Saturday, 2 February 2013

Then and Now: Week 10

They're back! The then and now posts have returned! Have you missed them? I know from reading the giveaway comments that a few of you have. These nails were done about 2 weeks ago, maybe even longer, but the past couple of saturdays I've just been too busy to post them, but they should return to being weekly now. This is a design that I remember doing, and remember removing straight away to try another design (which I'm sure will make an appearance at some point), something I'd never done before and something I never did again until I starting painting more regularly (aka now) because I didn't much like 'wasting' nail varnish. As you'll see, the design was also pretty rubbish so it was no big loss to the world that they didn't last very long!

I'm sure many of you will know that this design isn't original, but as with all of these posts, I can't remember where I got the original inspiration from, so for now I cannot give credit, but if you know who originally created these then please let me know. The original picture is after the jump!




As you can tell, I was a true natural at nail art, and I really knew how to make my photos look great! (I hope you can hear my sarcasm right here). 

In the original post, and now, I used Barry M - Matt white as the base, the only white I'd ever used until I chanced upon a bottle of Essie - Blanc in TKmaxx a few weeks ago. The black was probably previously Barry M - Black, but I can't tell you any more than that, except that it was all done with dotting tools, as were all my previous designs. This time the black was China Glaze - Liquid Leather for the spots (is that what they're called?) and the cow was done with acrylic paint, all topped off with a coat (or possibly two I cant remember) of Seche Vite. 


As you can see, I completely changed the cow, mainly because it previously looked nothing like a cow!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments, I always love hearing what you have to say!

Alice

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18 comments:

  1. Awww I think both cows are very cute!

    I too am now getting used to painting my nails multiple times in one day. I did a 31 day challenge last month, and I'm doing a 28 day challenge this month, but I try to get a few days ahead. Today I painted my nails 4 times!!! It means I can have tomorrow off lol

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  2. Super cute cow, makes me want to smush his face. That's not meant to sounds creepy...sorry if it does

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  3. LOVE this one! I like the 'then' one too.. but your attention to detail & the cleanliness of the the now ones makes all the difference! I wanna do these now (but its 4 mins past midnight.. so best not :D )

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  4. That is a huge improvement!

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  5. "Then and cow" made me giggle c: .

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  6. Definitely my favourite so far, I LOVE the now nails! That cow is just adorable!

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  7. i've just discovered your blog and it's fab! your nails are so creative, you should be really proud of them. i love this little cow, it's so cute!

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  8. I love your Then and Now posts! It gives me hope for my own skills.

    I thought your first cow was cute too.

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  9. I love this, and it makes me laugh, because when I was in sixth grade we had a club called "MOO Club" -- some acronym for something anti-drinking/drugs, but I don't remember what it stood for anymore. Anyway, I used to paint my nails with cow spots for MOO Club events and it was generally bad, I should try it again now! I live in Wisconsin, so cow spots are always appropriate. So fun!
    grey et al

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  10. I loove your blog and I love this idea! I think I may have to do this myself and see how my 'skills' have improved since I posted my first nail art attempts when my blog was first created. They're probably still pretty poor though!

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  11. I actually think this is SOOOOO adorable, the cow is amazing :)

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  12. hahaha your sarcastic comments made me laugh out loud. these are so adorable i can't stand it!

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  13. I think both the cows are adorable :)

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  14. OMG Alice! IDK which of your posts is my favorite, I just love your style so much! I do really like your "Now and Then" posts though, I promise one of these days I'm going to re-do some of mine ;) ♥-workinggirlnails

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