Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Barry M Shabby Chic

Right before the end of the year I finished a huge pile of reviews.  I had been working on some of them since the beginning of Summer.  Starting in January I began feeling like I could finally return to doing the random nail art that I loved so much.  For a few days I felt great.  I had some great ideas and I decided to go back and take a closer look at some of the stamping plates I had been sent.  Hence the recent reviews.  Unfortunately, that initial feeling of freedom quickly turned into NAIL ART BLOCK!  Either I can't come up with ideas or I hate the ones I create.  I am hoping this passes and I will be able to come up with some great designs. Fingers-crossed!

So the point of that rant......
Today's design falls into the category of "It seemed like a good idea and then I put it on my nails".  

I started with two coats of Mustard.  How could I go wrong with one of my favorite shades?!  

I was in the mood for zig zags, so why not use MoYou London Fashionista 05 and a fantastic green like Cardamon.  I had a little sliding with the image, but that was okay because I knew I was going to add another image.

This is probably where things really started to look off to me.  I wanted to use the flower image that is on my pinky but I was concerned it wouldn't show up that well.  I tried stamping it first with Chilli and then Espresso.  It just still didn't see that it would look right.  I scanned some more plates for another floral image with more coverage.  I couldn't decide and ended up with one from MoYou London Pro 06.  I applied it with Chilli.  I wasn't feeling it.

In an attempt to make it more interesting I added some Espresso dots.  It helped a little but I still wasn't thinking I created a masterpiece.

It does have an interesting retro, shabby chic look to it but it's not my best work.  
What do you think?


  1. well I love the bonkerness of it and how colourful it is - great to see something so bright on your nails xx

  2. The layering is interesting, I want to try it but not sure I have the patience.... :D

  3. Mustard looks so incredible on you!

  4. This looks great! Love seeing all the steps you took to achieve the manicure too.

  5. I think it looks great! it's fun and quirky . You have also convinced me that I need mustard and Cardamon!

  6. I think these are super cool!! The colors look great together!


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