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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Asian Garden- multi layerd fauxnad

Hi Kids!
I am ecstatic that so many of my new Followers are still  here post Giveaway! Thank you for taking an interest in my Blog! As you probably have noticed, I don't really do swatches, comparisons and reviews of collections, aside from the polish I've chosen for the base of my Konad/fauxnad/nail art. This Blog is my creative outlet...actually, it's the *only* creative outlet I have these days, so it's going to reflect a lot of BIG ideas. And because nails are such a tiny canvas to work on you will be seeing just about too much of anything I can put on them! All that said, whatever nail art I post here is just that art. I'm not making any fashion statements here.

Those of you who won a haul will have to sit tight and be patient. The unexpected expense of having to purchase my Blood Pressure medicine because my doctor did not have samples put me into the poorhouse. My doctor does this as a courtesy to me as I don't have any insurance. In the 5 years that I've been on BP meds, I've never had to lay out money for a prescription. I know I'm getting way off track here, but, GEEZ! The cost of a full price script of my BP meds *MADE* my blood pressure skyrocket! I'm still in shock and angry. I feel like I've been scammed and taken advantage of...mind, I filled my script at Walmart too! I know I need to let this "go"...before the summer is over, I will be married and insured. But, I can't help but be bothered by this. 
Anyway, I think I counted 104 bottles of polish to be mailed. I don't have address specs yet, but I am estimating shipping will be probably average out to $1.00 per bottle. Please be patient!

Onward~>
Tons of pictures. All are clickable for the ginormous version.
I need to get ready for work...specs will be added in later.



































































































































***3-4 coats L.A. Colors, Pink Sizzle. See prior post for more information on this polish.
***Orly French Tip Guides applied to the tips to mask off are from a full nail fauxnad stamp
***full nail stamp fauxnad #H20, center image (one of my favorites) stamped w/Franken(?) from prior post
***Tip guides peeled off, I applied Sinful Colors, Green Ocean(a flakie) to my tips & layered Claire's glitter in Diva over that.
Since my plan changed at this point, the whole tip thing became overkill...I could have sponged the color on.
***From here on, I basically "winged" it. Seems quick and easy? Not really. Over the course of 2 days, I practiced and played stamping tons of images over a swatched piece of plastic. At this point, I had a hazy idea on what I wanted, and about 6 colors and 6 stamping plates set aside for this "project".
***fauxnad plates H14 (leaves), & H25(2 coordinating flowers) stamped over the french tip seam and sidewall in Konad royal blue(?name is not correct & this is a semi-franken)
***Bamboo, butterfly and water lily images, Konad plate M66 stamped w/Sally Hansen Gold Chrome
***At this point, I knew I needed "something else". I tried stamping white flowers on my swatch plastic, tried some freehand flowers w/an art pen, rhinestones...nothing looked right until I found a set of nail decals with white flowers.
These white flowers "make" this art work. Bold, but simple, the application of these white decals "push" all the prior stamping into the background. Pictures 6-9 are accurate examples of what this mani looks like irl. The flowers are the focal point, followed by the bamboo, and everything else just becomes "color".
***Purple, oblong rhinestone jewels for the butterfly bodies
***Mani topped off with 1 coat Seche Vite
I LOVE doing layered stamping like this!


56 comments:

Kate said...

Oh my gosh. I gasped - LITERALLY gasped - when I saw your designs. Amazing! Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous. They remind me of a really ornate japanese kimono.

You have got some SERIOUS talent!

Skulda said...

Amazing designs, lady!  Hang in their with your meds.  If I wasn't in Canda I'd be broke on the streets with my medical issues.

ange-marie said...

holy fucking shit that is AMAZING!!! Ahhh I remember the days of being unisured.  The medical industry is running a gotdang racket and noones doing a damn thing about it. Growl.  Pisses me off.  But those nails. ahhhhh the beauty!!!!

Theresia . said...

i love it and can't stop looking at the pics

Tiana said...

OMG!!! LOVE IT!!<3<3<3 You're very very very gooooood!!!! :D

Evil Angel said...

Holy gorgeousness! Another pretty for my screen saver :*

P.S. I hear you love on the medications. We don't have insurance and with Chris' health and mental health issues the medications alone are enough to cry over. Fortunatly we are part of a program that pays for part of his diabetic testing supplies and his insulin. The rest are out of pocket and I spend between $300 - $500 a month on his meds. Therefore I cannot get sick! lol

L said...

Dannnnnnnnng L! That is awesome as hell. Im sorry about your insurance woes.

Duvessa said...

Oh my goddess that is just simply breath-taking! Love it!

P.S. Sorry to hear about the medication costs. I'm so glad that government pays my daughter's epilepsy medication (well we have to pay 3€/3months/medicine and she uses 2 different) or I'd be broke.

danielle said...

This is just off-the-charts gorgeous.

lilynail said...

<span>so beautifull !!!</span>

Natalie said...

Lisa, you are the queen of ornateness! I love this! Each photo is prettier than the next!

peripatetic33 said...

are you kidding me? every time you post its more incredible than the last, absolutely amazing

Megan T said...

I'm always impressed whenever I visit your page!  You are amazing!  

Mary Ann Mailhot said...

Beaufiful .  I love your designs .  Don't worry hopefully things will get better .  Congrats can't wait to see your nails for your wedding !!!

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

W O W. THAT is art. Beautiful. Damn! There's no applause emoticon. This is almost better than your fish mani, but at least as good. Gorgeous colors, beautiful laying. I'm in awe.

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Just finished reading...was overcome by the photos. I hear you, so glad you'll be insured soon. I happen to support Healthcare Reform for just that very reason. Drug companies piss me off - and WHY are they allowed to advertise on TV???

ANSTAH said...

omgoodness, I LOVE THIS!!!! seriously love.. =]

Liana said...

Gorgeous!!!! 

lisa said...

Those are work of art. :-D
I guess once doesn't frame nails, ut maybe you should!?

Vanessa said...

wow you are so talented! great job.

Colette said...

You are for sure the queen of multi-layered ko- & fauxnad manis!  This is so detailed & beautiful =)

Sucks that your 'scrip was so much $$ =(  I can for sure feel your pain there, even with insurance, my medical expenses are the main reason I still live with my parents.  I have a high deductible, which means trips to the pharmacy can be several hundred dollars until I reach that amount every year.  Even the pharmacists are shocked at times ... asking with a worried look if I know how much my asthma meds are ... and I've got 3 to pick up today LOL.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Colette!

I'm not understanding how these drug companies can get away with this. What happens to those who need prescription medication to live healthly, but don't have the money to pay?
I'm already dreading next month...keeping my fingers crossed that I can get samples.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Vanessa!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Lisa!

Maybe at some point, I'll work on stamping on fake nail sets...

ainos2 said...

Thank you Liana!

ainos2 said...

Awww, thank you Anstah!

ainos2 said...

I want to say, 'don't get me started', however, I've been fuming over this for a week.

And thank you! I was hoping I could come up with something on par with my last layered mani.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Mary Ann!
OH my GOSH! Yes- wedding nails! I have to start thinking about them!!!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Megan T!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
I really love creating manis like this.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Natalie!
I like that, "queen of ornateness"...goes well with my Blog title...Glammed-up.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!

ainos2 said...

Wow- thank you Danielle!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!

I just popped over to your Blog- love the layout!

ainos2 said...

Thanks L!

ainos2 said...

Awww, thanks Andrea!

Unfortunately, I don't have help w/my meds. It's no wonder so many are on assistance and that the government is broke. I'm finding it hard to believe that *nothing* is being done about this.

Rhea k said...

Your manis are unbelievable! I'm speechless....
are you a professional?

syl said...

Love it!!

Rachel Moore said...

Wow. This is very impressive! :] I hope everything works out!

nihrida said...

I think I dislocated my jaw when I saw this. You're the Konad Queen! This should be in the nail art museum - WOW!

NikiC said...

These are GORGEOUS. dammit. i have to give these a try!!!

ainos2 said...

Wow, thank you Rhea!
No, I am not a pro.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Miss!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Rachel!
My script problem may be over. One of my Readers gave me an awesome suggestion, so we'll see!

ainos2 said...

Lol! Thank you Sweetie!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!

thriszha said...

wow!!! im so speechless!!! this reminds me of an antique chinese jar of my grand mother... =-O =-O i love love love it!!!

Michèle said...

This is incredible! Really really well done, I have such admiration for you!

Arrianne said...

I LOVE when you do  layered stamping like this.

Nikki said...

Nice Job!  I haven't tried layering yet. 

iceomaticsnails (Liz) said...

This is amazing!  Your art reminds me of a very expensive, antique kimono fabric.  Excellent.

Romika said...

Wauw....wauw......this is really a piece of art. And yes it reminds me of some Japanese deco's. I also do origami and some of the patterns looks like your konads....gorgeous. I wish I could do this on my nails.
Great work you did. Keep on going like this :)
Love from Holland.

Charity said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!! I am your new biggest fan & I just found your blog! Yay me! I'm so happy! & I've just seen this one design. LOL Wow though your art is amazing and this design takes my breath away!

claire ruffin said...

Wow ! I don't know how you did that, it's really incredible !

makeupgirl21 said...

I have insurance and thank God I have it.  I talke many medications and it cost me about $600 or so every three months.  Wish my doctor had lots of sample but I know people like you deserve the samples.  That's amazing that you've not had to buy any pills for all that time.  I hope your doctor gets more samples for you.  Your nails are freaking amazing.  Your really an artist.  Do you ever try your hand at painting?  The colors your use and the way you layer them is beautiful.  Fantastic.

Saori said...

<span>I don't know if you speak french so I try to write in english :) </span>
<span>Oh my god, I am just discovering your blog (I know i am late lol) and what you do is absolutely amazing, wonderful, extraordinary........ I am very impressed, you are the best !!!! I add you immediately on my blogroll and be sure that now, I will come very often !!!</span>
<span>How can you do that ?????????</span>