#ablecs15 Week 3: Abstract

New week, new challenge themes! I seem to choose always the second theme to do first and that's the case this week also as I decided to start with the Abstract theme. I didn't have clear vision about this manicure, just that I felt like I wanted to use some neons to bright up the day and I wanted to combine them with some muted base color.

So I started this manicure with two coats of Essie Take It Outside. Then I did some drag marbling over a plastic (tutorial for this technique here) with China Glaze Japanese Koi and Color Club Peace, Love & Polish and East Austin. This time I did the drag marbling a bit differently as I wanted to just add some abstract neon parts on my nail but also still see the base color, so I first applied a generous coat of regular top coat (I used a Dermosil one) over the plastic and then I added just one drop of each polish and then dragged them around with a toothpick.

I waited for the drag marblings to dry a bit over the plastic, then I just removed them with a orange stick, then cut them to fit my nails and then applied them on my nails with the help of top coat. Finally I wanted to add some sparkle to the manicure, so I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Even without a clear vision at the beginning, I think this mani turned out really great. I'm always in love with combo of some muted neutral and neons, and it worked perfectly this time too! This was really simple and fun manicure to do and I love it. I should really do more of these abstract things as then you have quite much freedom and the mani doesn't have to look exactly same on each nail.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Essie Take It Outside (2 coats), China Glaze Japanese Koi, Color Club East Austin, Color Club Peace, Love & Polish
Top coat: Zoya Armor and Fast Drops


How about you, do you guys like abstract nail art?



21 comments

  1. Oih, nämä ovat kyllä hienot! ♥ Erikoinen väriyhdistelmä mutta todellakin toimii!

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    1. Kiitos paljon Papu! :) Mulla on aina vähän näitä omia väriyhdistelmiä... :D

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  2. Täydellistä! Ei voi muuta sanoa :). Värit, kuviot, kaikki <3. Matkin!

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    1. Kiitos hirmuisesti! Näitä oli kyllä varsin hauska tehdäkin, eli suosittelen lämpimästi. :)

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  3. Hieno efekti! Enpä ois arvannut, miten nää on tehty. Määkin saatan matkia. ;)

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    1. Kiitoksia! Lämpimät suosittelut sullekin, näitä oli niin kiva tehdä. :)

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  4. Ooh, tosi upeet kynnet! Ihanat värit :3

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    1. Kiitos! Ihana kuulla, että tykkäsit näistä. :)

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  5. This is an amazing combo! The neon colours you've chosen are a perfect match with the grey base.
    Straight in my to-do list :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I thought the neons and the neutral base were a perfect combo, I'm glad to hear you liked it also. :)

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  6. Nyt on kyllä sävyt niin täydellisen kolahtavat <3 Ja Fairy Dust viimeistelee setin kyllä niin hienosti, että nää saattaa olla yhet lemppareimmat kynteni ikinä :D

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    1. Tai siis kyntesi... :D minun lemppareimmat! Huono suomi.

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    2. Aww, kiitos hirmuisesti! <3 Fairy Dust tekee kyllä lakkaukseen kuin lakkaukseen sen viimeisen silauksen. :)

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  7. Aivan upeat, ihan mahtava väriyhdistelmä!

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  8. Nää on kyllä huiput! Väriyhdistelmä on just täydellinen<3

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  9. I can only agree with QueenMiSeRy because I also love the combination of neutrals and neon. And the drag marbling technique looks like something I might be able to reproduce too (I so not able to do water marbling). Put on my to do list.

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    1. Thank you! :) Neutrals and neons really are a great combo together, I love it too. You should definitely try drag marbling, it sure is easier than water marbling. :)

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