September 10, 2012

Kaelen NYFW Nails: Redo in Blue

In honor of the ultra-awesome, ultra-famous Ulta beauty deal where butterLondons are a remarkable 'buy one get one free' for one day, I decided to recreate one of the butterLondon manicures from the runway. Plus I like doing recreations on Mondays because of Monkey See Monkey Do :) I picked the messy and cool half moon mani from the Kaelen show. The original is matte black with a nude cream on top, but I thought I'd do it with a matte creme and a sparkly color!!

The base color is one quick coat of Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue, topped with SV THEN topped with Essie Matte About You. Then I brushed on OPI Into the Night with the Pro-Wide brush turned sideways (i.e. the skinny side of it) and just sort of messily did strokes. This mani was really quick and easy! Do you prefer the original or my redo? I really like the photos of this, but I don't know that it was as cool in person I guess? I might like the results of the original better; not sure if it's the change in finish between my redo and the original or the colors or what.

butterLondon mani from Kaelen show

Blue is my favorite color, so I hope you're excited for an entire week of blue posts!!

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have posted for the first day of Blue Week and check back again tomorrow for more blue!
And while we're talking about butterLondon, are you picking any up during the sale?!


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