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Black & White Challenge – 2/5 – Houndstooth

For today’s Black & White Nail Art Challenge, I have a houndstooth print with a shimmery accent finger, achieved with a simple stamping.  I had some issues with this particular print not wanting to go on straight (easier with florals or abstract prints where it doesn’t really matter how you place them but with geometrics, angles are key to making it neat – I apologise for the smudging) but what the heck.  I’m only human.  :D Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more!
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Lacquers used:
L Jumbo Plate #XY14
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white)
OPI Black Onyx (black)
Essence 04 Edward’s Love 
(black shimmer)

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Black & White Challenge – 1/5 – Tribal

Happy Monday everyone, how was your weekend?  Mine was busy but productive – full of family, food & friends, so it’s now time to settle in for a 5 day challenge.  The original challenge was to post 5 black & white photos but seeing as my photography skills are limited to taking pictured of my nails & doggy, I decided to tweak it a little & make it a 5 days black & white nail art challenge.

Today is Day 1/5. Come back tomorrow for more!
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Lacquers used:
Kleancolor #4 White
OPI Black Onyx
Essie Matte About You topcoat

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#2 – Is It A Plane?

Happy Friday everyone!  This is the continuation of yesterday’s Is It A Bird? mani, & I used the same sponge gradient with a sheer white wash over before drawing on the flight path & plane with acrylic.  Gotta ‘looooove’ multi-layered-takes-forEVAH-to-dry nail art…  Anyway, have a great weekend!
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Lacquers used:
Zoya Rocky (sky blue)
OPI Dating A Royal (blue)
OPI Funny Bu​nn​y (white)
with black & white acrylic

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#1 – Is It A Bird?

Happy Thursday folks!  I have here for you today (& tomorrow) a breezy, flying, multilayered gradient. Firstly, I sponged on a pink & periwinkle gradient, then for that lovely pastel wash I sparingly sponged on a sheer white over the top.  Clouds were then added with white acrylic paint, mixed in with the teeniest bit of that periwinkle blue for that shadow effect & finally, the bird was drawn on.
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Lacquers used:
OPI Sparrow Me The Drama (pink)
Essie Huckle Buckle (periwinkle)
OPI Funny Bu​nn​y (white)
with black & white acrylic

Come back tomorrow for Part 2.  I bet you can’t guess what the title will be.  :p

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Striping Tape #5 – A Negative View

Sorry for the long break folks but i’m back with more Striping Tape Adventures!  This is my 2nd try with Negativity (see 1st try here), meaning instead of a base colour I let my natural nails show through.  In hindsight, a darker colour would actually highlight more of my natural nails so maybe next time, instead of this pink/purple gradient.
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Lacquers used:
​Essie Boom Boom Room (pink)
Essie Splash Of Grenadine (purple)