Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Artsy Wednesday: Inspired by a brand - Louis Vuitton Nailart

Hi everyone,

This weeks Artsy Wednesday is a bit of a cheat for me.  I've had these pictures since before I joined Artsy Wednesday, and when I saw this theme I kept them back as they were so perfect for it. 

So although I've had them a while, I'm still excited to show them to you, because when I did them, I absolutely loved them!  I came across the advert in my photos, if I remember rightly, when I bought Glamour Magazine for the free Nails Inc polish that came with it (yes, I'm cheap haha).  As soon as I saw the advertisement, I knew I had to have the design on my nails as I liked it so much.

Originally I attempted to freehand the design, but that was a total disaster, so I turned to my stamping plates, and amazingly I didn't have one that was right.  So I went to Amazon, and found a Gals set that had a plate in that looked like it might do the job.  I got the Princess set (link) which cost £7.99 inc shipping for 25 plates - BARGAIN!  The quality is really good too.  I know it seems a bit much to go to these measures for a single design, but I really, really, wanted to do it.

Here's what I came up with:
I used OPI Alpine Snow for the base, and then stamped over it using Color Club Almost Famous.  I tried a few yellows, but this was the best match.  I meant to do my ring finger beige to match the background ladies, but forgot - doh!

Here's another pic, a bit closer up:
As you can see, even with stamping, my checks are a tad wonky, but hey, you get the idea, right?  I went over it with a topcoat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out.

One last pic of my nails.  I took so many, and have had to weed lots out.  I like this one as the checks on my nails are almost exactly the same size as the ones on the handbag, which makes me happy.  I'm a bit strange like that:
And here's the advert that got the whole thing started:
Now, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to afford ANYTHING in that advert haha, but at least I can have a bit of LV style on my nails!  What do you think?

Don't forget to check (pun alert!) out what all the other super-talented Artsy Wednesday girls have come up with:

Catrine at Unnaked Nails (link)
Michelle at Labmuffin (link)
Alanna at Pretty Purple Polish (link)
Maria at Maria's Nail Polish Blog (link)
Melanie at Nail and Polish (link)
Jessica at Beauty Gnome (link)
Emily at An Accent Nail (link)
Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished (link)

Until next time...

MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

16 comments:

  1. Aww, this is perfect, what a great idea!

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  2. I love both the design and the colours.......... I might be investing in that plate too, lol!

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    1. I think you should! The set is a real bargain x x x

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  3. this is so lovely! I like it a lot :)

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  4. That's gorgeous! Great idea. I completely understand the lengths you go to in order to do a design, perfectly normal behaviour ;-) x

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    1. That's good then! Once I get an idea in my head, I have to make it happen! Sounds like you're the same too x x x

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  5. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG i'm hyperventilating. one of my best mates is in italy and has JUST text me a pic of the louis v store SOOOO of course i love this!

    theme, colour combo, uniformity! this is like one of my fav manis of urs.EVER.

    xxx

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    1. Awww thank you Cat! That's high praise indeed from you, your mani's are always awesome x x x

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  6. I wish I had the money to buy anything from this LV collection! I love this yellow and white check just that much! When I saw the ads, I was drooling! Cool mani to pay homage!

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    1. Thankyou! I know right? A fab collection, but doing my nails, much cheaper! x x x

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the bright colours :)

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    1. Thankyou! Although, of course all the credit should go to LV haha x x x

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  8. Gorgeous nails! I wish i didn't suck at nail art! LOVE them! xox

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    1. Thankyou so much! Keep giving it a go, its amazing how quick you can improve x x x

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