Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hawaiian Sunset

This is an exciting post for me because it means that tomorrow I will be heading off on my vacation to Hawaii. I will be sneaking away with my mom for some much needed rest and relaxation as we leave our boys to fend for themselves. To mark the occasion, I created a Hawaiian Sunset manicure. I've seen ones like this before and have always wanted to try it...

I started out with two coats of Color Club Almost Famous (yellow) and sponged towards the base of the nail with Color Club Warhol (neon pink). These are both from the Color Club POPtastic collection and happen to be the same colors used in the flames manicure a few months ago. On top of Warhol, at the base of the nail, I sponged Sinful Colors Let's Talk, a pretty metallic purple. The tip was then sponged with Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.

The palm tree was stamped using Wet 'n Wild Black Creme and Shany plate SC19. Since the stamped palm tree is just an outline and I wanted it fully shaded, I filled in the shape with a small detail brush and black acrylic paint. I love how this turned out. I'm hoping to see a sunset just like this...





Here was the image that I used for inspirations. I found it here. Such an amazing sunset...


I would love to know what you think of this!

Also, just to let you know, I have prepared swatches and some nail art for the time that I will be gone. I do not plan on having internet access, so I will respond to any comments left when I return! :D

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

30 comments:

  1. Бесподобно сделано! А фото пляжа завораживает, надо же, такие краски в природе..
    Можно по этому дизайну попросить пошаговую инструкцию?

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  2. so stunning!!! I love the colors and the design. as much as I'm not into nail art, I would love to have something like this on my nails :)

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  3. awesome job, love it :-D
    p.s. hope your boys will survive without you and your mom ;-)

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  4. wow...this is beautiful. You are so talented.

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  5. Absolutely amazing! I love how this manicure came out.

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  6. This is so incredibly pretty! Your sponging is amazing! Love, love, love! Have fun in Hawaii :)

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  7. There are no words for how amazing this is!

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  8. The sponging is amazing! Love the palm tree! Have a lot of fun in Hawaii!!! :D

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  9. This is so perfect for your vacation! I hope you have a terrific time :)I'm still looking for the right opportunity to try the palm tree stamping, maybe during summer.

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  10. Your mani is beautiful!!! I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation!!!!

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  11. This is epic! I attempted something similar before, but it turned out horrible so I hid it with crackle. XD

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  12. Thats so pretty! Have fun in Hawaii!

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  13. This is beautiful!
    And I hope you have a fantastic time in Hawaii! I know I did. And I did see a sunset very similar to your nails! :D

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  14. Oh my, it looks so realistic!! If I wasn't sure of your superskills, I'd say these are nail stickers!! And hooray for your vacation - I'd also love to go somewhere warm with sea :) :)

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  15. This looks amazing in so many ways - wonderful inspiration, and interpretation even better! I love this!

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  16. Beautiful!!!! Have fun on your vacation! Hopefully you will be able to catch all the pretty sunsets!

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  17. The sponging is fabulous! I love this mani!

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  18. this is a must try ! love it love it!

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  19. Thank you so much everyone for all the comments! You are all incredibly sweet! I can't believe I will be leaving in the morning. I'm so excited!

    @Antallex, ya obezatel'no sdelau instruktsiu kogda vernus' s otpuska :)

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  20. Ahh, Hawaii is my dream holiday. I fell so envious!

    Your mani is a masterpiece! My hat's off!

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  21. This is amazing! I love it, the colors, composition, everything! You are very talented!

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  22. This is great!!! Wish I were there! You'll be happy to know-I completed my Barielle set-so I won't have to steal yours! So glad I saw them since I love brown so thank you!

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  23. Beautiful. Makes me crave a mojito ;)

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  24. Thank you ladies! I'm so glad you like the sunset mani :)

    @Fingers, really glad to hear you found them all! I can't wait to see what you make with them :)

    @Marta, yumm! :)

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