Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hello Kitty Sans Kitty

I needed to change my manicure last night and I was a little short on inspiration. It is hard to come up with fun, original designs, and especially ones that are not going to take me a few hours to do. I started this mani way too late to do something more elaborate, but I really like how this turned out. This design is similar to the one here made by The Nail Bank, but I just took the kitty out of the picture.

Hello Kitty's bow shape is so iconic, that you can pretty much recognize it even without the Kitty herself. I used a (relatively) easy polka dot pattern (made with a dotting tool) for an accent on the ring finger.

I started with a base of Monsooner or Later from OPI. As you can see, I ended up taking this base color off of my ring finger to do an accent nail. When I painted this color and took this picture, I still didn't actually know what I was going to do for nail art yet. :)

My right hand has white polka dots on a red background for a contrasting accent finger. It was also done with a dotting tool. 

The polishes I used in this manicure: OPI Monsooner Or Later, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI Nail Envy basecoat, and Seche Vite topcoat.

My birthday is coming up this weekend and I am super stuck for ideas! What should I paint on my nails?!?!

20 comments:

  1. This looks great! Haha, I love the Hello Kitty look sans Hello Kitty :o) The bow looks flawless

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    1. Thanks bmwmchick! I was going to take pics while I was doing this design, but I was on a roll with that bow and didn't want to interrupt my mojo. :)

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  2. Two things:
    1) This is a really cute mani!
    2) My birthday is also coming up this weekend, and I also posted a blog post asking for ideas! xD How funny.

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    1. Ha ha! How funny Quixii! Happy Birthday!!

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  3. This is cute - and the next time you can make a Kitty sans Hello ;)

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  4. Hey there. I gave you a blog award :) http://persistentglitter.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-love-your-blog-award.html

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    1. Thanks sweetie!! That's so nice of you!

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    1. Thanks Amy! It turned out great, I was really happy with this one.

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  6. LOVE! Have you done a Minnie Mouse one? Do you find that Seche Vite shrinks? I have that problem. pooh.

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  7. How did you make the bow so pristine? Did you use a certain brush?

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