May 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails

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Hey Daddy-O! This week The Digit-al Dozen is doing nail art inspired by the theme of 'decades'. Yesterday I did some 1930s art deco nails (see them here!). Moving right along to the 1950s for today's nail post I thought I would use the popular nail polish shade at the time - red - and do a 'modern' nail art technique of random brushstrokes with a variety of polish finishes that weren't available in the past!!

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

The Design

This is not my first random brushstroke nail art rodeo (see my very cool patriotic version here), but because I limited the color palette to just reds it is much more subtle (and harder to photograph)! As far as the 'design' random/abstract brushstroke nail art is the easiest because you just use the brushes from the polish bottles to apply little dabs of polish all over until you feel like the 'design' is complete! See the original tutorial for the 'abstract brush stroke' mani from Gorgeois here!

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

The Polishes

I tried to pick a variety of shades and finishes for this nail art! From left to right in the above photo I used: piCture pOlish O'Hara (a red-pink jelly with holo flakes) (press sample, see swatches here), Sally Hansen Quick Brick (a metallic-y shimmer polish), China Glaze Poinsettia (a red-pinkish crelly), Zoya Cola (a red-brown cruelly), Sally Hansen Red Carpet (a red jelly with small red glitter), and Finger Paints Primary color (pretty standard red creme formula that just borders on crelly)

On my ring finger I did a little 3D cherry design using some red pearls and a cool green fimo thing. I don't really feel like cherries are particularly 1950s per-say (like what we think was popular then vs. what really was popular then) but it's like the thing if you think of current retro/pin-up themes so it just made sense to include it!!

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Cast an Eyeball on These Nifty Fifties-inspired Abstract Brush Stroke Nails | Manicurity.com

Now check out the other Digit-al Dozen designs for today below before you cop a breeze!



Do you dig these crazy nails, cat?


Disclosure: An item used in this post was sent as a press sample for my consideration; all opinions are 100% my own! If you'd like to know more about my policies, please see my disclosure page.

11 comments:

  1. This is so neat! It reminds me of jam :)

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  2. That's a lot of reds to use for one mani; very cool!

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  3. That cherry is the perfect finishing touch!

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  4. Beautiful! Reminds me of a cocktail drink!

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  5. That sure is a lot of red polish. The depth in this mani is unreal, gorgeous!

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  6. MMmmmm your red base is outstanding!

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  7. Love them - they look so juicy! :)

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