Thursday, 15 August 2013

Digit-al Dozen DOES Fashion - Leopard Print Flip Flops

Hi Goddesses

Sorry that I am posting so late tonight.  Beth and I have had an epic day out with her beloved Auntie Fluffy, and I am super in love with my purchases, which I will show you over the weekend.

Today's post was the last mani I did for Fashion Week.  Sometimes, you look and you look, and you just can't find the right pattern, and then other days, you look, and you find inspiration in the weirdest of places.

So yes, today is inspired by a pair of flip flops lol.   I think most of us love leopard print, and it's hard to resist when that also involves more than 1 colour.  I also liked that the colours were pastel, as that's not a colour scheme you usually associate with a violent carnivore lol.

Above you see my polishes, and also the base.  This was done by painting each nail one of the 5 colours, and then adding random colour blocking and brush strokes.  With hindsight, I really wish I had used more lemon.  It's a colour I hate, but there's no denying that it helps the pattern pop more - a great example of how sometimes you have to go against your gut for the best results.

The stamping this time was from a stamping plate, the Wild At Heart Cheeky Jumbo Plate 9.  Usually I freehand, but I wanted this mani to have uniformity.   Finally, a little bit of white acrylic to colour in some of the spots.

Overall, despite the use of pukey pastels, I really like this mani.  It also features one of my favourite nail art tricks - a multi-coloured base.  They are not difficult to do, and really help a mani add up to so much more than the sum of its parts.

Enjoy xx :)

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