Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bettina Week: Animal Print Re-creation

Good Morning Babes! Today I have my version on Cristina from LTHP animal print nails from the 31 Day Challenge that she did with Rie and Sam. I was so mad at myself that I had to use pictures that have serious tip wear on them. I actually wore these nails for a few days, and I took pictures right after I finished the mani but somehow accidentally deleted them before uploading them. So these pictures are after 2 days of cooking, cleaning, washing dishes (I don't use gloves), washing mine and my daughter hair (we have A LOT of thick curly hair), and so much else. I don't keep mani's for longer than 2 days so thank God I actually looked on my computer for the pictures before removing the polish because it was already getting late and I didn't swatch at all today. I used Resort Pink Bikini on my index and thumb, Nature Ocean on my middle, and Art Deco Yellow on my ring finger. I sponged with Art Deco Purple, Nature Trees, and Resort Starfish. I used Konad ip M78 (which I didn't even know I had), and special black polish.

I shouldn't have such bad tip wear after 2 days so I'm going to try this Chi top coat that I bought a looooong time ago that's supposed to stretch your mani for a week. So I will start trying that under INM or SV to see how that works and do a review on it later. Below is a picture of the base colors which I managed to save, I would have preferred it the other way around but lesson learned :)

What do you think of my spin on the mani minus the tip wear? I got alot of compliments on it and it was really fun to do. I like Cristina's colors better (How I Met Your Magenta and Kung Fu Blue are to die) but this is Bettina week so the colors a slightly different :o)  Thanks for stopping by to let me share this re-creation with you.



  1. it's craaaazy :D Nice idea to stamp over skittles ;)

  2. I love this. You did a good job Marketta, I need to copy this look too.

  3. When I saw this manicure at LTHP I liked it very much, and now in your nails I still believe it's soooo beautiful :D It came out awesome! ;D

  4. I Love Love love this Mani I actually saved the picture from LTHP and its my wallpaper , I keep looking at it trying to figure out how to do it . U did a great job recreating the look.

  5. This has to be one of my favorite designs thus far! Great job Chica!


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