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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Aura of Manila in Angora

COMMENTS: Yes, I know that title's a little lame. That aside, I absolutely had to put these colors together to see just how different they are. I expected the difference to be more subtle, but wow! My dotting tools continue to be the one nail art item that keeps on giving! I love how this looks like honeycomb from afar - do you see it too?

Base: Barielle Shades - Aura Angora
Dots: American Apparel - Manila



21 comments:

  1. ♥ this and glad you did this comparison because I thought they were the same color from your original post. Is Manila closer to OPI's The It Color, you think?

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  2. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I love those colors together...Check out my blog at www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  3. The dots are placed in the right spots. Lol! Yes it does look like honey combs. I love your mani it's gorgeous :)

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  4. such a cool mani! I always mess up dots!

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  5. Thanks for the comments!

    @AllThingsNails: Based on swatches on the web, I would say Manili is similar to OPI's The It Color. However I can't say for sure since I don't own it...

    @Lois: Practicing on a piece of paper might help. Also, once the polish starts to look thick you need to wipe off the dotting tool and freshen the polish you are using because it dries out quickly. Using Acrylic paint for dots is easier too because it doesn't dry out as quickly.

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  6. Fun! I think it looks like a honeycomb~

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  7. This is so neat. I may have to try this out. Thanks for this post!

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  8. They really are different. It happens to me too sometimes that I think polishes are really simmilar, but I'm wrong.

    You made really beautiful dots. They are soo symetrical. I first thought it was konad design, but. Really impressive.

    And it reminds me on honeycom too =).

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  9. Oh, this is so freaking cute and the dots are so perfect.
    I definitely get honeycomb, and I also get like...50's dresses.
    Which is a compliment because I think the 50's had the best clothes.

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  10. You did this so well! I love the dots!

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  11. I totally saw a thumbnail of this mani and thought corn on the cob! Omg I LURV these colors together sosooomuch. and your nails are so nice and long they really ROCK the polka dots! <3 <3 <3 can't tell yah how much! Style in Argyle is ON THE LIST yo.

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  12. Thanks again for all the great comments ladies - you should definitely try a polka dot mani at least once!

    @ChaosButterfly: Thanks for the compliment - I too love the look of those dresses.

    @JQ: I didn't even think of corn on the cob - yum!

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  13. you are super skilled with a dotting too! I thought this was a stamp. my goodness you are good at dotting.

    did you redip your dotting tool each time for each dot? or did you dip once and do 2 dots then dip again? please share your method. im stunned

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  14. @shortwidenails: I do find that I have to dip for almost every dot - I usually do between 1 and 3 dots per dip. Then, when I dip the next time, if any of the previous dots is too small, I redo it and then continue down the line.
    I also wipe the excess polish off my dotting tool whenever it starts to thicken up. Hmmm... looks like I may have to think about doing a tutorial?

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  15. LOVE THIS!!! I'm going to try nailart on aura angora too,maybe then I can make the color work better for me. Very neatly dotted, if you did both hands you probably put on like....300 dots on your long nails!!!!

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  16. this one is funny, make me thinking to honey, why ? I don't know but is prettier !!

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  17. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel

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