Friday, January 31, 2014

Inspired by: Indian Wedding?

I didn't set out to do these nails on purpose when I took a break from case reading today but this is what I ended up with. They remind me of a wedding in India for some reason. Do they have that effect on anyone else?? Maybe it's the really pigmented, rich red base, or perhaps it's a silver details, maybe it's the swirls? I don't know. Either way I kind of really like it. The design itself doesn't jump out at you from far away (it's barely noticeable unless you're pretty close to the nails) so it's a more subtle design (as compared to my juggling balls design which couldn't have been more attention grabbing unless I had it tattooed on my face). I googled photos of indian weddings and got the picture to the left from this blog post. Can you understand my inspiration now?
And when I tried to capture it with a flash this really cool contrast happened with the colors that made the design reallllly stand out. I liked the picture so much that I wanted to add it in and share it with you guys. If I had a do over I might consider doing this design with white stamping instead.
For this look I used Color Club Style Icon, BundleMonster Plate 2-201, and China Glaze Recycle.

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10 comments:

  1. Very festive, love how it looks with a cam flash :)

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  2. I really like the red color and the contrast with flash is very cool

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  3. Your nails look amazing ;)
    Xxx julia

    I love this manicure :)

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    1. Thank youuu! Red is my second favorite polish color :)

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  4. I really like this one. I think it fits an Indian wedding as well. I think it's classy with a bit of spunk as well. :)

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  5. Nikki! I've been wanting to comment on this one since a while now, but the system had cancelled my first comment, so here I am again. I particularly appreciate this post because I am a red lover and also an India love, having been there twice and having changed in my spirit since. I have seen red and gold bridal looks and even bought myself a sari. Also, my very first proper nail art after buying my nail art pens at the beginning, was the same style and idea. Go check it here if you like: http://nailsnoob.blogspot.it/2012/12/indian-princess-first-look-done-with.html Yours looks neat and perfect and the flash pic left me breathless, stunning!

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    1. I just checked out your post. What kind of pens did you use? I commented on the post but I'll add it here too. I have a few nail pens but I've never really used them because I can't seem to get a handle on it.

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  6. Ooooh, love the swirls! I love Indian style/clothing. :)

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