Monday, October 18, 2010

For Audrey - Preppy Plaid and Flowers

  Today I want to share with you some nails that I think may be up there among my favorites ever - beautiful base color, fun patterns, and a preppy fall look!

Outdoors, shade, no flash
  For these nails, I started out with two coats of China Glaze For Audrey.  I had used this polish as a stamper before but not on the whole nail, and let me just say - WOW!  This is such a gorgeous color, no wonder it has gotten so much attention!  It was silky smooth application, dried well and looked amazing.  It is a tiffany blue color, or a slightly green leaning light blue.  I have a couple of pictures below showing how different this polish may look in different lighting.

Outdoors, full sun
  I used Essie Little Brown Dress to stamp the brown plaid using Konad plate m60.  Mostly this worked out well, although you can see that the pinkie finger stamping was just a tad crooked.  Then I added the flowers using Konad Special White polish and plate m35.  I topped it all off with Seche and wore it all weekend!

  Above you can see For Audrey by itself, looking very blue in low natural light and very green in artificial indoor light.  However, I would say the color you see on the two final design pictures are most representative.

  I loved this mani, thought it was a perfect fall look.  Hope you like it!  I will have some fun Halloween nails coming up soon, like the design I am wearing now... look for it within the next couple of days!

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  1. Kiddo, I reviewed For Audrey and I didn't care for it at all. But now, you have shown me something new and totally cute to use it for.
    I love that pattern! :)

  2. this looks awesome! Ive always wanted this color but some people dont love it!

  3. Kimberly - I can see how that slightly greenish-blue may not appeal to some, but I found it really fun. So glad you like the design! :D

    Toesthatwtinkle - Thanks! It is a pretty color, although I think it is one of those "love it or hate it" colors. Personally I am a big fan! :)

  4. I love the final outcome! Very pretty and elegant :).

  5. That's really cute!! I love the combination of light blue and brwon together. Great manicure!

  6. I can't believe the difference in colour depending on the light! It's such a cool look and a pretty colour.

  7. I love that colour-combination, blue&brown! :)

  8. what a pretty mani! I like it! It's so chic :)

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  10. For Audrey is a gorgeous polish! I like the blue-brown combination, kinda unusual..

  11. Thank you all for the comments, I am so glad you like this mani, as it was one of my favorites! I love the brown and blue combo as well; it is actually how we decorated our living room last year! :)