Thursday, May 24, 2012

Phone Case Inspired Manicure

Hello Lacquer Luvers! I hope you all are having a fantastic week thus far. Today I have a pretty cool mani to share with you all. Last week I received a new phone in the mail after having to replace my old one. We got a new puppy a few months ago and let's just say she thought that my phone was her chew toy. Bad Cookie (our puppy's name)! So I got to upgrade my Samsung Dart to a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. I love my new phone! We took a trip to the mall and I picked up a pretty case for it and it is the inspiration for my manicure today.


Isn't that cute?! I love the colors and the design of my new case. I have caught myself staring at it a couple times this week and thought that it would be a really awesome design to have on my nails. I got around to trying it today, so let's get to the mani, shall we?


For this manicure, I began with a base of Essie Grow Faster. I used 2 coats of Bettina Secret Garden as the base color for this manicure. Secret Garden is a gorgeous berry toned purple that looks amazing on warm skin tones. The application and formula for this creme is flawless.


I then got out all of my stamping plates and narrowed down three images that would help me translate the case to my nails. First I used Red Angel image plate RA-116 and Bettina Giacinto to stamp on the leaves. Giacinto is a gorgeous pink creme with purple undertones and is part of Bettina's new Flori Collection. Next I stamped on a couple of the same leaf images from RA-116 using Konad Special Stamping Polish in white on my nails. I then used the white special polish and RA-115 to stamp on a few scroll-looking images and my BM06 plate by Bundle Monster was used for the flowers. I completed this mani with a coat of Good To Go topcoat by Essie.


I am seriously loving this manicure! I think it goes really well with my phone case and the colors are all gorgeous. Sometimes I look at my stash of plates and wonder why I have so many. When you can mix and match them and be able to come up with something like this it all makes sense to have such a great variety. Have you ever tried to replicate your phone case on your nails? I would love to know what you think of this manicure so please leave a comment below. As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!

~Jessica

27 comments:

  1. wow boo! you effin nailed it! <3 it!

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    1. thank you! cute things inspire cute nails ;)

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    1. About as cool as you leaving a comment =) Thanks!!

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  4. Очень красивый маникюр!Вы талант!

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  5. This came out so nice! Great job!

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  6. Gorgeous... Love this kind of stamping.

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  7. oh my love! it looks awesome! great job :)

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  8. OMG This is seriously the most PERFECT stamping mani!!!!!
    I love everything about it!! The colors, the pattern, the depth... SO GORGOUES!!!!!

    haha and your phone case is HOT too ;-))

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  9. I just saw this on PaA :) Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, you did an amazing job! I totally want a sarong that looks like this.

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  10. Me, too, I saw it on PaA and I think it's just gorgeous!

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  11. Very pretty! Love how it came out.

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  12. Fantastic replica of your phone cover! the mani looks beautiful too on it's own :) kudo's to you!

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  13. Looks like a work of art!!! Love!!!!

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  14. WOW! Super duper cute!
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  15. I love it!! all your designs are just gorgeous!!

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  16. Wow! That's just perfect <3

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  17. Such a pretty mani. It translates really well to the nails x :-)

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  18. nice idea.. thanks for posting.

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  19. This manicure is awesome! I'm happy I found your blog! I follow :-)
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