#ablecaw14 Week 1: Something New

As promised, I have my first nails for The Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge to share with you guys today. If you have no clue what challenge I'm talking about, check out my previous post first and be sure to join in with us to this challenge too!

So starting with the Week 1 I have my Something New nails to show to you guys today. Something new could also of course be like a new nail polish or something like that, but I thought that for me something new could mainly be something that I have never tried to do on my nails before. Since I have been wanting to try out those quatrefoil nails for a while now, but I still never have, I thought they would fit perfectly for this challenge.

I didn't want to cover all my nails with the pattern, so I decided to do it only on my index, middle and thumb nails and then just leave the other two painted with a single color. I chose Essie Urban Jungle and China Glaze Techno Teal as my colors for these nails. For the quatrefoil pattern I have two coats of Urban Jungle as my base, then I did the first dots with dotting tool and Techno Teal and then the second coat of dots again with Urban Jungle. Finally I painted those little lines with small nail art brush and Techno Teal. The other two nails I just painted with two coats of Techno Teal.


That quatrefoil pattern was way easier to do than it looks, you only need some polish and couple different sized dotting tools and if you want to do those little lines, then you also need a little nail art brush. My pattern isn't the perfect one since I always struggle with dots and getting them alined, but I still liked this design very much and really, these nails were so much fun to do! I'd say these are my favorite ones for awhile! If you don't know how to do these nails, just google quatrefoil nails and you'll find tons of great and easy-to-follow tutorials. I don't really know who's came up with the idea how to do this pattern on nail, but it is pretty brilliant idea!

Actually, by the way, Techno Teal was quite appropriate choice for this challenge as it is also something new for me. Before these nails I had never used it before and I really can't tell why... It's gorgeous!

Sally Hansen Nail Rehab*
Essie Urban Jungle 2 coats
China Glaze Techno Teal 2 coats
Color Club Top Coat


Do you guys like my first challenge manicure? And will you be joining us in this challenge?

If you have already done your challenge manicure for Week 1 Something New, please remember to add the link to your post to that InLinkz Widget below.


*Disclosure: I have gotten Sally Hansen Nail Rehab from a goodie bag of our meet. For more information view my disclosure policy.




32 comments

  1. Wow, that's amazing!
    At first I thought the pattern was stamping (but then I read the post :D), it's so perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much! That's really too sweet! :) Though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to stamp that at all as I'm so bad at stamping. :D

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  2. Oho! Itsekin luulin, että tuo on leimattu. Pakko kokeilla itsekin, ihan älyttömän hienot!

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    1. Heh, tosin jos minä olisin tämän tehnyt leimaamalla, niin kuviot ois kyllä ihan missä sattuu.. :D Kannattaa ehdottomasti kokeilla, ja kiitoksia paljon! :)

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  3. Oi kuinka hienot! Näyttää kyllä ihan supervaikeilta minun mielestä :D

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    1. Kiitos! :) Näyttää vaikeemmalta kun onkaan! ;)

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  4. That is such a beautiful design. I thought you had stamped these. They looks fantastic. I need to try this technique out too. I hope mine looks half as good as yours does.

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    1. Thank you! :) You all seem to think I could have stamped these, though I suck at that.. :D You really need to try this, it's really quite easy to do and so much fun! :)

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  5. Hyvännäköiset kynnet haasteen alkajaisiksi! Tosi kiva tuo teidän haasteidis, kattelin kaihoisasti että siellä olis monta kivaa kohtaa mutta en oo varma viittinkö julistaa lähteväni mukaan , jos ehdin/innostun osallistumaan vaikka vain viiteen teemaa... Ehkä pitäisi olla enemmän resursseja, mä kun muutenkin ehdin kerran viikossa oikein kunnolla vaan koristella kynnet niin ettei niitä tarvii heti olla poistamassa...

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    1. Kiitos! :) Tule ihmeessä mukaan, teet vaikka omaan tahtiin tai poimit sieltä sellaiset kohdat, jotka ehdit tekemään! Tämän kanssa ei tarvitse olla liian tosissaan, ollaan vaan enemmän kuin iloisia jos saadaan porukkaa mukaan tekemään meidän kanssa tätä. :)

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    2. Jep, ehkä mä sitten osallistun siten miten onnistun. :)

      Avaappa vielä tyhmälle että mistä tuo ablecaw-sana tuli?! En oo sitä bongannut jos se jossain kerrottiinkin.. :)

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    3. Jee, mahtavaa! :)

      Heh, koitettiin vaan keksiä joku suht lyhyt tunnus tuolle haasteelle ja semmonen, että sen vois vielä jopa muistaakin. Eli se tulee vaan tuosta able challenge autumn winteristä, ei sen kummempaa. :D

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    4. Kiitos, se jo selkeyttää kun on jotkin sanat pohjalla mihin se nojaa ;)

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  6. This looks amazing! Love it :-D

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  7. Nämä on kyllä kertakaikkiaan upeat koristelusta lakkavalintoihin. :)

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  8. I'll just echo the thoughts of all the other ladies - these look too neat to be freehanded (thought if it wasn't stamping, then surely it's a decal)! Looks gorgeous!

    Oh, and yeah, I love the pun in this challenge's name. :)

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    1. Thank you! You all are just too sweet, but I'm glad to hear you liked these nails. :)

      Haha, it's awesome that you appreciate our pun! :)

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  9. Mahtavat lakkaukset! Nuo leimatut kynnet on ku posliinia. Ai että tykkään...

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    1. Kiitos! :) Tosin, ne ei oo leimat niin kuin kaikki näyttää luulevan, vaan ne on tehty lähinnä dotting toolilla. :))

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  10. First of all, this is a gorgeous colour combo! And you got me completely upset due to that CG beauty...how could I have missed it? I didn't know anything about its existence *__* it's a wonderful teal, and holo! *wishlisting*
    Then, that pattern. If I hadn't read your post I would still be thinking you did an amazing stamping job. I could never think of myself doing it freehand :D To me, it's impossibile even just think of how I could achieve such a pattern...
    Well, if this is the beginning (and you had me completely drooling over you mani), I should get ready for what's to come!

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    1. Thank you! :)) Oh man, you didn't know about that CG!? It's truly gorgeous!
      I could have never done that by stamping, for me doing it freehand was way more easier. :D But I think it looks more complicated that it even is..
      Hopefully I'll have you some other nice manicures during this challenge in the future too. :)

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  11. Ääks, luulin näitä leimaksi:0 niin hienot! Ei kyllä näytä helpolta...

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    1. Kiitoksia! :) Näyttää ehkä vaikeemmalta kun onkaan, kannattaa kokeilla ehdottomasti! :)

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  12. Todella kauniit! Aivan älyttömän upeat :3

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  13. Tosi hienot! Mullakin on quatrefoil ollut jo pitkään "tätä pitää kokeilla" -listalla, mutta kun nyt sitten eilisiltana keräsin rohkeuteni, tulos on lähinnä quatrefail eikä -foil :D Tää ei sovellu ihmisille, joilla on muutenkin vaikeuksia saada aikaan tasakokoisia täpliä...

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    1. Kiiitos! :) Itseasiassa yllätyin vähän itekin, että sain tän eka yrittämällä suht kohilleen, ei nimittäin oo toi tasalaatusten ja suorassa olevien pilkkujen tekeminen munkaan bravuuri. :) Eikä noi kyllä kovin suorassa nytkään ollu, mutta ehkä se ei tässä niin haittaa/näy...

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