Monday, February 20, 2012

Highlighter & Hardware Neon Nails!


Welcome old friends and new!!! Happy 1000!!! It was an absolute delight to see a 4 digit number appear in my followers box and I couldn't be more excited--yay to all of you, yaaaaayyyy!!! Today, I'm celebrating this joyous occasion with a funky-neon-90's-inspired manicure to brighten up my Monday and yours :))) I'm typically into girly manicures (i. e. my Valentine's nail looks 1 & 2), but I was itching to try something different this time. Invigorated by the positive feedback I received for my "highlighter & hardware" eye look from a few posts ago, I decided to revisit the concept and do a nail design from the same series. Voila!



Read full post for pix, deets, tips, etc.



Highlighter & Hardware Nails by Maryam Maquillage
This nail design is really simple: I started off with a neon yellow base and added the diagonal silver tips by layering the nail polishes in a "braided" fashion. I made a frametastic instagram of the steps (pictorial tutorial) to help you understand this fairly easy concept. The quality of my iphone pix is crappy and the colors are way off, but I have to say, neon is really hard to photograph, so I tried my best.

Products Used
  • Duri Rejuvacote Nail Growth Systembase and top coat -- the best stuff for nails!
  • Sinful Colors Professional Nail Enamel in Unicorn -- base under the neon
  • Ruby Kisses Nail Polish in Neon Yellow -- I layered this one over Unicorn because it is too translucent for the effect I wanted. Not the best polish I've tried, but I got it for a $1, so I'm making it work!
  • Wild and Crazy Nail Enamel in Anchorage -- really lovely gray
  • Soo Nails Lacquer in #s119 -- chrome teal
  • Soo Nails Lacquer in #s90 Silver Down -- chrome silver
  • Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Ms. Hautie -- beautiful gunmetal gray with pink sparkles
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Silver-- used for the accent dots


Up close

And Far Away :)
My two-finger ring is from Banana Republic... who knew they made bike reflectors!? Now I'm inspired to put on some spandex and listen to new jack swing :))


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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    63 comments:

    1. This is amazing! Love all the different silvers :) x

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    2. GORGEOUS nails!

      Also, I just thought I'd let you all know I'm giving away a Clarisonic Mia on my blog! I'd love it if you could check it out on my blog. You can gain up to 10 entries! Here’s a link xx
      http://daisy--meadow.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-clarisonic-mia.html

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    3. That's awesome, all my compliments <3

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    4. Fabulous. Think I will give some nail art a go myself. X

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    5. I love these nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    6. oh dear this is just great for this coming spring!!!! really beautiful!!!
      by the way, check out my latest post and i hope you like the award i gave to you :)
      lots of love. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    7. Oh my lord! You're a true artist and this is just by far the best nails I've seen! More yellow for the people ;)
      You're awesome!
      Phlox

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    8. LOVE LOVE LOOOVVVEE THAT NAIL COLOUR!! really great post hun. will defs try that out :)

      just started following you, just started out here and would love it if you checked out my blog & follow if you like
      http://myvogueobsession.blogspot.com.au

      xx janak'trina

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    9. wow honey this I sooooo love I will have to copy this one soon!!!

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    10. I love all the nail art you do hun! this one especially =)

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    11. You come up with the cutest designs! I love this. OMG CONGRATS on the 1,000 followers!! <3

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    12. I really love the neon yellow that you used in this look.

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    13. Wow really nice! I think I'm going to try that out soon! ^_^

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    14. Congrats 1000000x!!!! You deserve every blessing coming your way!

      Xo,
      -Imani Love

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    15. Oh my! Adorable nail design!

      xxx
      Daria, the Fashionsurfer

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    16. Love this! <3 I'm digging the braided look of the silver colors. :) Congrats on 1k! :D

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    17. I love your nails... They are beautiful !! Congratulations !!!

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    18. wow! Your mani looks so pretty! Love it!

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    19. Perfect manicure! So fun and bright and creative :-)

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    20. Ooh I may have to give this a go, it looks really complicated I'm glad u broke it down in steps for us ! I don't have the neon colour I may try it on another, I just want to say how much I appreciate your lovely comments on my blog, your so lovely! And welldone on your 1000 followers u deserve it, u have a great blog xx

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    21. oh my fricken god, I love your nails!!!


      and congratulations to hit the big 1000! :D


      have a great one sweet heart :) xo

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    22. I love it hun..Love all the colors combination that you used.. ^_^..

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    23. I love it!!!

      ~Nikk
      Beautytherapy83.blogspot.com

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    24. Those nails are killer girl! I love the bright colours :) It would definitely be suited to the summery weather of Australia right now :D

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    25. Haha those are soooo cool ;)

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    26. Wooooow, this neon yellow is so awesome!! ♥
      Really pretty

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    27. I love your nails. Wow. They look amazing.
      Maybe you like that we follow each other?
      I would be very happy about it.

      http://amenita-anja.blogspot.com

      amenita

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    28. lovely as ever, and ring is also woww...:)

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    29. cool mani! :) i have a ring that looks like yours. :D

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    30. THIS IS GORGEOUS. waht do you use as a topcoat?

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      1. thanks love, I always use the Duri rejuvacote base/top coat pictured.

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    31. this is a great nail look!!! ps i love your ring!! lol :)

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    32. FIERCE AS FUQ. Obsessed with that ring and love how this is a subtle way to work chartreuse into the wardrobe. Love that color but it looks awful on my body.

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    33. Love this. Love neon everything.

      Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog =)

      You are beautiful!

      hirachaos.blogspot.com

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    34. Amazing idea, this yellow will be in fashion this summer!
      XOXO

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    35. Hi gorgeous!

      so glad I found your cute, amazing, well structured and interesting blog while peeking at others' blogs! I really identify myself with it - I love beautiful things!I'd like to invite you to meet mine as well and hope you'll follow it if it pleses you. I'm definetely following yours!

      wish you lots of success

      kisses

      http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/

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    36. Congrats hun! You truly deserve it.. Your blog is amazing , all your looks and you take great pics! x

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    37. so fracking cool! wtf, how are you so talented?? these nails are awesome and badass, neon perfection.

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    38. Ah, man that's freaking hot!
      Lots of work, but might be worth it

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    39. D: They should make gloves that have pictures of your hands on them. That way we can all pretend we have your pretty nails!

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    40. With deadly yellow highlighter nails you can be easily spotted if you walking down a dark alley !

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    41. ohh wow love it!


      http://fashionalphilosophy.blogspot.com/

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    42. WOW! I absolutely die for these nails, they remind me of a modern take on the day glo 80's. I'm glad you provided a tutorial, I will maybe try something similar! Also, thanks for the link to your Eye:Reinvented post, I somehow missed that one. I love the huge glitter and your lips look amazing! I think you should rock fuschia more often!

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    43. Wow! These naildesign looks really awesome! Yellow is great and matches perfectly with silver!

      Hope you visit me on my Blog
      fashionobsession-mieni.blogspot.com

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    45. Really cool neon colour!:)http://megcz.blogspot.com/ xx

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    46. great and so attractive colour :)so cute and stylish :)

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    47. I love your nail!!
      nou you have 1493 followers!!! wow!!!!

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