31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 20: Delicate Print Nails

Delicate. Nothing is “delicate” about me so I had to really think about what I wanted to do with my nails today. I looked through polish stash, and I zeroed in on China Glaze Who’s Wearing What. As far as I can tell from various internet sources, Who’s Wearing What comes form the 2004 Creme Couture Collection. I can honestly say that this is my absolute favorite greyed dusty purple EVER. I am not kidding. It’s the absolute most perfect dusty purple/grey for my skin tone. In fact, I love it so much that I’m going to have to get a back up or two since I sold recently sold my extra bottle in my blog sale. (Shameless plug: go check out my blog sale–I am adding tons of new stuff every day.)

China Glaze Who's Wearing What Swatch          China Glaze Who's Wearing What Swatch

Didn’t I tell you this was a gorgeous color? For those of you who like to go dusty hunting, this is one to put on your list if you don’t own it yet. Since it’s close to 10 years old, it is not big 3-free in case that is a major concern for you. The formula is nice and definitely needs two coats. It is super important to apply thin coats because it does tend to get a little streaky as you can tell from my pics. Still…I adore it.

And here is my idea of delicate print:

Essie Nothing Else Metals Bundle Monster BM 310          Essie Nothing Else Metals Bundle Monster BM 310

I decided to use Essie Nothing Else Metals again and used a design from Bundle Monster plate BM 310. What an awesome polish for stamping! In fact, all of the Essie Mirror Metallics rock for stamping.

And in the “I eat like a pig” food chronicles, here is my dinner:

Tacos al pastor…I love you. That’s all I have to say about that.

What do you think about my delicate print nails? Did I achieve a delicate look? Don’t forget to check out Nicole’s delicate print nails over at Polish Me, Please!

 

21 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 20: Delicate Print Nails

  1. Nicole
    15 November, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Those are perfect!! I like the colors together… It almost looks like the matte nails w shiny topcoat used to make the design. Great job for delicate day. :) The more I say delicate the more I think delicates like bras and panties.
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    1. 16 November, 2012 at 1:24 am

      hahaha! I was totally thinking about underwear too. I actually also kept picturing an English lady drinking tea with her pinky up. Is that weird?

  2. Shopping shon
    15 November, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I adore these as well! What a great design! Cute! I love el pastor! Lucky girl!

    1. 16 November, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Thank you! :) Those tacos were definitely yumm-o!

  3. Shopping shon
    15 November, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Oops, al pastor! Love it anyhow!

  4. 15 November, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    beautiful stamping! the tacos look yummy!
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    1. 16 November, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Thank you, Melanie! :)

  5. Cayla
    16 November, 2012 at 1:57 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the gray/purple!!!! LOVE. NEED. :) And the color of the stamping could not have been more perfect!!! I’m IN LOVE with this mani. :)

    1. 16 November, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Awww…thank you so much. I am so serious when I say that this China Glaze polish is hands down one of my favorites. It’s just so perfect…ladylike but kind of with an edge. I don’t even know how else to describe it. I am also loving that the older polishes were .65 oz instead of .5 :)

  6. Lesley
    16 November, 2012 at 11:56 am

    “Nothing is “delicate” about me…” hahaha!
    Wowza, that is a great color, and I love your delicate nails! Did you reverse every other nail (ChG base, Essie stamp, Essie base, ChG stamp), or am I buggin’? Either way, I like it!
    I have had a burrito fail for the past two days, so I am extra-jealous of these tacos. I went to one place because it was by a store I needed to go to and it sucked, and then I did the same thing the next day with a different place and ordered the wrong thing. So I’m giving up, hahaha.

    1. 16 November, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Yes, I did reverse the stamp! I think it would have looked really delicate and dainty if I had just used the thinner filigree looking stamp but I liked how it looked with the alternating stamping. It’s actually two different stamping designs so my base color is Who’s Wearing What on all my nails. I think it turned out pretty nice.

      Well, I dunno what to tell you about your food fail. LOL

  7. Jessie
    16 November, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful! This is probably my favorite nail that u’ve done! I love it <3

    1. 16 November, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you, Jess! <3 Miss you.

  8. 17 November, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is the most gorgeous gray dusty purple ive ever seen! I love that stamo over it such a cute stamp
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    1. 17 November, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Why is it that companies always discontinue the best nail polishes???? I am going to try to find some more bottles so I can hoard them and never run out. lol

  9. 18 November, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I’m sorry, I’m too distracted by that delicious looking food porn to look at your nails. I’m sure they’re pretty though :P
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    1. 19 November, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      lol…yeah, the food porn is hogging all the attention lately.

  10. 19 November, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Didn’t I reply on this post?! I guess not! They look like the prettiest quilted toilet paper ever!! JK!! Well, I’m actually a little serious but I mean it in a good way. It kind of looks like the matte/shiny designs… I swear I already told you that. Must have been on Twitter! (I just wrote Twotter at first!! WHOOPS!!)
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    1. 19 November, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      I like how these look quilted!! I did the same stamping with another polish…I think it was a dark purple with a coat of Fantasy Fire and they looked AH-MAZING. We have so many social network stuff going on that it’s hard to keep track of what/where we have said stuff. lol

  11. 24 November, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    this is so pretty and delicate. I always have the worst time deciding what to do for a delicate look.
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    1. 24 November, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Me too. All I can think of is light colors like this.

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