Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Border (Nails) of Morocco


Bonjour mes amis! This post is my third installment in collaboration with the amazing Caviar Noir Jewelry (see the popular predecessors here: 1. Kashmir and 2. Angelique), featuring the one and only Moroccan finger bracelet and a complementary nail design to go with today's overall Islamic theme.



Read more and be inspired!



 
Islamic-style jewelry is my absolute favorite. There's just something so exotic and captivating about bold turquoise, intricate motifs and jingling precious metals when they're assembled together in one piece of jewelry. Islamic-style accessories not only adorn, but flatter every movement of the hand, sway of the neck and rhythmic shimmie of the body. Always feminine and glamorous, these pieces add a touch of Eastern sensibility to any dress ensemble and never go out of style!


The Moroccan Bracelet Ring (Bring) by Caviar Noir was inspired by the exotic air of Morocco and Marrakech, and in turn, inspired me to create a nail design to fit the bracelet and the theme! 


Confession: I own a 10 pound bag of Islamic Jewelry and Islamic-style accessories and I honestly can't get enough... Every time I see it glisten or hear it jingle, it hypnotizes me like a snake charmer's flute to a cobra!!



Simply Gorgeous!
 
Moroccan Border-Nails :))
"Border-Nails" is my new favorite trend in Nail Art and Design. I was waiting for the right moment to try these out for myself and today's occasion couldn't be more fitting! I used contrasting colors to keep the design true to the original, and added a simple Islamic motif to my accent nail.

MY TOOLS:
 
BORDER NAILS HOW-TO (3 ways):

SIMPLE:
  1. Apply your border color (Teal) all over the nail on top of your base coat and wait for it to dry.
  2. Apply your center color (Beige) as you would normally, but avoid the border (2mm) on the bottom and sides of the nail bed. Make sure this polish is opaque and/or apply two coats if necessary. Wait for it to dry.
  3. Using the border color (Teal) add a rounded french tip to seal the "border" and wait for the polish to dry. Finish the manicure with a top coat.

HARDER: (my way)
  1. Using a striping brush, paint a thin border around the base and sides of the nail using Teal. 
  2. Apply your center color to the bare part of the nail to perfect the edge of the border and wait for it to dry. 
    • Side Note: Sinful Colors Cetus isn't as opaque as I'd like it to be, so I chose this way to compensate for the opacity of the polish.
  3. Enclose the border by painting a rounded French Tip using Teal. Finish the manicure with a top coat.

HARDEST:
  1. Apply your center color (Beige) all over your nail on top of your base coat and wait for it to dry.
  2. Using a striping brush, paint a thin border around the nail using a contrasting color (Teal) and finish the manicure with a top coat once the border is dry. 
 Modeling Caviar Noir's Moroccan Finger Bracelet and my Islamic-inspired Border Nails!!


Are you feeling this trend?




bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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51 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like! Very pretty, Maryam. :)

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  2. Very creative!! Looks great. I also love your makeup! Simple and gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks Steph!! A bit of mascara and lip liner goes a long way :))

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  3. The nails and the jewelery both look fantastic <3

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  4. This is one of the prettiest designs I've see...ever! Never saw anything similar and I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. You have the greatest ideas :-)

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    1. Thank you Janine!! This wasn't my original idea, I've seen it on Beautylish and other beauty sites :)) It's becoming somewhat of a trend... so I wanted to try it before everyone starts doing it lol

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  5. So creative and beautiful, i am really in love with all your creations !
    Lovely greetings beauty :)

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  6. This is amazing!!! I must try this out! Heart you girly!!

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  7. Dear Princess Maryam,
    You are lovely,daring,demure and dainty
    Yo've soft silky smooth skin, you are a breath taking beauty,
    The slender finger bracelet is nice & charming
    Your looks are so innocent and thoroughly disarming
    Your demeanor is electrifying, lovely and luminescent
    You magnetic personality so incredibly effervescent
    You are astonishing, amazing, awesome & excellent
    May you be blessed with a life of fulfilment.

    Warm Regards Ram

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    1. WOW RAM!!! Thank you!!! Amazing poetry -- you know your comments are my absolute favorite, right?? I'm always so flattered and touched :))

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  8. so interesting!:)
    i recently changed my username and Blogname as well, do have a look:)
    thefashionpersonal.blogspot.com

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  9. Je te trouve trop magnifique ! ! ! ! <3

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  10. Very pretty! I love the bracelet ring.

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  11. WOW girl! it is really beautiful nail art. Thanks for sharing :) keep coming such posts <3

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  12. omg.. very cute. this is amazing! :) congratition :)

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  13. So beautiful! That piece of jewelry is so pretty!

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  14. I LOVE that nail technique. I tried it a while ago and got tons of compliments.

    Quiet Luxury


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  15. I really want to try doing border nails too but i think i am too clumsy to do such a design and make it looks good. You are so creative and i love seeing your posts~ Thanks for sharing xxx

    www.yingcbeauty.com

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    1. Thank you Ying :)) you should give it a try, this is an easy design... just have the confidence!! oxox

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  16. Wow girl, you totally NAILed it! Ahahahah =P Seriously, I'm not sure I'll have enough patience to try this one day!

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    1. Thanks love! If you do the easy way, you won't need patience... it shouldn't take any longer than painting two coats of polish :))

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  17. Saw this on Pinterest- absolutely beautiful!!

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  18. very nice mani!! & love the bracelet/ring!! I used to have one of those when I was younger!!

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  19. You're right Maryam, jewelry Moroccans are wonderful and have a special charm. I love your nayl art :) Kisses doll

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  20. WOW! LOVE the nails and the jewelry is just amazing. I love Arab and Middle-Eastern style jewelry :) xx

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    1. me too!!! There's just something so feminine about it :)) Thanks Sara!!

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  21. The nails go so well with the bracelet ring. Simply amazing! ♥

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  22. This mani looks pretty! Love the colors you used!

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  23. So pretty and elegant. I like the way it turned out :)

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  24. ive always wondered how to do border nails! i might have to try this now. the middle finger design is gorgeous

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    1. I don't know if there's a right way, but the hardest way is probably the classic... Thank you doll!!

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  25. beautiful! love those colors together, and that bracelet is just fabulous!

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    E adoreii!

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  27. Great post !

    Love your nails and your bracelet so much :)

    You look amazing

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  28. I love the nail design, but even more I love that piece of jewellery. It just looks so sensual, but also really fun and perfect for summer against tanned skin.

    It's my first time on your blog and I wanted to invite you to take part in my giveaway, if you like the prize, of course. :)

    xxx

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  29. Absolute perfection, you never cease to amaze me with your percision!
    xx
    -Imani Love

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  30. come do my nails, just like this! what an aaaaawesome look

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  31. Hi! :) Love this post! Just found today your blog and i´m a new follower! Hope you can follow my baby blog back too! Kisses

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt

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  32. <3 As always, thank you so much for giving us the how-to on this nail look. xD I never would have figured it out. I'm a complete failure at it.

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  33. http://www.islamicjewelry.net has 150 differetn gold Allah pendants and bracelets and earrings and sixty ahlal perfumes and hijab pins.the prices are reasonable and proceeds go to Muslims in need all over the world.we have a great selection so why not shop here get great Islamic jewelry and help your brothers and sisters at the same time?feeamani Allah,Sister Debbie Al-Harbi CEO http://www.islamicjewelry.net - See more at: http://blog.eastessence.com/factors-consider-purchasing-islamic-jewelry/#sthash.zwAGjByW.dpuf

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  34. http://www.islamicjewelry.net has 150 differetn gold Allah pendants and bracelets and earrings and sixty ahlal perfumes and hijab pins.the prices are reasonable and proceeds go to Muslims in need all over the world.we have a great selection so why not shop here get great Islamic jewelry and help your brothers and sisters at the same time?feeamani Allah,Sister Debbie Al-Harbi CEO http://www.islamicjewelry.net - See more at: http://blog.eastessence.com/factors-consider-purchasing-islamic-jewelry/#sthash.zwAGjByW.dpuf

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