Monday, May 6, 2013

Monkey See, Monkey Do Monday--Chopsuey Nails!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a MSMD mani with a twist.  I've been lamenting all the untried polishes I have for days now.  I just don't get how/why this happens.  Why do I keep buying more when I'm not even wearing what I already have.  I made a promise to myself to stop doing this--I mean what good are buying them when you aren't even going to wear them?

So this brings me to the lovely Julie G Gumdrops I have.  Yep I got them over a month ago and yes I've worn a few but I haven't worn them all yet!  Looking at the colors of them all lined up I thought about some sort of sunset nails.  I've already done a red or orange gradient with them but what about something different?  I googled sunset nails for some inspiration and BAM I ran across this picture that was SO different than the standard sunset scene.  I found it on Chopsuey Nails.  I decided to go for the same look only using textured polishes instead of regular.  I chose Sugar Rush, Tangerine Dream and Blueberry Fizz for my gradient with some added help from Zoya Kerry.   Then I did some freehand art and a bit of stamping.
I'm surprised it wasn't harder to freehand on this textured stuff!
I put another tree on Thumbie too!
This is the picture that inspired me
What do you think?  How'd I do?

There's such a huge difference in these shimmery textured polishes.  I really love them, the flat creme's not so much--here's a pic of the mani in the shade
This colors aren't even the same!!! Here's the same pose in the light
Bright and vibrant!  How'd I do with the recreation?  Don't you just love that whale tail???!!!!  There's so much you can do with these textured polishes--I can't wait to get more of them!  Oh Oh!!! There I go again!

Here's a picture of the polishes I used!


Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!


11 comments:

  1. I cant believe you free handed that. It looks amazing!!!!!!

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    1. Me either! I had to do the palm fronds because there was no way that was going to happen free hand LOL!

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  2. Love it with the textured polish! I'm slowly warming up to that trend...

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    1. Lindsey I love them! I never thought I would but I really love them!

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  3. LOVELY manicure :D
    I am a follower of JulieG on youtube and she seems to be the sweetest girl ever :) So happy for her that her nail polishes have become such a hit :)
    hugs
    xx

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    1. I absolutely love these polishes. I don't have access to Julie G here in Racine so I was elated to get these!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Did you freehand the palm tree or was that stamped?

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    1. Palm tree fronds were definitely stamped! I've tried to do a palm tree free hand in the past and it was horrible!

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  5. Beautiful! I like your version more!

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  6. Yours looks the the sunrise reflected from the surface of a lake being ruffled by an early morning breeze. It's so pretty.

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