Friday, 31 January 2014

Nail Art Ideas Linkup - January - Border Mani

Hi all!

I love it when challenges make you try things you haven't before. This week's Nail Art Ideas Linkup theme is Border Manis. And I haven't tried this yet! They're also called Framed mani's. I have seen them with a border on all sides, or on 3 sides.

Today's polishes:
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 014 Magic Earth
  • Essence - 159 The green & the grunge
  • Barry M - Nail art pen Black

Magic Earth was looking at me funny, I swear. I had taken it out when I did my Meriadoc mani, but decided King of Greens was a more suitable colour for my Leaf of Lórien. Anyways, it was on my desk looking at me hiding between my base and top coat. Before I knew it I had a layer on my nails. I didn't bother with a second layer, as I knew most of it would be covered anyway.

When  my coat of Magic Earth was dry, I carefully added a layer of The green & the grunge. I simply used the bottle brush and applied more inward. I only needed one layer. I am loving this green! It did not look finished, I am not sure where the 'stitches' came from, but after I did one nail I knew this would complete it. The nail art pen makes this easy, though my right hand did look a bit more wobbly *winks*.

I can easily see this design in a skittle with different colour combinations. I have a feeling I will do this design with different colours soon! Tell me what you think!

Go check the other border mani's in the Inlinkz below!


  1. Gorgeous mani! And I love that green! :)

    1. :) Thanks! I actually grabbed another bottle of that green before it's retired completely... for a giveaway. Will sit down and sort details later this week ;).

  2. I really love the way you did the lined border. I also agree, the color possibilities with this are endless!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes it, yay!

  3. they look cool... and they have a froggy effect somehow :)

  4. These are adorable and I love the stitches! :D