Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Milani Fall Fashion Trends: Colorblock

Hi everyone!  In the next few days, I'll be showing you the nail art looks I created for Milani's Fall Fashion Nail Trends promotion.  I was asked a few weeks back if I was interested in working with Milani, and of course I said yes!  Above, you can see the four trends I was given to draw inspiration from.  First up is my Colorblock design.

 Polishes used (all Milani):
 White on The Spot
Black Swift
Totally 80s (yellow green)
Dude Blue

Colorblock was the easiest trend for me to do, since it was the most straightforward.  For this look I used both tape and freehand painting to make the designs.  All freehand painting was done using the brush provided in the polish.  I did not use any nail art brushes for this, since I wanted anyone to be able to recreate it.

The most complex design is the one I did on my thumb and ring finger.  For this design, I started out with a white base.  Then I painted a rough horizontal stripe in the middle using Totally 80s.  Then using the rounded edge of the polish brush, I painted Dude Blue on either side of the green stripe.  See how the edge of the brush naturally creates a rounded design?  Once everything was dry, I used tape to create black triangles, and went back in with white to touch up any mistakes.

I actually ended up doing several versions.  This is the first version I did, where I added Jewel Fx Teal to my middle nail.  Once I did that, I realized I didn't like it.  So I re-did the middle nail to get the design shown below.

This is the third and final version I did, where I redid the middle nail again.  Totally 80's takes a few coats to become opaque and was slow drying.  In the end, the yellow green part looked as lumpy as it did in my other version.  Oh well, some days are better than others.

Milani's promotional display will be available at Walmart starting October 1st!  The display will carry all the polishes used for the Fall Trends project.  The display will also have a QR code available that leads to Milani's website.  From there you can access Milani's Pinterest board to view all of the designs created by us blogger participants.  Feel free to go there now and check out all the cool nail art! :)

*Polishes used in this post were provided by Milani.
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  1. It's so clean and crisp, and I love the color combination!

  2. This is a fun looking manicure, love the design and the color combination too!

  3. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)

  4. I like how it's both tribal and blocked, hitting two trends perfectly.


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