Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Fiery New Year!

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a great celebration. I had a busy one, which is why despite all my great intentions, I'm posting my New Years manicure today. The theme for the party I attended was fire, so I took that as a challenge. My inspiration for the manicure was one done by Jane from Nailside. The moment I saw her manicure, I knew I would someday try and this was the perfect opportunity. I even used the same polishes: Color Club Almost Famous and Warhol. The only thing I changed was to reverse the direction of the flames. I chose to have mine going up toward the tips. This was so fun for the weekend! :)





Here is what the gradient looked like before the black was added. I started out with two coats of Color Club Almost Famous (yellow) and sponged on top with Color Club Warhol (hot pink). This combo looks so great together...



I hope you had a fun New Year's celebration!
What kind of manicure did you wear?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

19 comments:

  1. Awesome manicure!

    Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  2. Omg this looks so awesome!! Really great job :) Happy New Year! ;)

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  3. Ooooh you totally nailed it Anutka! I like it a lot with the flames going in the other direction ^^ And Happy New Year to you too :-)

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  4. Totally Awesome - Love the Gradient under the flames, it's Gorgeous!

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  5. This manicure is so Amazing!
    Those flames are incredibly awesome.
    Happy new Year!

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  6. Absolutely love this! Your execution is awesome.

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  7. woaaa, amazing!! looks super cool!

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  8. Beautifully done. The gradient is great!

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  9. Happy New Year!!
    That's an awesome manicure, I love the gradient, it's just perfect! :)

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  10. Anutka!!!!
    You keep wowin me!
    Your sponges gradient is incredible! Do you use a sense cosmetic brush? Lovely!
    At first the black looked like a "drip manicure" to me, but upside down your nails are ON FIRE!
    STUNNING! :) wow

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  11. Wow! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and comments! Makes me want to try more fun stuff :D

    @Marta, I started using a faux sea sponge for the gradient. A cosmetic sponge is too dense in my opinion and I can't get as smooth of a transition.

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  12. I love this so much! I am curious about Almost Famous, did it stain your nails? Yellows always scare me... but I need to do this mani!

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  13. @Megan, I usually will write if it stains my nails. The two times I used it, I didn't write that, so I don't think this one stained them, but I don't remember 100%.
    I'm always worried about yellows too. If you are really worried try two layers of base to protect your nails :)

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