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Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day Garden- layered fauxnad

Hi Kids!
You know, I hadn't planned on doing an Earth Day mani- in fact, I didn't even know it was Earth Day until I logged in today! Having green on my nails today was a fluke..I only swatched this color yesterday because the formula was so nice. Anyway, since there's a "built-in, no brainer" theme of the day, it would be silly not to take advantage of it.

Readers who have been with me for a while know how much I miss my gardens. I think it is fitting that I should have one on my nails this day. As always, pictures are clicakable for largest view.














































































I love how the light makes this jelly glow.












Weird shot of my index above....it looks like a bubble...actually all my nails look weird in that shot. I loved how the colors turned out though, so I included it in this post anyway.











All photos were taken in my lightbox, and surprisingly, the colors turned out quite accurate.
**Mani- 3 coats Ruby Kisses, Neon Green. Obviously not a neon- more like a grass green. It's a jelly, and has an amazing formula!
**2 coats Nfu-Oh #50 layered over RK. Although the base of #50 is a lavender, it did not change the green. I really liked this combination...it looked very much like the green and blue found on a globe of the Earth.
**All stamping colors are frankens, with the exception of Konad Special Polish, Wine Red.
**Konad plates- M21 & M66
**Fauxnad plates-A07, A13, H29 & P55 ...from chez-delaney
**Essence Plate
**1 coat Seche

Test stamping aside, my garden took me about an hour to complete.
This mani looks slightly different in real life. There is more depth than my pictures show. The Macro mode seems to isolate each element in this mani and brings them to the front. The garden seems busy in these pictures, especially when viewed at full size.





27 comments:

nihrida said...

O. M. G. O.o

booteddybelle said...

This is gorgeous, congrats!

Rhea said...

wow, you surprize me every  time!

Heather / Eyeconic said...

This is amazing.

EvilAngel said...

WOW, Just WOW!

Saori said...

<span>Your garden is awesome !!!! When I see it, I'd like to be there, in a long chair under the sun shine !!!!</span>
<span>Very great !!</span>

Colette said...

Another layered MASTERPIECE.  LOL I feel accomplished when I double-stamp one imaged on my nails XD ... one day I've got to make an attempt at something like you create, because I love the look, it reminds me of a tapestry or something.

ange-marie said...

your nails belong in an art museum! that is amazing. fuh-riggin gorgeous

Bunny said...

Just one word: ART!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
I miss my times lounging in my gardens so much!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Colette!
This mani gives me feelings of de ja vu...I think my mother had a Vera scarf that looked a lot like this.

ainos2 said...

Awww, thank you Ange! The only thing missing from this mani is an arbor. I wish I had thought of it yesterday.

ainos2 said...

Thank you so much for saying that Bunny! It makes me really happy that someone "gets it"!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Andrea!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Heather!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Rhea! Gardens will probably be a re-occuring theme with my layered fauxnad...I miss them sooo much!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Sasha!

babbling brooke said...

Ainos, you do such amazing and unique nail designs.  I LOVE this - it looks so beautiful and DIFFERENT!! very pretty!

thriszha said...

wow!! ur the QUEEN OF LAYERED STAMPING NAIL ART!! U'RE NAILS ARE SO FABULOUS!!! I LOVE IT...  UR NAILS ARE ON MY DESK TOP BACKGROUND NOW!! *bow* :*

April and Ashley said...

Amazing as usual!

Arrianne said...

I can't say it enough, you are amazing at layered stamping!

Heather said...

That is simply stunning. You are so awesome!

painted Lady fingers said...

Not that the universe needed further proof that you are a layering genius, here it is anyhow! Beautiful, Lisa! I feel like each nail is a garden portrait I could step into. 

Jen said...

An extraordinary work of art. 

Ayuu said...

<span>Stunning ! What a great work ... I absolutely love this splash of colors !</span>

makeupgirl21 said...

A beautiful garden worthy of Erath Day.  Beautiful depth of color and the design is amazing.  I think your just about the best at Konad manicures.  I really enjoy the beauty you bring to your nails.