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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Etnies inspired mani with Avon Rapid Black, Pueen 11, unnamed aqua Color Club



I couldn't figure out what I wanted on my nails so I just started flipping through my plates. I saw this image and it reminded me of the Etnies logo (skate brand)... listening to really old sum 41, blink 182, green day music at the same time contributed to this idea too... took me back to the days when I would wear really fat Etnies skate shoes around... they were sooo fat they looked like house slippers! Loll so comfortable though! (I gave mine away ages ago but they were this shape. I had white with light blue though)




The colors were inspired by these shoes. I wanted to stamp with the aqua color but unfortunately it wasn't pigmented enough to stamp well :( Also the stamp isn't centered which is bugging me but oh well



What I used:
Avon Rapid Black
Aqua is an unnamed Color Club - I think it's Blue-ming... Thanks Traci (drinkcitra) for helping me identify it :)
Pueen 11 from sumptuous set
Konad black special polish
Seche Vite over stamping, Color Club Top Coat on other nails

Avon Rapid Black dries quickly and super super glossy, easy to apply, nice accurate skinny but square brush. Shown is 2 coats. Unfortunately wear time is pretty bad. I had chips on the sides of my thumbs within 24 hours on a day that I didn't have work or do any housework... I pretty much watched tv the whole day lol... I think it chipped when I took a shower. Not impressed. Such a shame since I was loving it otherwise! :(

The Color Club had an amazing formula as well... good consistency and brush, very pigmented, what I've come to expect from Color Club. Shown is 2 coats.

I decided to just use the stamp for an accent nail because I didn't want the mani to be too busy and I really wanted the aqua and the stamping pattern to stand out. 

I'm undecided on this mani... I don't usually wear such dark polish and I feel like style-wise it's not really "me." What do you think of this mani? 

10 comments:

  1. I like it! That accent nail really pops here too!

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  2. Aww nostalgia hit me at the band names lol. This mani looks great!! I love how the accent looks! Hmm maybe the Color Club is Age of Aquarius? I was thinking Blue-ming at first, but I think Blue-ming is lighter...

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    1. thanks Traci! :) I looked up swatches and I'm pretty sure it's Blue-ming... the color in my pictures is a bit off... thanks for identifying it!

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  3. This model looks amazing and the nail polish from Color Club is so pretty..I need to buy it :)

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  4. I absolutely love this color combination! :)

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  5. Ohh! :D Pueen! :) I want to own a Pueen set. :) Been checking their Buffet set :D

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    1. ya i really want the buffet set! but i just got this one and i haven't used all the plates yet haha

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