24 April 2013

Seven Deadly Sins Challenge, Day 1: Lust

Hi everyone! A quick announcement before I jump into today's post. My first giveaway has officially closed and I've emailed the winners. I'm still waiting to hear back from one, so if your name is Rachael J. make sure to check your email (and spam folder). I also wanted to thank everyone for all the support. And if you're disappointed about not winning, don't worry, I'm sure it won't be my last giveaway! ;)

Image courtesy of Dahlig at http://dahlig.deviantart.com/

About today's design - I'm participating in a challenge called the 'Seven Deadly Sins', which was put together by Alice of One Nail To Rule Them All, and Helena of Nail Wish. There's so many talented ladies participating so make sure to check the links at the bottom of this post. Every week has a different sin as the theme, with two challenges each week. I will be doing my best to complete both of them.

Lace and rhinestones nail art

The theme for this week is Lust, and today's challenge reads as follows: Day 1 - Be a bad girl and make something you have wanted to do soo badly.

Lace and rhinestones nail art

Lace and rhinestones nail art

Well I have wanted to do lace nails for awhile, and I have *really* been dying to do a glitter/rhinestone gradient, so combining the two seemed natural. It also was an opportunity to use some new rhinestones I picked up over the weekend. 

Lace and rhinestones nail art

I started with OPI My Vampire is Buff as my base, then did a coat of Pahlish Coney Island Queen. The lace was painted freehand with Cult Nails Fetish. On my accent nail I dabbed some Hare Own Your Opulence on the tips creating a gradient. Then I used my base coat to glue on the rhinestones. 

Lace and rhinestones nail art

I feel pretty good about this design. I'm very happy with the lace on my middle finger, but I wish my index and pinky fingers turned out better. The rhinestones will take some getting used to. Overall though, I like how this is in keeping with the 'Lust' theme. 

What do you think of this? 

30 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! At first I thought you actually had real lace on your nails!!

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    1. Thanks so much Helena. Not real lace, at least not this time, although I'd like to try that in the future! :)

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  2. This look is great! I can't believe you freehanded that lace, I thought it was stamped :) Great job.

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    1. Thanks so much! I know I probably could have done this with a stamp, but I like working on my freehand painting skills. :)

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    1. Gosh, thanks so much Kelli!! <3 :)

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  4. I love these, great job on the lace!

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    1. Thank you Chantal! I'm glad you enjoyed the design. :)

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  5. This is so pretty! I love everything about it - My Vampire is Buff as the base, the layer of Coney Island Queen, and the lace detail. Great job! =)

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    1. Thank you Polished Prescription! I appreciate the feedback! :)

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  6. Hi Meghan, what a beautiful mani - I love all your lace nails as well!!! And the Rhinestones are decadently oppulent - swoon :-)

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    1. Thank you Christine! I agree the rhinestones are very decadent, I may want to have them on my nails all the time! It's too bad that the good ones are very pricey. :'(

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  7. Wow these are beautiful! I cannot believe you free handed the lace, to me it looks real.

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much Vicky! What a compliment, and thanks for your comment.

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  8. thats so gorgeous and some truly fantastic freehand work on the lace!!

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  9. hi Meghan
    love the look and the freehand laces - you're so talented :)

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  10. HOW DID YOU FREEHAND THE LACE? You are so talented!

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    1. Haha Maya! Thank you so much! :) As for the lace, just went very slow and carefully. Maybe I should try to make a tutorial on this one.

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  11. I love these, Meghan! Your freehanded lace is so perfect and the rhinestone gradient looks fantastic! I need to try that out some day :)

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    1. Thanks so much Brittney for the comment and the feedback. I'd love to see you do lace one day, I think you'd do an awesome job!

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  12. this s freehand? lace is so difficult, wow!

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    1. Yep! All freehand, and thanks so much! It was difficult and I haven't completely mastered it, so hopefully I'll get to try it again sometime soon.

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  13. I was reading for ages, scrolling up and down to see where the lace decals are from , OHHH WAIT theyre free hand !!! SOOO detailed !
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    1. Sorry Laura, I didn't mean to trick you!! Most of my work is freehand and I like doing detailed stuff. I haven't tried nail decals yet, but I just got some to review, so you'll see those soon. When I do use decals, I would make it very clear at the beginning of the post.

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  14. I've been wanting to try lace forever, but I've been waaaay too intimidated to try to freehand it. Your lace looks incredible here though!! Excellent job! :)

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment! I felt the same way as well, very intimidated I mean. Sometimes the hardest part is just going for something and trying it. :)

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  15. FREEHAND?! Please send me some of your skill and talent ♥.

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    1. Haha!! Sure, sending right now!! ;) ...thanks again Deborah!

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