Sunday, 30 March 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Monochrome

Hi all!

On the original banner for the FingerFood's Theme Buffet you'd notice it said Mother's Day as theme for today. On this new banner we have Monochrome... just a little oops. But it means you get to see mani's inspired by either theme today in the Inlinkz collection at the bottom of this post. I was stumped about the Mother's Day theme myself. We don't celebrate it over here until May 11th, not that I'd have any idea what to do by then *winks*. So all I had in my mind was something blue, because my mother likes blue. And then when I found out this morning (cutting it close, I know!) we could choose.... I went for Monochrome, blue only!

The blues from left to right:
  • NYC - 325 Raindrop
  • Catrice - LE Candy Shock - C02 Play It Blue
  • Catrice - LE Hip Trip - C01 Blue Highway
  • Mundo de Uñas - 4 Blue (link to brandnew online store!)

And I used a striping brush I bought on eBay.

When I found out I could also do a monochrome mani, I thought plaid immediately. I have never done a plaid before, but when Pause for Polish did this one and this one not too long ago, I have been wanting to do it as well. I used this tutorial I had pinned on Pinterest. Even if I changed it a bit. I started with two coats of Raindrop, then added the light blue broad stripes with Play It Blue and the bottle brush itself. When that dried I used my striping brush to make the bright blue lines across the pale blue and the dark blue ones. As you can see I still need more practice with it. Plus Catrice polishes tend to dry quickly making it harder to get a crisp straight line. I first did only one dark blue line, but the mani felt unfinished. Then  I added the second one parallel to the first, and tadaaaa, it is finished now. Well, at least I feel it is.

The imperfectness of my lines is barely visible from a distance, just like it isn't in the semi-blurry pic above...

I really like my first plaid attempt! Have you done a plaid mani before?

For more Mother's Day/Monochrome manis you know where to go!


  1. the different choice of blue shades match this design perfectly love this xxx

  2. I think the lines look great as they are - it looks like a real fabric! Awesome blues too :)

    1. Thanks hun, I kept staring at my nails... so I feel more plaid coming soon ;)

  3. I love this!! I think your lines look great! (: