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Monday, May 14, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do: Spring Pattern

Hi dear readers !

As I told you yesterday, I joined the Monkey See, Monkey Do group. This means I'll do manicures inspired (or copied) by another nail artist I admire each monday (well, I'll try to do it each monday but I might not have always time to do it :p )
For my first MSMD, I wanted to recreate a manicure from Emily's blog. I've been following her for a long time, we even became pen friends and I love to discuss with her. I wanted to recreate a mix & match mani as she often does, but finally my eyes stopped on a spring manicure she did last year.
Here's the original:
And here's my version:

Where Emily painted her flowers by herself, I cheated an added some water decals (from Ebay). Honestly, I tried to paint flowers on a tip and I need more skill, so I chose the easy way, but I still like the result :)
As Emily and I both live in Belgium, I should take lessons with her haha !

Here's how I did:
I painted the base color, two coats of Ulta Bam-Blue-Zled. I added the white stripes with an Essence Tip Painter, then added silver glitter with China Glaze Tinsel and a thin liner brush. Finally, I added the water decals as an accent.
You obviously won't notice it, but I sealed the nail art with Essence's scented top coat, I wanted to try it :) It's slightly scented, not like real fruits but something more chemical, like fruity bubblegum. It's really pleasant :)

I love the MSMD idea, as my long days at work block my inspiration most of the time ! It's a challenge to recreate someone elses' mani, and also a  kind of hommage I'll give to every nail blogger that will inspire me :)

What do you think ? Do you like it ?

Have a nice day ^^

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