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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

P51 fauxnad

Hi Kids!
I have 2 fauxnadicures for you...1 good, the other, an awful fail. Both are on Claire's Calm/Wild.
I struggled with what to stamp on this mani so as not to detract from the color transition and the finish. I am so glad I bought a back-up of this polish- 1/3 of the bottle went to painting a plastic strip for the  practice stamping of images and polish color choices!
In order to preserve the soft, suede finish, I decided right away that I would not be using a top-coat on this mani. This decision significantly cut out all the regular options I use for stamping color. Without a top-coat all the flash, shimmer & duochrome polishes I've frankened for layering purposes were out. All I had left were cremes, pearls and chromes. After a lot of practice stamping, I chose Sally Hansen Chrome. Cremes and pearls just looked too flat.

Anyway, here's the "good" fauxnadicure;























































































I used fauxnad plate P51, center image stamped multiple times with Sally Hansen Pure Chrome.

This next mani is a fail because the stamped images are not crisp and intact. I used Sally Hansen Pink Crystal Chrome to stamp this one. Obviously, it's not pigmented enough for the Essence plate I used.
Note the color of Claire's Calm/Wild. It is color accurate...my hands hadn't warmed up yet, resulting in a pretty raspberry shade.

33 comments:

sarahloo said...

I have GOT to get my hands on that mood polish because when I first glanced @ your pictures I thought it was sponge art! so PRETTY! calm/wild is the best of them all, I think. :D

Michèle said...

pure hotness! Those Mood Polishes are to die for, and this fauxnad pattern is gorgeous :)

thriszha said...

wow!! this is stunning..

nihrida said...

It's beautiful!

Rhea k said...

It's really pretty!

L said...

Oh This is so pretty!!

Evil Angel said...

I love it and I really love this color on you!
I don't think the second is a fail it's just a bit more subtle.

KONADomania said...

I would never ever call the second one a failure! As far as I can see in the picture it looks great too! I just love to see the mood polishes<3 this one is my fav of them all:)

pwrlftrchick said...

I LOVE them both!

You are crazy telented girl!

Thess said...

Looks good! :)
Very romantic!

Nessa said...

You are crazy! I love both of them very beautiful! :)

Ayuu said...

This konadicure is great ! I love it, very classy !

ainos2 said...

Thanks Thess!
I was trying to think of an adjective for the title of this mani...romantic fits well. Not being the romantic type, I would never have thought of it

ainos2 said...

Thanks Christy!
I hated the first one, but with a little scraping with an orangewood stick, I was able to remove it quite easily.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
I think the suede finish is what makes this color.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Andrea!
Honestly, I picked out the best picture of my fail...for vanity's sake. ;)

ainos2 said...

Thank you Michele!
I like this image as well. It's bold but still feminine. It looked so small on the plate, it was the last contender for my fauxnad.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Sara!
It *does* look like it's sponged gradient!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Dear! I <3 this one so much!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Sasha!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Rhea! I don't know what's come over me lately...I usually don't do "pretty"!

ainos2 said...

Thank you L!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Nessa!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Ayuu! I *love* your blog!

Starlight said...

Do the Sally Hansen Chromes even exist anymore? I've seen a few konadicures with them, but I have searched up and down and high and low for these colors,and they are nowhere to be found where I live!

makeupgirl21 said...

Lovely manicures.  I don't think anything you do is a fail.  Love the designs on your nails.  Very pretty.

ange-marie said...

eeeek! im so jealous!!!!!! mine doesn't change on me! I suck! It changes on everyone else! that looks amazing on you! and the stamping is cool as hell

ainos2 said...

Hi Natalie!! :)
Sally Hansen chromes are long dc'ed, however, you can still find them on Ebay.
Here's the seller I use most often for my nail stuffs
http://stores.ebay.com/cassiecosmetics

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss! Very sweet of you to day that.

ainos2 said...

It's probably because you hands are the same temperature of the room(s)/area(s) you are in.

syl said...

The first one is lovely!! Although I like the second one too :)

Starlight said...

thanks,Lisa! 8-)

Ayuu said...

Oh, many thanks, you're so nice :)