Sunday, April 8, 2012

Nail Painting for Easter


Bonjour mes amis & Happy Easter!!! How many of you are attending a church service today? Are your Easter eggs painted and ready to be devoured after a 40-day fast? Did you know that the ancient tradition of painting eggs for Easter also coincided with fun folkloric games such as egg rolling, egg tapping and the egg hunt? Who knew religion was so fun and vibrant?! I sure didn't... but I'm definitely feeling the spirit and cheer of this colorful Christian holiday and I have the Easter Bunny to thank for my pastel fingertips!!



Happy Nail Painting!!



This week I went for a very simple Easter inspired nail design. I've seen way too many fluffy bunnies and very literal interpretations of pastel eggs on the nails throughout the past couple of weeks and although it's all in good fun, I'm just not that into Easter. With that said, I wanted to create something very wearable that merely hints the spirit of the holiday, so I came up with this colorful variation on the French Tip. I chose five pastel nail polishes (two of them I mixed) to create an array of colors on my fingertips.
Nail Polishes Used (Left to Right):
  • Duri Rejuvacote Base / Top coat-- you can see, it's almost done!
  • Sinful Colors Nail Enamel in Snow Me White (used for mixing)
  • Quirius Nail Lacquer in Jamaican Dream (mixed with Snow Me White) -- used on the pinky nail of right hand and thumb of left hand
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in #s24 (mixed with Snow Me White) -- used on the ring fingers of both hands
  • Sinful Colors Nail Enamel in Unicorn -- used on the middle finger of right hand and pointer of left hand
  • Brucci Nail Hardener in Kathy's Baby Blues -- used on the pointer finger of right hand and pinky of left hand
  • Brucci Nail Hardener in French Petal -- used on the thumb of right hand and middle finger of left hand
  • Kiss Brush-On Nail Art Paint in White -- used for the thin strips at the root of the tip. This nail polish has a fine brush.
  • Gold Finger Nail Design Brush-- used to mix and paint custom colors
P. S.
In other news, I'm über excited to have received a beautiful package containing lipsticks, lip glosses, an eyeshadow palette and primer from Lime Crime. I'm truly inspired by the colors and vibes of this whimsical indie makeup brand and cannot wait to create and share my new makeup looks using these gorgeous products. The lipsticks in the Instagram are closed for a reason--colors like this simply cannot be revealed at once!! You're just gonna have to wait till my upcoming posts to see inside the unicorns!! I'm sorry, I just had to build the suspense :)))


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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58 comments:

  1. The nails look fab, they have a really nice shape to them.

    http://rosedustx.blogspot.co.uk/

    Rose x

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  2. This mani looks very stylish and pretty! Love it!
    Can´t wait to see the Lime Crime products in use.

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  3. Happy Easter! :D
    Verrrry pretty mani. I am loving pastels these days. <3

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  4. wao lovely mani....pretty n stylish

    check mine on my blog hope you like that

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  5. Fabulous nails MM, love the colours, perfect for Easter. L xo

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  6. ooooh love your Easter nails happy easter have a wonderful day!!!

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  7. cute, can't wait to see the looks you come up with using lime crime. I've always wanted to try their products :)

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    1. thanks Kayla!! I can't wait to show the looks :))

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  8. Aww...so cute! I also used Two of those Sinful Colors nail polishes for my cute Easter nails!

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    1. they are just perfect for Easter, aren't they :))

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  9. I'm loving the pastel craze this season so your nails are adorable. As for Lime Crime, I'm rather jealous. I've been eager to try their products out for a while now!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aaaw thanks Emma!! I honestly feel really special to review Lime Crime :))

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  10. Love your nail design! Also, looking forward to what you create using the Lime Crime goodies. ;)

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  11. u r so talented these are fab hun<3

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  12. hi,very nice post...if you want, take a look at my blog...we can follow each other, if you like it! i hope...kisses

    http://truelovecomesonlyinboutique.blogspot.it/

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  13. hi,very nice post...if you want, take a look at my blog...we can follow each other, if you like it! i hope...kisses

    http://truelovecomesonlyinboutique.blogspot.it/

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  14. <3 Your nails look like little lovely eggs! Also wow! That seems like a great package from LC.

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  15. Color can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas.Pink symbolizes: love, beauty.Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy.Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace.Indigo symbolizes: intuition, meditation, deep contemplation.
    And a combination of all these colors symbolize:sensuousness, sensuality, passion,attraction,desire,love,fervor,zeal,enthusiasm,excitement,glamour, sensational ! That's you Maryam ! Happy Easter !

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    1. Raaaaaam!!! Thank you!!! Happy Easter to you too!!! I hope to live up to all those amazing symbols--I want them all in my life!!1 <3

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  16. The pastels are gorgeous & I love Lime Crime's packaging!

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  17. very pretty n colorful n indeed wearable :) Happy Easter !!

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  18. Your posts continue to delight me, you're such a talented and beautiful person! I hope you don't think I am being weird but just like to show my appreciation :0 another great post hun xxx

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  19. Pastel colors make me happy.
    I love this nail look!!!

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  20. love the nail look maryam!!!!! its sooo simple yet sooo eastery :) Hope you had a great weekend!!!!! xoxox

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  21. LOVE these nails - I'm crushing pastels hard at the moment. I think its nice you put a little tradition info in your post too instead of the normal 'chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate'. :)

    Anna xo

    http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. i love your nails and you got the best ideas

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  23. Such pretty pastels and a lovely Easter-themed mani. Love the creative interpretation of the French tip too :)

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  24. Hey dear,
    Wooow great nailart, very nice blog!
    Follow me on my blog too <3

    www.thinkmaddelinepink.blogspot.com

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  25. Lovely pastel colors!
    I'm jealous of how you can get your french tip lines so straight.
    The Lime Crime makeup looks beautiful. Those colors are just so vibrant and poppin'
    Chaitea

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    1. With a fine brush it's really easy, just drag it over :)) Yes, I'm super inspired by the bright Lime Crime colors!!

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  26. I love how cute and simple this is!

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  27. LOVE this nail look, so simple!
    What base coat is your favorite, I really need to grow my nails out!
    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. Thanks Imani!! My favorite base coat is the Duri Rejuvacote I mentioned in this post. In fact, it's the only one I use and it also doubles as a top coat. Best nail product of all time, it makes my homemade manicures last 10 days!

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  28. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!! Happy Easter :)))

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  29. So adorable! I might try this nail tutorial for next Easter. :)

    XX,
    Jess

    jessnothinless.blogspot.com

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  30. This is such a nice idea!
    Tnx!

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  31. this is so nice and funny =)

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  32. love those colors!
    kiss,
    heelsontheclouds.blogspot.com

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