October 16, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen does Skittles: Denim Nail art with Barry M

After yesterday's super fun and complicated skittle set, I thought I would dial it back a smidgen bit today and do something with just two colors. Once a long long time ago I tried doing denim inspired nail art, but it was really very bad (not even going to link it for you, I'm that not into it). Now with my generally improved skills and smaller brushes I tackled the idea of blue jean nail art again, and I love it this time!! Check it out!

Manicurity | Denim Nail art with Barry M's Denim polish

The base color for this nail art is Barry M's Denim, a suede blue with silver shimmer. IT IS AN AMAZING POLISH and I feel a little bad I didn't show you a photo of it before I art'd all over it (and top coated it). It is so opaque and easy to use that I only needed ONE coat. *sighs* Polish perfection.

Manicurity | Denim Nail art with Barry M's Denim polish

Next I used a striper brush and did some stitching details with another stellar Barry M polish, Gold Foil.   To do the stitches I did long lines in gold and went back and did tiny bits with Denim (instead of trying to do the spacing of each individual stitch) - hence my need for top coat. I don't know if that's the normal way people would approach the stitching?! But that's what I decided on doing today :)

Manicurity | Denim Nail art with Barry M's Denim polish

Finally, the real icing on the cake, or the rivet on the denim nail art, is that I put a single caviar bead on each dot to make the 'rivets' really 3D and pop (literally). I love love love the rivet details so hard! Soo happy with how these turned out *two thumbs up*

Now check out the other skittles for today from the rest of The Digit-al Dozen!


10 comments:

  1. Brilliant! The rivet! Oh my goodness! Fabulous job!

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  2. Absolutely the best denim mani I have seen. I love the little 3D rivets. Great idea to paint the stitching as you did, much easier than trying to paint all the little stitches evenly. I'm going to remember that trick next time. I love that denim blue polish too!

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  3. So cool! And that base polish is PHENOMENAL!

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  4. this is super amazing! i want to do them on my nails now!

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  5. Looking at this, I laugh because I always thought there were cool patterns on denim jeans - you've captured them perfectly!

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  6. I'm seriously in love with these. They're so delicate and perfect!

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  7. jesus girl - you made rivets! you little genius!

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