Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hubby's Picks gone wild! (HP27)

So this week's line up included some refreshingly bright colors and a bit of contrast. Try as I might I just could not resist the call of the gradient. It's like Hubby's Picks meets Lisa Frank this week!


So the line up this week was Kleancolor Coffee Addict, NYC Empire State Blue, China Glaze Peachy Keen, and Color Club Hot Like Lava. I've never done a leopard print manicure so I thought that now seemed a good time to try!


Mixed media ME-YOW!

  • First I lined up my colors up to see how they looked next to each other. I wanted the gradient to repeat on the first and last nail so I planned the gradient from there. I cut down my sponges, sponged the pointer and pinky first (three thin layers to build colors), then sponged the other two fingers. Immediately I cleaned up after I finished each finger.
  • Next, using a dotting tool, I created the leopard splotches alternating the dotting sizes. This part is easy and fun since the splotches look best imperfect and mismatched. You'll notice the splotches are done in the third gradient color not present on that nail. So Hot Like Lava on the Peachy Keen to Empire State Blue and so forth.
  • Last I went back and used my last color, Kleancolor Coffee Addict, to add a splotchy line on either side of each colored splotch to complete the look.
  • Top with topcoat and presto! Wild Lisa Frank like leopard print manicure!

I have to say this is one of my favorites so far! Luckily the tools for this and some other goodies will be present in an upcoming giveaway. Wait. What?!
Yes you read correctly. Hubby and I have come up with a Hubby's Picks themed giveaway for my two year blogeversary! I will be announcing it next week (I'm waiting on one additional goody to arrive) and I've known I was going to do it for over a month now and just can't wait much longer to spill the beans! So stay tuned.

13 comments:

  1. I have some serious lust for this.. wow!

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    1. You should totally do one but do it all Girly Bits polishes! I can think of several that would be shown off amazingly with this manicure type!

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  2. I LOVE this, the colors are great and I love the addition of the leopard print :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It's turning into a pretty popular one. It'd look super fantastic with so many color combos and it was actually a pretty quick and easy one to do. I'd so LOVE to see people's renditions of it!

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  3. I love this! These are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much - they do seem a bit popular which is always fun. My most popular ones seem to be hubby's picks.

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  4. So so pretty! I love the colours and your coffee inspired watermark! :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I love my watermark - I doodled it in a drawing class forever ago and when I started blogging it just seemed perfect.

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    1. Oh thanks so much doll! You're so sweet for stopping by. :)

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