Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Black Raffian Inspired...

Way back when my blog was just a baby and I was getting my feet wet in the world of nail art, I came across this manicure by Lacquerized and instantly fell in love. It has been on my must try list ever since. When I sat down to play around with the OPI Gwen Stefani collection, one look at the chrome silver and matte black and I knew exactly what I had to do!...


For the manicure, I used OPI Push and Shove and 4 in the Morning. It is such a simple, clean, classy look that I just can't get enough of it! I'm not sure what took me so long to try it out, but I'm so glad I finally did.


Although I think my version pales in comparison to the original created by Lacquerized, I'm so happy with how it looks...




And just because I'm a crazy stamping nut, when I had worn the above mani for a day, I decided to stamp over it...



I wanted to try Push and Shove out as a stamping polish because I was sure it would work perfectly, but I was wrong. I wasn't able to pick up images onto my stamper when using Push and Shove. Instead I went back to my tried and true favorite silver for stamping, Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. I used Lily Anna plate 04 for the scales image...


I guess I must really like this particular scales image on the Lily Anna 04 plate because I just realized that it is my second time using it in a short period of time. That is quite rare for me and must mean something, right? :)



Is there a manicure you have been wanting to try for a long time, but never seem to get around to it?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


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15 comments:

  1. Perfect stamping, but the first manicure black&silver is incredibly beautiful! :-)

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    1. Thank you dear! I love it before the stamping too. That's the way I fell in love with it a long time ago. I didn't think I'd post the stamping, but was just trying it out for fun before removing them mani and ended up liking it too :)

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  2. Both are very elegant! Being a stamp lover - I think I am more intrigued by that one though. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I do have an urge to stamp most manis. I'm a stamp lover for sure :)

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    1. I'm so glad that you like the stamped one! Thank you so much :)

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  4. Really nice work! Love both versions but the stamped one is just amazing. Did you free hand the ruffian?

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  5. I love everything about both of these looks! I need to try it.

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  6. I really like the stamped version! How did you keep the Push and Shove border clean when stamping over the Black Ruffian? It looks so perfect.

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  7. Wow! How on earth did you get such a clean edge on the black on the Ruffian?! If I would have done this and even used a helping sticker decal, the black would have smeared some onto the silver when I removed the decal! Or do you put the black down first? Either way - Wonderful job. And kudos on the stamped version - love it!

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  8. Great nail art!
    I did a similar raffian nail art with OPI's colors from Gwen's collection a while back but never got to post it... Love it!

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  9. It looks soo good with the stamping on top! A nice twist on the ruffian manicure ;)

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  10. love this! love the stamping....

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