Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Minty Windows


Hi everyone!

I have a bit of nail art for you today! I was inspired by the unearthly beautiful "Window to my Soul" design by Glitterfingersss - you can see it here. Super pretty right?

I decided to not recreate the design, but to do something similar. I was in a minty mood, and gold goes great together with mint ;) So I picked Miss Minty by Gosh and Vampire Vanity by Bourjois for this design.


I started out with my OPI Nail Envy as a base coat. Then I did two coats of Miss Minty and waited until it was fully dry. I sectioned off the outer parts of my nails with tape, and rubbed the polish in the middle off with polish remover. 

When that was done, I put some Nail Envy on again and added the gold flakes. I removed the tape and added my Fast Drying Top Coat by Only You. 



I don't think I've chosen the easiest and most effective method to create this design. The polish remover crept under my tape and also ate up some polish that wasn't supposed to be removed! It got a bit messy and I had to go over certain parts again with Miss Minty. You can see this in the design: the mint polish looks quite thick and odd in some places. 

Because of this, I'm not really happy with how the design turned out. I love the idea and if you don't look too closely it looks great. I think the negative space looks awesome with the gold flakes though!


I already have another negative space + flake design in my head! I love the effect you get when combining those two.

What do you think of this design? And what do you think of negative space designs like this in general? Normally I don't really like negative space on me because my nails are quite stained, but the flakes really cover all the staining lol!

Thanks for reading!


27 comments:

  1. What an interesting idea :) Well done :)

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  2. wow, it is very pretty. I love geometric design on the nails. Great job Robin :)

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  3. Love this idea! Super cute for fall. I also am super into the pointed-tipped nails right now. Great look.

    x,

    - Robyn

    http://www.skinnybelle.com/

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  4. I love the idea of these and the combination of the polishes is great as well.
    The acetone vs tape thing is a bit tricky, no idea how to deal with that. I think they look awesome anyway, though!

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    1. I'll definitely try a different technique next time because the acetone and tape was really messy :p Thanks Saskia!

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  5. This looks really good and cool! I like the Bourjois :-)

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    1. Thanks Ananka! It's a nice polish indeed, the only thing I dislike a bit is that the gold flakes can stick out a bit so you need a good top coat to smooth it out :)

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  6. Wat een gave nail art, leuk bedacht ook! Ik hou van mint, ik ben dol op mint :-)

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    1. Wie houdt er nu niet van mint?! :p Hehe het is zo'n leuke kleur, dankjewel Miriam!

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  7. Really interesting design, I haven't actually seen one like this before! I think the gold and mint go really well together! I'm not the biggest fan of negative space designs but I still like them :) xx

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    1. Thanks Emily! Yeah I get that negative space designs aren't for everyone, I thought it looked quite odd at first but now I love them :)

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    2. I think if I did a negative space design myself I would find that I like them a lot more, but I've never attempted it ... (yet ;) )....

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    3. Haha, I look forward to your negative space designs some day!

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  8. I have always loved Negative space mani's and this is just amazing (:

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  9. This looks really cool, maybe I will recreate it some times! And even if you think its not flawless, I don't see those mistakes :)

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    1. Ooh I'd love to see it if you do!! Thanks Franzi :)

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  10. I love this Robin! Negative space nails are one of my favourite designs and I just love the mint colour you've used! I really like the idea of having the flakes for the negative part of your nail - it's such a good idea! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jaya! Yeah I loved the idea of putting the flakes on the negative space a lot too, it looks so cool! :)

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  11. Wow! Really love it with the mint color! :) And thanks for the credit! :)

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    1. Hi! Oh wow, I can't believe you found my design! Thank you so much! Of course, giving credit is super important! :)

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    2. I follow you on Tumblr for quite some time now. I saw your maniswap picture and I was like: "Hmm...that nail art reminds me of something.." :D

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    3. Hehe, yours was just so gorgeous that I HAD to do something similar! :D

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