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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story- Bollywood fauxnad

Hi Kids!
OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, Hong Kong Collection 2010... Love this color, but I'm afraid I don't see anything "caramel" about it, "warm" or "rich"... It's more like burnt pumpkin to me -definitely not as orange as the swatches I've seen so far. My best description of this color...If there were a non-jelly version of Mango Mend and a smidgen of brown was added to it, you would have Chop-Sticking To My Story. All the business of this color being warm is not entirely true either. Next to my cool toned skin with bright rosey flushes, Chop-Sticking To My Story is a neutral that leans warm, and I can wear it.

I have an antique, silk Saree from India in this exact shade of burnt pumpkin! I bought this polish so I could dupe the look of that Saree on my nails. :)
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Mani, 2 coats OPI, Chop-Sticking To My Story
Tips- freehand overlay with Wild and Crazy, Crunch (Sheer ivory with a metallic, orange reflect)
Nfu-Oh #38 over the overlay
Nailbed layering- Elle LDL #433 (Clear with transparent, gold, reflect micro-glitter)
Fauxnad plate H29 (full nail curlicues)
Stamped with China Glaze, Liquid Leather (perfect for a softly pigmented background)
Konad plate M57- 2 images- bottom right lace strip and tri flowers at top
Both images stamped with Color Club, Where's The Soiree?
Flower centers accented with Hard Candy, Break Up
1 coat Seche

Out of all my layered fauxnad/Konad-icures, the execution of this one is the best. Sometimes I get carried away with my stampings and make every element bold. Too much of anything is, well...too much.
There- I said it.
As much as I love this mani, I'm already looking ahead to my next one...what to do?























































































42 comments:

nihrida said...

*dies* This is the most gorgeous konadicure I've ever seen. Period.

Megan T said...

It's so complex!  I love it. 

makeupgirl21 said...

How beautiful this manicure is! I really love this. Your nails really look like the material of India used to make a sari.  I also love the gold tips.  Your so artistic with your designs.  I really enjoy looking at your manicures.

thriszha said...

i love this so much!! SO GLAM!!! i would love to try this out on my nails... ohhh.. ur nails are on my desktop wallpaper now!! u're really amazing!! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!

pwrlftrchick said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!  WOW! 
I too have 2 sarees and love them both!  I just love indian influenced stuff and this just knocks my socks off!
VERY well done!

ainos2 said...

Thanks sweetie!
I'm really satisfied with this stamping....first time I've ever reached a satisfaction point.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Megan T!

ainos2 said...

Thank you dear!
I am happy that I used some restraint with this mani. My first instinct was to apply the Nfu-Oh to the entire nail. I'm glad I reserved it just for the tips.

ainos2 said...

Oh my goodness- thank you sweetie! You're making me blush!

ainos2 said...

Thank you so much Christy!
Really loving the inspiration for this mani helped me tremendously.

Stephanie said...

I love this!  It's so pretty.

Brooke said...

Those are just works of art.  Wonderful job on the layering of the stamps, awesome job lady :)

yardsticks4lunatics said...

I swore I wasn't going to get this (I did get all of the other HK colors)because it was not a color I HAD to have, but this mani may have just proven me wrong....It looks beautiful with the gold and black!!!

:B
~Tiffani

ange-marie said...

This is so cool! Your konad skills are to die for

gildedangel said...

That is so pretty!

Jessica said...

This is so rich! I love everything about this one, it really is the best its all perfection!

April and Ashley said...

Wow! That is amazing! May I ask how long it took to complete?

Trincess said...

O_o I've been looking at this for straight 5 minutes.... So beautiful!!!!!! I don't even have the right words to express it. <3

Elizabeth said...

It's gorgeous! Not something I could rock, but woman, I can TOTALLY see you rocking this one with style!

Cindy said...

This is really beautiful.  Where did you get your fauxnad H59 plate?

Starlight said...

Wow! I am speechless! This is the most beautiful konad/fauxnad! And Chopstickin' is so pretty too. I have been debating wether to get this NP or not. It looks so pretty on you!

Polish Hoarder said...

I'm really loving this manicure! The colors, pattern/prints... everything is just gorgeous!

Thess said...

Oh WOW! Love!

How can you get better that this? =-O
That is going to be a challenge!

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS ONE. I mean, I cannot stop staring at it. You're such a genius.

Dormick said...

This is so beautiful.  You've done a wonderful job!

ainos2 said...

Thank you A!
I spent an hour doing practice stamping-trying to find the best polishes for stamping and finding the best color combos.
It took me half an hour to do the actual nail stamping.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Tiffani!
The art on C-STMS really "pushed back" all the warm tones in this color, and made it more wearable for me.
I think it's a pretty, multi-seasonal color and would recommend it if you don't have something similar in your collection.

ainos2 said...

Thank you ange-marie!
I practice stamp a lot, especially with the fauxnad plates. They're not easy to work with. Finding a polish that works with some of the images is time consuming, and could get very fustrating for someone with less patience than me.

All future posts using fauxnad images will include the process(es) of finding a polish that stamps- how many I had to try, if I had to thin it out...etc.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Elizabeth!
I really loved wearing this, and will, more than likely, re-create it using a different base color!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Cindy!
I used plate H29 - not 59!
All my fauxnad plates were purchased from Chez-Delaney.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Natalie!
C-STMS is a great all season color.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
I'm sure you know the lovely feeling of when an inspired idea and execution come together so nicely. ;)

ainos2 said...

Thank you Thess!
Lol!
I hope my Readers aren't too disappointed with the next mani I'm working on. By comparison, it's much less involved than this one.

ainos2 said...

Oh my gosh, Nicole, I'm blushing...Thank you!!!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Dormick!

ainos2 said...

Aww, thank you Deniz!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Jessica!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Brooke!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Stephanie!

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glitterM said...

I know this post is not recent, but I just found your blog, and let me say, this ROCKS! All the elements come together perfectly, and, although there's a lot going on, it all works.  BEAUTIFUL and very creative too!