Jul 7, 2012

Summer Challenge #04: Palm Trees

P2 8 in 1 Nail wonder
Catrice Coolibri LE Exotica (shimmer orange, gradient)
essence color & go! RED-Y TO GO (shimmer red, gradient)
P2 (shimmer purple, gradient)
Acrylic paint
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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4th day, time for Palm tree!
Palm tree for me is not with clear blue sky but with gorgeous tropical sunset. I love the silhouette of trees with great purple-to-orange gradient view of sunset, so that’s what I applied on my nail this time…

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I’m happy with the result I got by using shimmer polish instead of normal crèmes. Also I think acrylic art is going better than before…I’m improving! :D Nah, still my paint is bit less opaque, but I can think about it later on. My husband also said “It’s not palm leaf at all!” for my ring finger, but well…it still can be tropical leaf, no? :P

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Now check it out for other’s Palm trees! ;)

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第4だーん、ヤシの木ー!何だかようやく夏テーマっぽくなってきた気がしますよー。個人的にヤシの木って何故か青空より夕焼け空、夕焼け空に浮かび上がるヤシの木のシルエット、みたいなイメージが強くて、そのイメージに引きずられるまま出来上がったのが今回の一品であります。シマー入りポリでのグラデが思いのほかキレイに決まってくれて、思っていたような雰囲気のネイルになったので個人的には大変満足です。
……がしかしもうちょっとアクリル使いに慣れたい!というかこれやっぱり顔料薄いよ!(´・ω・`)ちょっとでも伸ばすと透明紺色になってしまう不思議。仕方ないので伸ばさず使っていますが当然伸びはあまりよろしくなく非常に大変な思いをしております。噂ではトールペイント用の絵の具がいいとか何とか。今度探しに行こうと真剣に思っています。

16 comments:

  1. Looks great! I did a similar gradient for a friend a feww weeks ago. I love tropical sunsets too and the black contrasting palm trees look awesome on top. And I think yours look great. You should have tried acrylics wa~y earlier. :P

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    1. Oh no oh no seriously it's my third or forth acrylic art, I'm still not satisfied at least for paint itself (which is not controllable myself, nah).
      But thanks, I'm happy you loved this!

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  2. Awesome mani. Your background is perfect, love those colors! Your husband is funny - as long as the leaves are tropical, it works!

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    1. Happy you liked it!
      And well, he love to see how I'm working on my nail and gives me very honest opinion :D Pretty sweet!

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  3. These look great! Nice work!

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  4. Beautiful Chiro! Love the gradient!! Unfortunately mine won't be up until Monday :(

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    1. Thank youuuuuuuuuuu <3
      Can't wait to see yours!! XD

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  5. Haha, you're husband is too funny :D It may not look like a palm leaf but definitely like something tropical! I love that you did this accent nail and the sunset looks amazing! ;)

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    1. I love his comment, it sometimes make me really laugh :D And thanks, I'm so happy you liked such a design!

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