Thursday, May 7, 2009

FUNKY FRENCH NAIL ART

It's been a while since I have done just some plain ol' nail art. Last night I wanted to use some of my new OPI's I got from Ulta, and I couldn't decide between Rosey Future - a really light, shimmery pink or Lourve me Lourve me not - a really dark purple with flashes of micro glitter. So I decided to do a funky french - since maybe you have noticed MY NAILS ARE GROWING!! I feel like I actually have some nails now! It almost seems like these things grew over night or something, doesn't it!


Anyway I painted the base of my nails with two coats of Rosey Future. Then I free handed the dark purple french tips with Lourve me Lourve me not. I wasn't to pleased with the two colors together for some reason, I didn't hate but I didn't love it either. That's when I busted out the silver Stripe Rite nail art pen and laid out a silver dividing line. Still not quite pleased, I added two little swoops off both ends of the silver line. Aaaahhhhh - some nail art I can finally be satisfied with.


I must admit I can't quit looking at this today. I just looooove it. When I showed Ricco last night he said it was the best that my nails have looked in a while :) (to which I should have said - oh really? does that mean my nails looked like crap all the days before?? hahaha! you know how us crazy women are!)


















I have a great idea for tonight's mani - using Do you lilac it (for you RAI) and Lourve me Lourve me not, my diagonal design, and this silver line design from above.....the creative juices are flowing!

26 comments:

Lucy said...

Brooke this is a gorgeous manicure! I really love it. I also love the combination of colors. Did you take some overnight nail growing pills! Hehe. They really have grown. Looking so pretty.

Brooke said...

LUCY - Thank you so much! Ha! If there were some overnight growing pills I would have taken them months ago, lol! I think the design helps make them look longer, but they really have grown out quite a bit.

Helen said...

I absolutely love that - your silver design looks fantastic. I need to get some nail art pens!

Brooke said...

HELEN - Thank you! Yes you do! Them long ass nails you have, you have tons of room to do all kinds of nail art!

Smoochiefrog said...

That is just absolutely gorgeous! Nice job!

Brooke said...

SMOOCHIEFROG - Thank you! I really like this one too :)

Nessa said...

This is awesome, Brooke! And your nails are looking sooo healthy and long and just lovely!

clockwork said...

Oh this is wicked pretty, I love the silver it really makes it pop.

Kae said...

Very pretty, love the color combo!

Brooke said...

NESSA - Thanks! I hope your house hunting is working out :)

Yes, it took a couple of months, but my nails are finally starting to grow out. They still don't look just great with out nail polish, but at least they are getting long :)

CLOCKWORK - Thank you. I really liked the silver addition too. I normally wouldn't have thought these three colors would have gone together so well.

KAE - Thank you. I just found your blog! I remember your submission on my nail art contest I had, you are very talented. I would like to add your blog to next weeks New Blogs on the Block post. I see yours has been around a while, but it's new to me :)

Velvet said...

This is lovely! I like all three of them together! Yes, I have noticed how much longer your nails are too! They are looking very nice!

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

This is cute! I'm sitting here trying to think up a Weekend Warrior right now! I think you've given me some ideas! Thanks!

Jamie said...

Really nice, Brooke! Those colors really go together nicely, and the simple swoops are perfect. Great job!

adorepink said...

This design is really cute! I want some of those Stripe Rites...I can only dream of the designs I could try!

lol

Kae said...

I can't believe you remember my submission you must've looked at a million entries! :)

Mary said...

I was so busy today I'm just now trying to catch up on everyone's blogs! That is a stunning manicure, you have some talent! Does Dinky like those little boots? She looks a bit irritated in that picture!

louise13 said...

Brooke,
Love your nails! Wow that pink is ver natural looking in some of the pics but I can see the little glimmer in it in others. I am going to have to try something like that soon. I don't have the opi colors but i've got similar. Plus i've got the stripe rite. I love the shape of your nails. Can you give me a few hits or do you have an older post I can look up for shaping?

Thanks
Lisa

createitcottage said...

Beautiful design. So simple and classic looking yet fun at the same time.

kittyluvscolor said...

I reall like this alot, great job!

Céline said...

What a nice design ! looks very lovely on your long nails (glad that they decided to grow up ^^ )

StephanieAnn said...

HI! I recently found your blog and am LOVING it! This is gorgeous, simple yet stunning! Thank you so much and I’m so glad I found your little section of the blog world!

Brooke said...

VELVET - Thank you. Finally some length on these things!

THE PBG - Oh cool, can't wait to see what you come up with!

JAMIE - Thanks so much.

ADOREPINK - I got them at Sally's, with the discount card I believe they are around $2.50 ea. and they have about 20 diff. colors to choose from.

KAE - Your's was one that was in the finals, you did really great detailed work.

MARY - No!! Dinky hated those boots! This pic was taken a while back, but she wouldn't even walk in them! It was pretty funny!

LISA - This design could work with whatever colors you have on hand and like. Hope you give it a go :)

CREATEITCOTTAGE - Thank you!

KITTY - Thank you! IT was very simple to do, and easy enough to do on both hands.

CELINE - You and me both! Thanks :)


STEPHANIEANN - I'm glad you found my blog too! Thanks for commenting, I love to hear from new people and hope you hang around :)

gio said...

Love this, so simple and cute! Nice job!

Alexlyndra said...

LOVE this manicure! I believe you when you say you can't take your eyes off it.

Vanessa said...

Lovely!! No shaky hands there ;)

Brooke said...

GIO - Thank you so much!

ALEXLYNDRA - Thank you and congrats on winning over at Body and Soul :)

VANESSA - Thank you.

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