Monday, 7 February 2011

Mani with acrylic paint. Finally!

Hi all! How's it going?

Today I am showcasing my newest purchase...my acrylic paint pots!  I got them from HobbyCraft and they weren't expensive at all.  I felt I had to buy some 'real' paint, because polish is not always easy to work with because it dries so quickly.  Now that I have them, expect me to be posting my trials (and errors!)

This design was actually inspired by a shower curtain! We all went for dinner at our Aunt's house last night and she has the cutest curtain in her bathroom. Less talk, more polish...

Inglot no.969 which is a mint green and slightly pearlised.

 They are supposed to be dots, but I'm seeing some that look a little 'leopard-ish'.  That's something you won't see here I don't like leopard print on myself.

Verdict? I love my new paint pots :-)  Do you like this pattern?

16 comments:

  1. Supercute! Did you do it with a dotting tool?

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  2. Very cute and it does look leopard-ish. Still pretty! I have some paints too but I bought the bottle size paints. I see these paints in dollar tree I must pick up a set :)

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  3. @ Ritterbraten - Thank you. I used the end of an orange stick, lol.

    @RM - Yeah, I've seen so much leopard print that I don't like it anymore. I was rushing a little ;-)

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  4. The dots on dots are a great idea!

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  5. So pretty, nice you've got inspiration from your shower curtain!

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  6. Thanks Karen!

    Sylvia, I'm always on the look-out for some inspiration...no matter where it comes from, lol.

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  7. Looks great! I too prefer acrylic paint to working with nail polish on details.

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  8. Awesome! You'll have to tell me if the acrylic paint leaves any stains on your nails, because every time I use it I'll find a yellow imprint of my design on the naked nail, lol

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  9. this looks so beautiful :)

    It doesn't look leopardish to me, it looks fun and different :)

    and source of inspiration is great :D

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  10. Thank you friends.
    Loodie, I'll have to get back to you about any stains ;-)

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  11. Hi Beauty ;-)
    I could remove the paint from the top coat with a soapy cotton bud just after applying it, but I don't know easily it would come off after drying. When you wash it off your hands, it rolls up like bits of plastic (um probably because it's acrylic, Ash!)

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  12. Just found your blog through another. Love it. I love this manicure and the use of the tiny paint pots. I saved some from my sons magazine and used them in a recent manicure myself. Great.

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