Lit from Within: TRI-holo watercolor
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TRI-holo watercolor


Hello, Fireflies!

Last Tri-polish Tuesday for March, and I'm celebrating with a watercolor holo design.  I started off with Different Dimensions Good Evening Clarice, a sheer mint-green with a subtle holo.  If you like holos, you should check out this Indie.  She makes some of my faves.

Different Dimensions Good Evening Clarice, a sheer mint-green with a subtle holo

I placed random blobs of Nabi Sky Blue over that.  Nabi holos aren't very strong, but I think they are so pretty.  Sky Blue has a gorgeous color to it.

Nabi Sky Blue

Nabi Deep Purple went on over that.  What a gorgeous royal purple.  I've never seen Nabi in stores around me, but there are a couple of sellers on Ebay that sell pick-your-own-color collections, which is how I got mine.

Nabi Deep Purple  - a gorgeous royal purple

I dabbed on a little more of the green, and then added topcoat to blend everything together. 


It's a Monet!  If you stand far enough away, you can see water lilies, or a landscape.  Can you see the Eiffel Tower in the ring finger? no?  Are you squinting?


Bottle Shot:  Different Dimensions Good Evening Clarice, and Nabi Sky Blue and Dark Purple.

Bottle Shot:  Different Dimensions Good Evening Clarice, and Nabi Sky Blue and Dark Purple.

I like to switch up between really defined nail art patterns, and something more random, like this.  What's your favorite type of nail art?


31 comments:

  1. It looks great and its always fun to experiment. Most of my nail art is actually on the spot and not really planned.

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    1. I usually start with a base color I like, and then look at pix of other nail art to find inspiration. Some, like the one I have for tomorrow's post, are made up as I go along! I wish I could do unplanned nail art as good as yours!

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  2. I love how that looks like its one shade fading in and out!!

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    1. thanks! The nice things about using a sheer color like the green is getting that effect.

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  3. I saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Waikiki, LOL! Great simple mani, I think I can do it ;-)

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    1. LOL! I think you were looking at Waikiki out your window, no? Yeah, this is a great, simple mani. If you do it, I hope you'll share the pix on my FB! I'm rooting for you!

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  4. I like the finished result a lot :)

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    1. I bet it would be exquisite done with some of your Chanels! *faint*

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  5. The Nabi holos are gorgeous! Yes, I think I see the Eiffel Tower! lol

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    1. They really are quite pretty, especially for the price. Jade polishes are a little more expensive, but are my fave bang-for-the-buck linears (and Color Club, too!) Scattered holos have a lot of depth to them that I love. I do a great abstract Eiffel Tower, don't I? lol

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  6. Gorgeous as usual. I love those three shades together. Amazing!!

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    1. Why, thank you! I'ma blush. This is like a 'company dinner' you have ready to go - looks great, is easy, but everyone thinks you slaved over it for hours.

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  7. Very cute! I like the colors you picked!

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    1. Thanks! Well, the challenge dictated the colors.. and it's harder than I thought to keep coming up with manis using three particular colors. Last year, they had to use the same three polishes all month! Level difficulty: extreme.

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  8. Different Dimension always knocks it out of the park! So pretty!

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    1. I can not sing her praises enough. Just Keep Swimming and Dueling Unicorns are my latest faves of hers.

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  9. This is pretty cool. I don't own either brand.

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  10. What a lovely watercolor effect

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  11. Very interesting manicure! Love the result!

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  12. I'm a holo junkie. I still need to try these.

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  13. Ethereal reality!!! Sorta spiritual and spacey.

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  14. Pretty! Almost looks like you created your own duochrome

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  15. Oh wow, this mani is just magical :) Well done!

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