Chupa Chups Mani

I've been meaning to make a new mani with some of my China Glaze lovelies and I've finally come around to do it. I've hoarded six different shades and even though it isn't an impressive, megalomaniac collection – it leaves just enough space to make some cute designs. Scalloped nails are becoming an obsession of mine as they all look so cute and they're fairly easy to create. I've been daydreaming of a way, of a manicure of some sort that would allow me to leave the base of my nails bare while I wear color on my tips. A reversed French and neon tips are cute but I've worn those designs so many times – it became a bit boring to me. That's why I've opted for a semi-transparent scalloped mani which adorably reminds me of certain lollipops. Therefore, I present to you the Chupa Chups Mani! 🙂

Vec odavno zelim napraviti neki novi dizajn uz pomoc svojih China Glaze lakova za nokte te sam napokon dobila ideju i realizovala je za blog. Sakupila sam sest razlicitih nijansi lakova za nokte ovog brenda te, iako mozda nije megalomanski impresivna kolekcija, itekako mi ostavlja prostora da kreiram lijep nail art. Upravo je nail art u obliku kapica tj. skoljkica zaokupio moju paznju posto mi djeluje tako slatko, simpaticno a relativno je i lagan za kreirati. Sanjarila sam o nacinu na koji cu moci ostaviti bazu noktica prozirnom a da boje nosim samo na vrhovima – iz nekog razloga mi se ta ideja jako dopada. Obrnuta francuska manikura i neonski vrhovi noktica u vidu jedne trakice svakako da lijepo izgledaju no toliko sam ih puta pronosala na nokticima da su mi – dosadili. Zato su ove mini kapice/skoljkice bile idealne da ostvarim svoje zamisli a rezultat me jako podsjeca na jedna lizala kojih cete se sigurno sjetiti. Predstavljam Chupa Chups manikir! 🙂

It's very easy to make and yet it has a maximum impact as I've caught a whole load of women simply staring at my nails. You can use a base coat if you like (to prevent eventual staining of tips, depending on which nail polish shade you'll use) but – a top coat is something I'd recommend, simply to protect your design. I've used two China Glaze nail polishes – pastel yellow Lemon Fizz and pinky goodness shot throughout with gold flecks – yup, I'm referring to the gorgeous Strawberry Fields. For this type of mani featuring scalloped nails, I think that the key is to use two (or three, or more!) nail polishes from the same brand. Why? So that scallops look even. There is no need to practice perfectionism, small flaws and unevenness can add to the charm, I think. I've painted one coat of Lemon Fizz – its nail brush acts as a nail art tool. It's important not to have too much nail polish on your brush but you don't want it to be ‘dry’ either. Simply estimate the length of your scallops and make three stripes – one shorter than the previous with your nail polish brush (from the e.g.middle part of the nail to towards the tips). It's good if you can make the scallops appear somewhat rounded at the ends. Focus on the edges as they'll be everything you end up seeing with the first layer. I've waited for it to dry and then I went it with Strawberry Fields. I did the same routine – three scalloped lines, one below the other, somewhat rounded and leaving some yellow Lemon Fizz to peek underneath. I've painted two layers of Strawberry Fields so that the pink and shimmer pop! After they've almost dried, I've finished and protected my design with some Seche Vite Topcoat. That's it! A sweet summery nail art design which is eye-catching and not to shabby to make. You like?

Rekla bih da je dosta lako za replicirati ovaj nail art a izgleda da je jako efektan posto sam ‘uhvatila’ veliki broj zena kako mi promatraju noktice. Mozete koristiti bazni lak ukoliko zelite da zastitite vrh nokta (ovisno da li koristite taman lak – u tom slucaju ce vam trebati) ali – nadlak je nesto sto bih preporucila da ne preskacete jer cete njim zastititi svoj dizajn i duze ce vam trajati. Koristila sam dva China Glaze laka za ovaj manikir – pastelno zuti Lemon Fizz te fascinantni ruzicasti lak, obogacen zlatnim presijavajucim cesticama – oo da, rijec je o lijepoj Strawberry Fields nijansi. Lakove sam kupila preko Facebook stranice Lilocosmetics Kakanj za cca 7,50KM. Za kreiranje ovih skoljkica tj. kapica, mislim da je kljucno koristiti dva (ili tri, ili vise!) lakova za nokte od istog brenda. Zasto? Cisto da bi skoljkice djelovale ujednaceno zbog istog oblika i debljine cetkica za lak kojima cemo ih nacrtati. Ne bih se opterecivala perfekcionistickim teznjama kod ovog manikira, cak mislim da su male nesavrsenosti i varijacije nesto zbog cega manikir dobija na sarmu. Nalakirala sam prvi sloj Lemon Fizz laka China Glaze cetkicom koja je nesto tanja i posluzila je kao alat za nail art. Bitno je da na cetkici nemamo previse laka jer to bi narusilo mogucnost postizanja zeljenog dizajna. Sa druge strane, ukoliko je cetkica ‘suha’ ponavljanje postupka ce uciniti dizajn pomalo neurednim. Ocijenite koliku duzinu zelite da imaju vase skoljkice/kapice i povucite tri linije od npr.sredine nokta do vrha. Svaka linija treba da je nesto kraca od prethodnice a posebno ce lijepo izgledati ukoliko mozete uciniti vrhom cetkice laka za nokte da skoljkice budu zaobljene. Sacekala sam da se jedan sloj Lemon Fizz nijanse osusi i ponovila sam postupak sa lakom Strawberry Fields. Znaci, tri linije – svaka je nesto kraca od prethodne, blago su zaobljene i obavezno ostaviti dio prvog sloja (kod mene zute boje) da proviruje ispod. Dva sloja Strawberry Fields laka su bila sasvim dovoljna za lijep efekat i presijavanje cestica. Nakon sto su svi slojevi bili gotovo pa suhi – dizajn sam zavrsila i zastitila slojem Seche Vite nadlaka. To je to! Sladak i simpatican ljetni dizajn za noktice koji privlaci paznju znatizeljnih okica a nije ga isuvise tesko napraviti. Dopada li vam se?

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