Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kiwi!: Color Club The Lime Starts Here

Hello ladies,

I have been enjoying all the fresh fruits that have been available in abundance at the market. I decided to create a kiwi manicure in homage to my favorite juicy snack of the moment.

Beginning with a base of Color Club The Lime Starts Here, I then formed white ovals with the polish in an Art Club striper bottle. I used a size 00 sable brush from the art supply store for the embellishments. From the side of the oval to the edge of the nail I painted 12 stripes with Glitter Envy. Then I dabbed topcoat line by line and placed black beads to form the seeds. These beads were from the Art Club Bewitching Gem Wheel, released for Halloween 2010. Each nail has 30 beads total. I applied these individually by hand utilizing a crystal pick up tool.

I tried the Art Club topcoat that came with the glitter striper set. I found two coats sealed the beads to my nails perfectly. I haven't lost a single bead of the 300 I am wearing in the course of the day! I will definitely be using this topcoat regularly for nail art.

I applied two coats of The Lime Starts Here over a whitening base coat. I wore this shade without nail art for a day and then added two more coats of color to refresh the manicure. To my olfactory senses, the fragrance of this polish does not resemble limes. It has a fresh clean scent that reminds me of the ocean and sliced cucumbers.

I hope you enjoyed the bejeweled neon kiwi and that it inspires you to add some fruit to your shopping basket.

The products featured in this post were sent to me for review. Color Club The Lime Starts Here is from the Wicked Sweet Collection. Glitter Envy is part of the Starry Temptress Collection.

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Happy painting, ladies!



My seldom seen right hand. For the curious, I always decorate all ten nails.



















20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love this. What a fun and creative summer-inspired idea! :)

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  2. wow those look good enough to eat!! love them!

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  3. This looks so good! It's so cute and adorable! <3

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  4. Love it! Now I'm craving kiwi. Hehe.

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  5. Oh my GOSH those are indeed perfect! Super cute. I would never have come up with this, myself. And there's your owl ring I love so much! :)

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  6. I am in love with this manicure. Kiwis are one of my favourite fruits

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  7. wow very original idea (forgive my bed english)
    i geuss its take a lot of time to make all nails the same.

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  8. Beautiful manicure! I am in love with your owl ring! I have a big obsession with owls!

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  9. Beautiful! Must have been time consuming to apply all the beads to all ten nails. What a great result, however :)

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  10. What an adorable manicure! Kiwi's look so nice :)

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  11. OMG! I'm totally in love with this manicure!!!! It's so funny and cute :D and juicy, of course ;)

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  12. Another nibble worthy manicure. Love this. Looks like the inside of the kiwi. I haven't had any in a long time. Have a Happy Easter.

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  13. I love it!I really want to have a kiwi and apple salad right now :p
    Really summery and happy mani!

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  14. your fingers look so nommy. :) I love it!! :D Now I want some Kiwi...

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  15. This is really cool.....simple and really mouth watering like the kiwi.....And bright too....How I wish I am as artistic as you.

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  16. Kiwi is one of my favorite fruits. And they are really pretty. The nail art you have done reflects that beauty we see in nature.

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  17. Hmm...I can't really say that lime greens are so flattering as nail polish shades.

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