Friday, 31 January 2014

Nailvengers Assemble: New Year, New Technique

Hey everyone! Before I start off I just want to say a massive thankyou to you all for voting for me in the China Glaze holiday competition, because I won!! I'm so unbelievably happy and it's all down to you, so thankyou. Anyway, today I'm super excited to share a new project with you. Me, Sammy of The Nailasaurus, Lucie of Lucy's Stash, Allie of Brit Nails and Amelia of xameliax have started a new monthly challenge group called Nailvengers Assemble. After all meeting at the Cosmo Blog Awards, we've been in constant contact, and we decided that it would be a great idea to create something like this. I'm so excited to be part of this with such an amazing group of people, and I hope you will all get involved too! We will be posting on the last day of every month with a new challenge, and you will have the whole of the next month to post your versions of the prompt. This month's challenge is 'New Year, New Technique'. If you want to get involved you can use the hashtag #nailvengers and you can like our facebook page to keep up to date with what we're doing:



So for this month's new technique I chose to do negative space nails. I've been seeing them around for a while and I've always wanted to give it a go, and I'm so glad I did. These took a bit longer than expected but I'm really happy with how they came out.  I had to take these pictures on a different camera to usual so the lighting looks a bit different, but I'll be back to my usual camera for the next post!


The base for these nails was OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then I used Barry M - Gold Foil to draw the shapes using a brush, and acetone and a wide brush to clean up the space. Then I used Seche Vite to top it off


What do you think? Let me know in the comments! 
Don't forget to use the hashtag #nailvengers if you give a new technique a try this month
Alice

17 comments:

  1. Love these! The shapes remind me of those cheesy biscuits you get! Can't remember what they're called. But I like the negative space, I may give it a go :)

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  2. Great mani. This looks so fresh and new.

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  3. Gorgeous, I have seen the negative space manicure, too, but I have to say I really love your take on them!

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  4. So cool! I've never seen anything like it :D

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  5. ok that's a really new technique to me! Never seen before... it's kind of freaky but fascinating at the same time! like it.

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  6. Brilliant! And so classy looking :D

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  7. Congratulations for winning the competition! :) And I must say that I'm in awe at the style of this nail art. They look fabulous!

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  8. Absolutely stunning manicure, Alice, love it! And once again congrats on winning the competition :)

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  9. wow this is gorgeous! id love to see a tutorial!

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  10. Congratulations on winning - you definitely deserve it! I love the idea of negative space nails! The shapes you've created work really well! :)

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  11. So cool I liked page hope I get more inspiration :-) and yes Huge Congrats :-)

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  12. This is super cool! I have never thought of doing something like this! It looks so interesting!!

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  14. Okay, these are INCREDIBLE. I love this technique!

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