Saturday, 5 January 2013

Then and Now: Week 9

Hey everyone, today I have week 9 of my 'then and now' challenge. When I first set out to do this 'challenge' I randomly numbered the 22 posts I have so that I could do them in that order, but once I got to week 5 and didn't really like the design I started mixing things up a bit, so today's choice was because I felt I'd used too many reds and blues lately: bees! More after the jump






As you can see I completely changed the original design, only really keeping the concept of bees because I didn't really think the original design was that great. Originally everything would have been done with dotting tools and nail varnish but this time I used a brush and acrylic paint for the little bee and tape and black nail varnish for the stripes.

The base on all but my ring finger is NYC - Lexington Yellow, the black is Barry M- Black and the white base is Essie - Blanc (which I picked up in a set of 4 for £5!!)


What do you think? Was the original design any good and should I have stuck with it? Or do you like the cute little bee? Let me know in the comments!
Alice


14 comments:

  1. I prefer the new one - so cute!

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  2. Ah! I love this so much! Especially how you mattified the whole mani- it's really adorable!

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  3. Aw, I wouldn't be that harsh on the old design - it looks so cute to me ^_^ .

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  4. It's amazing how much you've improved. Simply awesome!

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  5. The new design is adorable! I love the big bold stripes and the little bee is too cute :)

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  6. How cute!!! Need to try yhem. Kiss

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  7. I have to try these! I have no yellow polish because it stains your fingers but i will try!

    Sparklyrosie.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love the one with the bee. These nails are cute! Found you from the Crumpet! Glad I did. You are followed! Check out Glittery and Polished if you ever get the chance :)

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