09 June, 2012

Objet d'art inspired skittles

A quick and easy colourful post for the weekend!

Sometimes the funniest things can be inspiring and this skittle manicure happened to be inspired by a glass mosaic tea-light candle-holder.  I loved the purple tones in my little "objet d'art" and I did my best skittle interpretation of it with a mix of purples and shatter polish to pick up on the mosaic feel.  I may not be a nail artist but I still get excited by playing with colour!

I was quite happy with the end result:

Daylight
  

Lamplight


 Here's the object of my inspiration:



And here are the colours I used in order of index/pointer to pinky...

 L - R:
Manicare Glam Nails (miss independent)
Pret-a-Polish (purplelicious)
OPI (OPI Ink)
OPI (Black Shatter) worn over purplelicious

For those nail artists out there:  What inspires you?

Until next time

Vita :)

10 comments:

  1. I love that look! It's perfect for winter too, with all the beautiful purples! I also love that you didn't go overboard with the shatter, it looks brilliant like that!
    :)

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    1. Thanks! I still have a soft spot for shatters but now I prefer the idea of using them as a subtle accent rather than the main attraction :)

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  2. I love this!! So creative and inspiring. This is sort of an ombre/skittle. :)

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    1. Thank you Liz! I didn't see the ombre when I did this but yes, you're right, it's a bit of both :)

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  3. Very interesting mani, I love it, looks funky but elegant too

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    1. I like that description! Thanks :)

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  4. pretty!


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  5. That's awesome! I think I'm rarely inspired by items for nail art/designs. I just look at the bottles and go oooooh, pretty, let's slap that on! ._. Clearly I'm not the artistic type, hahahaha.

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    1. I'm DEFINITELY not artistic, hehe! It was just one of those very random things that inspired me to do my skittles. I'm like you, usually inspired by a colour I just have to wear :)

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