Thursday, December 17, 2015

Paint All the Nails: Secret Santa Edition


Hi everyone! You may recall my previous Paint All the Nails posts (here and here), in which a group of fellow nail bloggers (myself included) come together to create nail art looks around a specific idea or prompt. For this month, we were each randomly assigned another group member a la Secret Santa style to re-create a nail art look. My Secret Santa is the very talented Nathalie of La Paillette Frondeuse. It took me a while to figure out which look I wanted to recreate as she has so many gorgeous ones to choose from! I spent more than a bit of time reading her blog and finally decided on this saran wrap nail art look she posted here


I started out with a black white base on three of my nails using Pretty Serious Presence. Then I applied a few random drops of Essie Bell Bottom Blues and Essie Leggy Legend (both from Essie's Fall 2015 Collection) and using a bit of balled up saran wrap, created the marbled design. On my ring finger I applied Essie Leggy Legend as an accent with two gold square studs from Born Pretty Store


I love the finished look! The bronze/gold metallic with the bold blue and stark white are just amazing all together. I do think Nathalie's original design is far better then mine, you should check out her post if you haven't already. 


Make sure to click on the Link Up links below to see what my fellow nail bloggers have created! This is a fabulous group of ladies and I am so lucky to be part of this group. 

Also, give Nathalie some love, here are links to her blog and social media: Blog, Facebook, and Instagram


16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, these are just perfect! You did an outstanding job recreating Nathalie's original design. I love the colors of this mani and I am adding this design to my To-Do-List!

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  2. this is a fantastic colour combination!

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  3. The saran wrap manicure is gorgeous! Loving how all the colors look together in it.

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  4. Hiiiiiiiiiikkkkkk ! Thank you Ida !! This re creation is perfectly done, i love your version so much ! It looks even more like a satellite view on you ! I'm so happy, Thank you very much ❤️

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  5. WOW! This is just dreamy and amazing...I adore it!

    And I had so much fun getting to recreate one of YOUR manicures today <3

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  6. Oooooh this is stunning Ida! You've done a fabulous recreation, I can only imagine the hours of getting lost in Nathalie's beautiful nail art to find one to recreate! I think this might be going on my to-do list too :D

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  7. I'm absolutely blown away by these Ida this design is my favourite by Nathalie and you totally did it justice! The marble nails look like the earth from space! So cool!!

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  8. Oh my god, these are fantastic! The colors, the pattern, everything about it is amazing!

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  9. Nathalie's mani is amazing of course but yours looks identical to the way the Earth looks from outerspace! I mean, I've never been there but from pictures... ya know. Haha! I could get lost in your recreation. It looks like a dream!

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  10. You definitely did Nathalie justice, these are beautiful, Ida!!
    You make it look so easy but I'm sure I'd totally mess it up if I were to try it haha
    Great job, dear!

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  11. This is gorgeous Ida! I adore the mix of colors/finishes so much! <3

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  12. Okay, it's already been said but this looks like Earth from Space! It's amazing! Way to go :)

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  13. Beautifully done! I hadn't seen this one from Nathalie before and I love it so much on both of you - amazing work as always!!

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  14. This is so beautiful Ida. You've done a great justice to Nathalie here! They look like earth viewed from space! xx

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  15. Beautiful marble, Ida, you've done an amazing Secret Santa nails!

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