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piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 - Year of the Blogger!

Hi guys! Today I have a very special post for you! I kept it a secret for 2 months but now I can say it, I've been chosen to be a part of piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 :) Woohooo! awesome right?!


This year, the challenge was to create our most "amazing nail art manicure ever" using 3 piCture pOlish shades provided to us. Here are the polishes I got : Nude, Fairy Floss and Paradise (by Liquid Jelly).


And when I say challenge, I mean CHALLENGE!!! When I discovered the colors provided to me, I kind of freaked out, lol! Nude and Fairy Floss = great combo! Paradise = awesome polish ♥ but... not really a color I would have used in mani with 2 Light Shades. Don't misunderstand me, all 3 polishes are beautiful but not together, lol XD But it was a challenge and I accepted it so... :P

After many many many nail arts on a nail wheel, here is my final choice :






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To create this manicure I used : tape, a white striper polish, a makeup sponge, a clean-up brush and a dotting tool.



1. Start by painting your nails (all except the thumb) with piCture pOlish Nude (2-3 coats).


2. Paint a stripe on the makeup sponge with piCture pOlish Nude. Then, directly next to it, paint another stripe with Fairy Floss.


3. Apply the sponge on your nail to create the gradient. To minimize the mess, you can put some tape around your nail before sponging.


4. Repeat the same sponging process (step 2 & 3) a few times until you're satisfied with the opacity.

5. Apply a layer of top coat to blend the colors together and protect your gradient from the next step.


6. Remove the tape and clean up the mess with a brush and some nail polish remover.

7. Index & pinky : Grab your white striper polish (or a white polish & a striper brush) and draw some petals on the corner of your nail. Add a layer of topcoat.


8. Middle and ring : Create a "wave" with piCture pOlish Paradise and fill the bigger "blank" with Paradise.

   

10. Use your white striper polish to create swirls. You can use a small dotting tool (like I did) or a toothpick for the end of the swirl.


11. Use your dotting tool and the white polish to add some dots. Apply some topcoat.


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For the thumb : paint your nail with piCture pOlish Paradise (2-3 coats) and repeat step #7.

   

Hope you like my mani =)

This year, all nail art creations go into the running to be chosen to create a collaboration shade with piCture pOlish launched in 2014!!!! =) There will be 3 winners chosen as follows via piCture pOlish special Pinterest Blog Fest 2013 board: 1 x Award - as voted by PP friends and fans ; 1 x Award - as voted by all participants of Blog Fest 2013 ; 1 x Award - as voted by Jules & Megs of piCture pOlish. 

So please vote for me :P


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Comments

  1. Beautiful design, Paradise is amazing *_*

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  2. impressionnant comme tu as si bien associer ces teintes !

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    1. Merci! J'ai fait de mon mieux :)

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  3. I love the pattern on the middle two, it's beautiful x

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  4. this is really really cool!!!

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  5. c'est vraiment magnifique, superbe idée pour associer ces teintes et avec paradise c'était pas gagné !!

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    1. Merci! Oui on est d'accord sur Paradise :P Quand j'ai vu les couleurs, je me suis dit "mon dieu Paradise ne va pas du tout avec les deux autres" j'étais paniquée, lol!

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  6. This is stunning. You have a rather unusual pairing of polishes - I wouldn't have thought to put those three together - but you combined them very nicely. :)

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    1. Yep very unusual, lol! I did my best, thank you! =)

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  7. This is beautiful! Also, my jaw dropped when I saw your bottle shot of Paradise. It looks like a galaxy in a bottle!

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    1. Thank you :D
      Paradise is a very beautiful polish!!!

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  8. Love the free hand work on this! You have a steady hand, looks fab :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm very pleased you like it, thank you so much :)

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  9. This manicure is really awesome! Lovely combination of the dark and the light colors :)

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  10. I think I'd have found it really tricky to combine these three but I think you did a great job - I really like how Paradise kind of seems to peek out from behind a curtain on those two nails (I hope this makes sense haha).

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    1. haha XD Yes that makes sense!!! :) Thank you ♥

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  11. Love to makes designs on my nails but this is quite difficult for me.But i will give it a try.body painting

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