Ikat Nails

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hi!

It's been so cold and dreary around here. I needed some bright nails to cheer me up!

I've been wanting to try an ikat design for a long time, they're so amazing-looking (and not too hard to do)!

Just ignore the index finger failure ok :)

For the non-accent nails, I used a base of Nails Inc Baker Street (one of my favorite polishes) and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow for the colored centers. For the accent nail, I used a base of Sephora by OPI It's Totally Karma and Deborah Lippmann Scream & Shout for the colored centers.
All the nails use Revlon Spirit for the white centers and Wet n Wild Black Creme for the black outsides and centers.

My camera did not want to focus on these.

I used Kayla Shevonne's tutorial for these. 

Also, I've switched to a black background in my lightbox (a la Chalkboard Nails). It looks so much better -- I actually didn't have to edit these photos at all beyond cropping/adding a watermark!

And I've finally been catching up on my blog reading before school starts up again. It's been so great to see what you guys have been up to! 

Thanks for reading & be sure to let me know what you think!
Lucy xx

30 comments:

  1. Love the design and the colors in it!

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  2. Love these, I'm off to see the tutorial thanks!

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely a great tutorial :)

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  3. lol, i had ikat print manicure yesterday... i still have it on my nails ;)
    love the colors you've used :D

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  4. This is so pretty!! I need to try this technique. I love the way it looks!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, it's not too difficult but it ends up looking good :D

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  5. i love how these look! such a neat design!

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  6. They look wonderful! I love Ikat prints!

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  7. Es una manicura espectacular.
    Me quedo por tu blog porque es muy bueno !

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    1. Thanks so much! I checked out your blog and it looks great too :)

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  8. Cute! I've never tried ikat nails myself, but if you say it's not too difficult I might give it a go soon :)

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  9. all your nail arts are so creativen, I love this one ;)

    These nails look great
    Xx julia

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  10. Beautiful! I have always wanted to try this look. I may just have to soon after seeing this.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd love to see some ikat nails from you :)

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