Sunday, 23 June 2013

Then and Now: Lilac Roses

Hey everyone! I'm back (finally) with a new then and now post. I know a lot of you said in the comments of my giveaway that you'd like to see a few more then and now posts so I thought I'd bring it back. Although, I wont be doing it every week like before, just when I feel like it. This week I'm redoing a stripes and roses combination that a few of you may remember as it was probably around a year ago that I did it, in fact you can actually see it on my blog here, but the difference in nail size is huge. I actually cut my nails a bit too short this time around, so the difference is even bigger than it should have been, but oh well! As always the 'then' picture will be after the jump. 






Look at the length of those nails! I can hardly believe it's the same hand. 


I completely forgot to add polka dots to the rose nails and I really wish I had because I think they really add to the design.

This time I started with a base of Barry M - Berry Ice Cream and used striping tape along with MASH - white, rather than freehanding the stripes like before. I got the idea to use tape here from The Nailasaurus. In fact I got the idea to recreate this design from her because I really wanted to try it out using tape. The roses are Barry M - Passion Fruit and Barry M - Bright Pink, with Barry M - Key Lime, all topped off with a coat of my favourite top coat in the world, Seche Vite

What do you think? Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments! 
Alice

18 comments:

  1. Freaking love this, will have to copy it!!

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  2. Love this! I don't mind it without the dots, I think it's still a gorgeous mani on it's own. :)

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  3. I love how this looks on shorter nails! Maybe it's because I'm biased as a short-nail person. Hehe! Lovethis design with the colors you used!

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

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  4. Wooooo - really long nails those 'then' ones ;)
    And although the dots are missing, it's still a very lovely mani! And it goes to prove that no matter one's nail lenght, it's always possible to do nail art :D

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  5. I love the colours in this design. Next time I do stripes I must try out my tape, still haven't got the courage to use it yet LOL

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  6. Hi, just wondering what striping tape you used/where you got it from?:)
    I love the 'now' design best, I can't wait to try it out myself!:)

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  7. So cute! I definitely prefer the thinner stripes in 'Now'. I want this purple!

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  8. I love this. Then and nows are so fun !

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  9. The striping tape makes all the difference, love the crisp lines in the Now version! x

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  10. I love the new version, the old one is still beautiful but the new one is just that little bit more precise and finished off really well x

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  11. Wow, that is quite a different nail length!
    Your now version looks more delicate and detailed though, it's lovely!

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  12. I hate to say it, but I kinda prefer the old design, its just those polka dots - love them! However, I much prefer the closer pink colours and your middle of the flowers (forgotten the name) is much neater. I can't believe how neat your freehand lines are though!

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  13. This is super pretty! I love the dots too, I've never seen that with roses before. And I must say, I hate short nails on me but they look awesome on you!

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  14. I prefer the rose nails on the first (it's the polka-dots!) but your newer version is definitely cleaner.

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  15. I prefer the new design! I had flowers like this on the other day :)

    Kate xo | http://www.beautybabbles.com

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