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Friday, July 29, 2011

Obnoxious Punktastic Nails



I've had two job interviews the past two days. As much as I would've loved to show up with zebra nails, I figured it was probably appropriate to change my nail polish to something tame. I used Essie Topless and Barefoot (sidenote: I STILL hate Essie's formula. Am I the only one?!) for my nude nails.

Well, I sat down today and after having boring nails for two days straight (oh the horror!) I decided I had to do something fun and obnoxious. I've been wanting to do some sort of mani with hot pink and black for a long time, just never really knew exactly what.

I decided to do a "punky" typed theme. If you know me in real life, you know this is TOTALLY  not me. I like girly things...but this is a lovely combination of both I think! Makes me feel like a rocker chic ;)



I started with a base of Zoya Lolly on all but my ring fingers. I really don't like these Zoya mattes. They're hard for me to use -- streaky and they dry too quickly for me to get even coats. On my ring fingers, I used China Glaze Liquid Leather. I topped the black with OPI Teenage Dream which gives this mani some BLING! On my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers I used plates m57 (zebra), bm225 (skulls), and bm19 (houndstooth). My poor pinky fingernails are the only nails the small BM plates fit on :( On my middle finger I tried to do a double lightning bolt a la nailside but I failed pretty miserably. The sparkley glitter on the bolt is OPI DS Coronation. It doesn't look TOO bad, but it's way harder than I thought. I struggled getting the tape lined up.




What do you think? Obnoxious enough for ya?? :)

-Amanda

21 comments:

  1. Not at all. It looks fun, fun, fun.

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  2. LOVE IT! I just did a punky manicure not long ago. I'm also very girly, but sometimes its fun to bust out the bad*** in us! :-)

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  3. I love it its super cute..... :)

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  4. This is the coolest mani I've seen in ages! ADORE it!

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  5. I love this! I like the way the middle finger looks, maybe not quite the double lightning bolt, but it still looks pretty cool!

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  6. Obsessed with this mani! I love the ones where all the fingers are different but cohesive!!

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  7. looks super cute and fun! it wouldn't be my normal style either... but I'd totally wear it!!!

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  8. I love this! One of the things I like best about it is the zig-zag. That was what first caught my eye about it. I like that it isn't a standard lightening bolt; it's unique.

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  9. I really like this! It's so cute! :)

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  10. i really love every nail
    the pattern choice was spot on!
    & great color selections as well

    <3 BB

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  11. looooooooove it!! also, the butterfly is amazing! i'min love!

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  12. Such a great combination, good luck on the interviews!

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  13. I would LOVE for you to do my nails. This is wicked :D

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  14. Love this mani! Too cute and that ring is amazing. lol

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  15. I saw this on Tumblr, very awesome mani!! Love all the different designs/finishes together <3

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  16. I just love your ring! And your mani too! :)

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