Saturday, 21 April 2012

Fire Phoenix

Morning lovelies!


Today I have some totally not practical nail art to show you. I'm entering these in the Lindsey from Neverland Nail Blog's nail art contest. The theme is Do You Believe in Magic? When I first saw the theme I thought of princesses and mermaids, but then I started looking at some of the other entries and there were already some awesome magical nails using those themes for inspiration. Then I started thinking about Harry Potter and Fawkes the Phoenix. I knew that I wanted to recreate him on my nails. 


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I started with a coat of Wet n Wild's Black Creme on my middle and ring fingers. Then painted on the orange and yellow gradients using Essence's Wake Up and Essence's Wanna be Your Sunshine. I then painted on the head using Black Creme and did a reverse gradient with Wanna be Your Sunshine, Black Creme and Zoya's Kaufda on the head. On my index and pinky fingers I just started painting on how I wanted the wings to look. I used Black Creme, Wake Up, Wanna be Your Sunshine and Orly's Luxe. Then I grabbed some feathers and used NYC top coat to stick them into place. Then I placed 3 red rhinestones also using NYC top coat. Here is a close up. 


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I wanted the Phoenix to look like his wings were spread and there was fire behind his head. I wondered how this would look in some of my other hand positions. 


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So it looks completely ridiculous in any other hand position, but I love how it looks when it is all lined up :) 


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Do you like my completely not practical Phoenix nail art? Make sure you head to Lindsey's blog to check out all the other great entries! 


Sincerely Stephanie

28 comments:

  1. I love this! You are so creative!

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  2. OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!
    This is such an original take on magic!!!
    So what if it's not practical? c'mon, so many not practical designs out there and they are still gorgeous and inspiring!
    Just like this one <3

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    1. Thanks JinJit! I'm smiling from ear to ear :D

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  3. I adore this mani! Very creative! I would totally wear something like this on a night out on the town!

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    1. Awesome! You're braver than I am! I only kept this on for all of 10 minutes lol

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  4. **love** how creative! good luck to you:)

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  5. Holy cow! You are really creative and this is awesome!!

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  6. holy crap, when I looked at your first picture, I thought: what a cool shot, with feathers in your hands!! and then I realized that you glued them onto your fingernails!!! You are sooo creative, Steph!!! Love love love it!!! I will definitely vote for you in the contest!!

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  7. This is FANTASTIC! Way to think outside the box!!!! This puts my entry to shame lol!!!!

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    1. Thank you Laurie!! I still love your entry :D

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  8. WOAH! This is awesome! =) Love Harry Potter!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Me too, such an awesome series :)

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  9. This is beautiful and so creative! Thumbs up!!

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  10. Wow this is so creative! I love it!

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  11. This is both fierce AND makes me giggle! I can see myself cooking with these (and it is quite the site) BUUUT, I can totally appreciate the WOW factor of this stunning look

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    1. haha! That would be quite the sight!! Thanks so much! I only kept it on for about 10 minutes and I was rubbing the feathers on myself and they were soo soft! It was fun :)

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  12. This is great! SO creative and very high fashion.

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    1. Thanks Esther! My boyfriend said it would be something lady gaga would rock! lol

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