Friday, September 7, 2012

Ebony and Ivory

Hiya!!  I'm laughing my butt off right now, I just started to do a post on a mani I've already written and scheduled - what a dork fish (thanks Nail Narcotics for the new lingo!!). Way too many challenges going on and I'm so ahead of schedule, I'm losing where I am!!

Black and White day for the 31 Day Challenge - woot woot!  Best color combo ever!  And of course it's what I used for Polish Days - if I had any forethought, I would have done something different - and I've even got a color coded calendar!!!  I shopped around google for some inspiration and found some fabric that I loosely based this mani on  - I wish I had the patience to track down the link to the photo, but I don't....how's that for dedication?

Just a note on my recently ovalized nails - I'm really starting to dig them and can't wait until they grow a little longer.  With my square nails, my polish would always chip on the corners with these ovalized puppies - THEY DON'T!  This mani lasted two whole days with absolutely no chipping - amazaballs!!  I'm sure it would have lasted another day, but I was bored and wanted something new!!

White Flowers on Black Nails Nail Art

White Flowers on Black Nails Nail Art

Base Coat:  Orly Bonder
Main Color:  Essie - Licorice
I used acrylic paint for the flowers
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

As always, don't forget to check out the other amazing art the talented ladies below have done for Black and White Day!!  Check back on Monday for METALLIC!

Holla, N

-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista 
-Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints 
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish 
Robin Sparkles  

24 comments:

  1. amazaballs? That's new ling I will be sure to use!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do you not follow Perez Hilton? Ello crawl out from under your rock!!! LOL

      Delete
  2. These are adorable! and i like the rounded look!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much - hoping I can try lovely pointed claws like yours one day!!

      Delete
  3. Love it! I have a dress with that same b & w flower pattern!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks fab! I'd Iove to see a few random yellow ones, like Marc Jacobs Daisy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG, great minds think alike - I was totally going to do a random colored flower but since this is black and white day, I skipped it!!

      Delete
  5. I'm really digging this. I love flowers but for some reason I never think to use them for nail art! I dig the oval nails too. I wish I could pull off a different shape, but my nails look really bad any other shape than square.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much - I do miss my square nails, but think this shape may be more me.....it's going to be tough to get them back to the square shape :)

      Delete
  6. Wow, it looks like a vintage 60s print! So pretty :)
    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award - sorry if you've been nominated before or aren't keen on blog awards :) x
    http://caznpolish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/liebster-award.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Amazaballs (another great word)! Damn, that's pretty, and pretty cool, too! You kill me, re the tight scheduling and nearly-duped mani. Yeah, you're polish fried. LOL. Have a great weekend!!!!!

    L

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much - totally polish fried!! But I love it, how sick is that!!

      Delete
  8. and.....the new shape suits you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is so cute and your title reminds me of the song it actually played on my mind haha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!! I'm so glad it did - I love when post titles make me think of songs!! Thanks :)

      Delete
  10. Love this!! And I'm digging your new nail shape, they look great!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much - they are totally growing on me!!

      Delete
  11. Hey! I've nominated you for a Liebster award! http://bellecouturenails.blogspot.com/2012/09/liebster-award.html

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting! I love getting and reading all your comments, feedback and questions. I will always try my very best to answer each and every one - thanks for checking in!! Holla, N