Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mixed Patterns NailArt


Salut mes amis! There is nothing more fun and fresh for this season's nails than mixed patterns in complementary colors. A year ago, I would've thought of this trend as something outrageous and unwearable; however, today, I'm more than eager to experiment and play around with it! For my nail art du jour, I went with intricate patterns and prints, but kept it neutral in color to maximize its ready-to-wear factor. 



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My Tools & Medium!
POLISHES:



SALLY HANSEN NAIL ART PENS in
  • Silver-- used to create the "fishnet" pattern and accents
  • Gold-- used to create the "leopard" pattern and accents
  • Black-- used to accent the "fishnet" and "leopard" patterns



TOOLS:
  • Fine tipped dotting tool (got this one at a 99¢ store) -- to dot on blue accents dots
  • Mont Blue glass nail file -- used to perfect my squoval nail shape (I'm so happy to have my short nails back yaaayy!!!)

Left Hand Close-up
"FISHNET" Pattern How-To:
  1. Start with your base coat and follow by one or two coats of your base color. Allow to fully dry.
  2. Using a nail art pen (Sally Hansen in Silver), draw diagonal lines from one side to the other and repeat on the other side, completing the crossing pattern. TIP: To keep the lines as straight as possible, try drawing them in one single "confident" stroke. P. S. Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens make it really easy :)
  3. Using a Black nail art pen, accent the "X's" where the lines meet with a black dot. This gives the pattern more contrast.
  4. Using either a complementary nail polish on a dotting tool or another nail art pen, dot inside the diamond shape created by the X's.
  5. Finish with a top coat.

"LEOPARD" Pattern How-To:
  1. Start with your base coat and follow by one or two coats of your base color. Allow to fully dry.
  2. Using a nail art pen (Sally Hansen in Gold), draw "C" shapes facing each other, also mixing in a few elongated shapes. These don't have to be perfect or precise.
  3. Accent the insides of the "C" shapes using a Black nail art pen.
  4. Finish with a top coat.

"ZEBRA" / "TEETH" Pattern How-To:
  1. Start with your base coat and follow by one or two coats of your base color. Allow to fully dry.
  2. Using a nail art polish or a fine brush, stroke the polish from the outer edge of the nail toward the center. Flick the brush at the center to create a fine edge.
  3. Layer the strokes so they're not directly across one another. 
  4. Optional: Accent the strokes with a nail art pen. Finish with a top coat.

Right Hand Close-up
TIP: Mix in simpler patterns like chevron french nails to give the overall design a more balanced look. Add chunky glitter or metallic accents for extra edge and glam. Don't be afraid to mix different metals!


Will you be wearing mixed patterns on your nails?


bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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51 comments:

  1. Well done! This mani looks very cool! Love it.

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  2. Ohhhh my~ these are gorgeous! You are so creative and talented. I love every single pattern especially the fishnet one! I may have to invest in some nail art pens very soon to do all these cool designs :)
    Thanks for sharing~x

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    1. Thank you so much doll!! the fishnet is secretly my favorite too :))

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  3. This rocks! They are all different yet the look is pulled together. It looks edgy & stylish in a sweet urban kinda way.

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  4. I really like. I'm going to try it :)

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  5. Oh gesus... ohh my god you are perfect!!!! I love it so much.... <3

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  6. You're so creative, every single nail looks beautiful!You did an amazing job :)

    Lots of Love, Ana
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  7. I love the colors! I should invest in a mauve color nail polish.

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  8. You always come up with super fun manis :)

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  9. Your nails designs are always so flawless and NEAT! Love the color combo-- who needs color blocking when Miss Maquillage just showed us how fierce pattern blocking is, ADORE!
    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. You're the best Imani, thanks so much doll face <3

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  10. ahh so pretty nails! just Gorgeous! xox

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  11. so pretty fun nails! love the colors! ^_^

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  12. Wow, you are so good!!! I'm really loving the combo of gold, tan, and baby blue. It's so relaxing and glam!

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  13. maryam!! i love this look!!! the beautiful pastel colors are stunning with the designs!!! thanks for sharing doll!!!! xoxox

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  14. i loooove the leopard and thumb/pinky nails :D gorgeous

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  15. I like the leopard one, so amazing!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  16. Ooooh love this! So cute and creative :) x

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  17. Beautiful as always! Love your nail designs!! ^^

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  18. U are soooo creative always.

    Love Y

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  19. These are soo good! I love the cheetah print and plaid nails

    ~Sherine
    Stop by and say HI!
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  20. Okay so you pretty much executed this flawlessly! Great job!

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  21. Cute nails.

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  22. What a great idea! Love the nails ^^ Thanks for sharing xx

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  23. You are so talented Maryam! Love

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  24. I LOVE this! The patterns, the colours, it all makes sense! And you've done such a great job! Such a creative mani :)
    X

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  25. You are so creative! This is truly amazing <3

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  26. I too would say You are extremely creative.

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  27. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND COMPLIMENTS EVERYONE!!! <3 <3 <3

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  28. very Creative.... sooper dooper lovely <3

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    j'ai pensé que ça pourrait t'intéresser, bisous :)

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  30. As I'v said before, you must have the steadiest hands EVER!

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