Friday, 1 June 2012

Jil Sander inspired Paisley Nail art

Ever since I saw her new gorgeous Paisley print clothing in Elle I knew I would have to do a mani inspired by it! I love me some paisley, you an get lost when drawing it and when you add more than one colour it looks so good! I only did the paisley as accent nails as I was limited on time plus I think it would have been a bit much to have this on all 10 nails lol. 
I started with Zoya Dannii which the lovely Anna sent me :) I'm sure you've all seen Dannii before but incase you haven't it's a purple foil with silver, red and coppery shimmer which create a warm glow when under bright light. It was opaque in one coat but I did two to get the full effect. And two nails of a Sally Hansen French white, which somehow I managed to get opaque in two coats! 


Then I added a coat of my new fav Seche Vite to make sure I had a perfectly smooth and dry surface, which is the key thing when doing freehand designs with a pen, you do not want to just drag the tacky polish of the nail with the nib! I've done that before and it's not pretty. I used the pink, yellow and purple nail supreme pens, I love them! Here's the final result. 

Left hand

Showing off - my right hand ;) you can see the faults though!
The original print by Jil Sander was pink, blue and green but I chose these colours as I prefer them and my blue pen is having a serious blob attack at the moment :P. I'm pretty happy with these, everyone who has seen them asked if they were transfers/wraps so that's a good sign. The only thing I don't like is using Dannii on the rest of my nails, it looks okay in the pictures but IRL it looks less good, I wanted the purple to pick out the purple in the design but instead it makes it fade away almost lol! Or maybe I'm just being dramatic :P. 

Also if you don't follow Nails Inc on Facebook you really have to, that's how I found out about the Jubilee Lucky Dip deal; 6 randomly selected full size polishes for £15!!!!!!!! Can you believe that?! This deal is available until 5th June but only if stocks last that long, which I doubt, so if you haven't already take advantage! Sorry all my non UK readers for the jelly you will feel at this amazing deal lol 

Hope you enjoyed 

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

This looks awesome!

Kas said...

That's lovely. I love all the detail :)

Veronica Gorgeois said...

Nicely done, and great color choices.

Anonymous said...

this is so well done!

Lizzy said...

That. Is. Gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

OMG you freehand this!! You are good. I love it :)

M. Fourey said...

MY GOSH, that's amazing! AND freehanded! You're one talented lady!

Toyarosie said...

Holy Abbie...you're REALLY good at this, I can't believe that's freehand! You're a natural!! It looks really amazing :)

Abbienail said...

Thank you!

Abbienail said...

Thank you :)

Abbienail said...

Thank you :)!

Abbienail said...

Thank you ^__^

Abbienail said...

Thank you sweets :)

Abbienail said...

Thank you so much :)

Abbienail said...

Gah! Thank you so much, I'm doing some serious blushing right now!

Abbienail said...

Hehe thank you! I really appreciate your kind words :)

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