Thursday, 24 April 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Something Tropical


Hi all!

I'll confess right away, I accidentally used a polish I've had since probably September 2013... so not a real oldie... But RIOT@♥ was the perfect shade of violet... and I didn't realise until I had already painted my base. The others are older! Anyways, my inspiration comes from this image of a tropical sunset. This image attracted me because of the unusual colours, and well... purple.


From left to right:
  • Essence - LE BE LOUD! - 01 RIOT@♥
  • Essence - 106 Free hugs
  • Catrice - 01 Orange-Utan
  • Catrice - 865 Yellow Sub-Mandarin
  • Catrice - LE Glamazona - C04 Lime Heart Is Beating Like A Jungle Drum
  • Essence - Stampy polish black
  • Essence - Stampy polish white



My base is two coats of RIOT@♥ (yes, the name actually includes the @ and ♥), this colour is gorgeous and bright and rather unique in my collection of purples. I'm sure you can agree this fits the inspiration image perfectly in colour. I sponged a sunset with the other colours and a tiny piece of make up sponge. Some colours were blended to create a bit of gradient. I used a nail art brush to add the yellow though. The black beach, palmtrees and birds were all freehanded with the black polish and two nail art brushes (both of them had the amount of bristles reduced using nail clippers). It's sealed in with top coat.




I really enjoyed making this, I love the colours and am rather proud this looks so good.

More tropical nails in the Inlinkz below! Give those girls some love!


14 comments:

  1. This is lovely I'd never have thought of using purple very nice

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    1. It's an amazing purple *nods*. And to think I bought it on sale because I didn't think I needed it when that Limited Edition came out first....

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  2. Wow! Wat ontzettend knap! Heel mooi geworden.

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    1. Dank je! Ik ben er zelf ook heel blij mee :)

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  3. Wow it does look great! The colors are awesome and the design is so sharp! Well done!

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    1. Thank you! I love the colours as well, especially the purple

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  4. Just stunning! This sunset is just breath-taking!

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    1. When I saw the image I based this mani on I knew I had to recreate it :)

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  5. That's awesome work they look absolutely gorgeous! :) xx

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    1. Thanks! Practice does seem to improve my freehanding skills ;)

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  6. These are fantastic!! You did a great job, I love that purple too!

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