#ablecaw14 Week 5: Something Borrowed

Because I'm leaving tomorrow to Helsinki for the I Love Me fair, I thought I should post my second Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge manicure today. I already did my Familar Pattern nails, so it was time for Something Borrowed. Here's what I came up with:

And what did I borrow? Well, I wanted to borrow some nail art ideas and it was clear from the beginning that I would borrow that from on of my challenge buddies, Katjamaria or Nerdic Nails. But then I figured out I should really borrow something from both of them and turn that into one manicure! Usually when I borrow someone's nail art idea, I end up doing quite similar manicure, so I thought this would be a good way to at least do something little bit different than the original manicures.

Here's my inspiration:
I borrowed my color scheme from Mirka's grey-yellow-white-black manicure and also the idea for skittlette with these colors. I actually even used some of the excactly same polishes that Mirka had used for her manicure. Then I also borrowed the nail art idea from Katjamaria's #ablecaw14 neon nails for my two accent nails.

I did two coats of Essie Maximillian Strasse Her on my thumb and index nails, two coats of OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana on my pinky nails and two coats of Essie Blanc on my middle and ring finger nails. Then I taped the ones that had Blanc on them with NailVinyls and painted the sections with both Maximillian and Cope-acabana as well as with Essie Licorice.

Unfortunately I managed to smudge the design a bit with my top coat so it's not as neat as I would have wanted it to be. Still I liked these nails very much and especially the color scheme! Yellow is a bit difficult color for me on nails, but it really works well with these colors!
 
 And here's everything I used:

Sally Hansen Nail Rehab*
Essie Blanc 2 coats
Essie Maximillian Strasse Her* 2 coats
OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana 2 coats
Essie Licorice
NailVinyls
Color Club Top Coat

Disclosure: I have gotten Essie Maximillian Strasse Her and Sally Hansen Nail Rehab originally for review. For more information view my disclosure policy


16 comments

  1. Oo mikä kunnia! Tykkään näistä kyllä hurjan paljon, mun pitää varmaan lainata taas tätä ideaa :D

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    1. Kiitos! :) Mahtavaa, että tykkäsit! Lainallaan vaan ees takasin. ;D

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  2. This year I Love Me promises quite a lot in nail polishes =)

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    1. I hope so! Hopefully there will be some great offers too! :)

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  3. Nää on siis niin hienot! Rakastan tätä väriyhdistelmää. Pakko matkia joskus kunhan ehdin, saanhan matkia, saanhan?

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    1. Oi kiitos! :) Tottakai saat, haluan ehdottomasti nähdä mitä keksit! :)

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  4. Love it!!! Love the colors used and the unique design choice. Great job on this and def a great choice of mani.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked this! :)

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  5. Tosi kivat! Ja jes, tässä aiheessa en ilmeisesti mennytkään niin metsään kuin kuvittelin!
    Toinen taas.. noh.. jätetään kertomatta;D Mutta onneksi luovuutta saa aina käyttää ja inspiroitua haasteesta haluamallaan tyylillä ;) (tosin luovuutta mulla ei ole, heh:D)

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    1. Kiitos! :) Kyllähän näitä saa toki kaikkia tulkita ihan niin kuin parhaaksi näkee, eli ei voi edes oikeestaan mennä metsään! :D Luovuutta ja inspiroitumista vaan kehiin. :))

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  6. Nice design! It looks good :-)

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  7. It s really beutiful!
    Oh my god!you re finnish?
    I only talk in sweedish, I also know sex other languages, but I can t talk in finnish (suomen)I m also finnah /tunisian too.Speak rather french.

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    1. Thank you! :)

      Yep, I'm Finnish, and I can talk (at least) little bit Swedish too among other languages. ;) Unfortunately I'm not too good at French though...

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