black gradient on all my nails I loved it that much :)

29 comments:

  1. Wow, this is such a refreshing combo! I haven't seen anything like this so far! Nicely done :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)

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  2. Happy birthday for tomorrow! =) What a gorgeous gradient! And I totally didn't even think of making D3-themed nails! Certainly an idea to try out sometime~

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    1. Thank you!! If you do give the D3 nails a go I'd love to see them :)

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  3. Love the black and red together, and the accents are perfect! As we predicted, STD and Poinsettia look great :P And Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks! Red and black is one of my favourite combos! I wanted to use STD but I still plan on doing a jelly sandwich :)

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  4. wow this is such a rockstar mani combo! I LOOVE it! and happy bday enjoy!

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    1. Thank you!! Your package arrived today! It was like an extra birthday present :)

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  5. Oh wow, this is a really cool look! Loving the single row of rhinestones... I can't wait for mine to come in the mail!

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    1. Thanks :) I need to get more rhinestones, I love using them!

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  6. didnt realize i wasnt following you! thought i was! Stunning mani, Happy bday!!!

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    1. Don't worry that happens to me a lot with pages I could have sworn I was already following :) Thanks!

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  7. This mani is freaking awesome!

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    1. Oh, and Happy Birthday! I hope it is amazing!

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    2. Thank you!! I had a nice lazy day - it was great :)

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  8. oof that gradient! It is amazing, love the accent nail, too :D

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    1. Thanks! I have to admit I fell in love with that gradient, it just looks amazing to me lol!

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  9. Perfectness!

    The row of rhinestones, the gradient technique, and the glitter on your thumb. All are so prettY!!!

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    1. Awww thank you so much! I wasn't sure if all the different designs would work together but I think they do ):

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    1. Thank you :) I love finding new blogs!

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  11. Wow, these look awesome! The single row of black stones looks simply fabulous, and the glitter is such a great match. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! :)

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    1. Thanks! I loved the rhinestones down the nail too :) I had a great day but the weekend will be even better!

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  12. This is an amazingly effective look and the black rhinestones are so cute :)

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  13. That is just awesome! I literally gasped when I saw the gradient!

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    1. Thanks! Haha I had the same reaction after doing the gradient :)

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  14. Ooooh what a cute mani! Love the row of dots! <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you :) It was my first time doing the rhinestones down the centre of the nail and I think it worked out well :)

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