Sunday, March 29, 2015

Design Mashup

Hello Everyone, Here I am posting on a Sunday again. I finally got a new post finished and decided to just do it. I hope everyone is having a good start to the new week!

I am calling today's design a mashup. The mashup idea that I am using is from the sewing world. A mashup is when you put together different patterns and ideas to create one look. The idea I had for this mani seem to do just that.

I think I am going to just list in order what I did. That would be easier to follow along-sort of a how to.

STEP 1-I first did a skittle. The thumb and pinky has Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane, the index finger has Spa Ritual's Mood and the middle and ring finger has Butter London's Pitter Patter. 

Step 2-I then did a gradient using Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane on Butter London's Pitter Patter.

Step 3-Using Butter London's Pitter Patter and a dotting tool, I created the large dots on Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane.

Step 4-Using an idea that I got from Shelby Lou Nails, I first stamped dots on my index finger and then used that pattern as a guide to make dots using with Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane.  

Step 5-I then top-coated everything with a-england's Hurt No Living Thing and when that dried finished everything off with a top coat.

Hurt No Living Thing added a beautiful violet shimmer to the whole look. Being of thin consistency, I think this is what it was made for.

Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane is what started it all. I got  Jane in an Ebay auction with two other RBL polishes. Although it has shimmer, it doesn't really show up that well on the nail and I thought it was just sort of boring. I starting thinking what I could add to it and one thing lead to another.

I really thought this was a beautiful group of polishes so had to take a shot. I also added Jolie Polish's liquid latex. After finding her on ETSY,  I've started to do a little more gradient work. I just hated the clean up. And now I don't have hardly any to do.

I also have her 3 in 1 brush and can say it is an excellent investment.

That's it for today. Take care and have a great week<3!


  1. Thanks, the polishes are the star here, I think. The techniques were pretty easy and i think anyone could do them. :-)