Lit from Within: Peace Out!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Peace Out!


 Hello, Fireflies!

I'm going to show my ignorance here... I didn't know there was a Peace Day.  Turns out, there's a World Peace Day, and an International Day of Peace.  I'm all about letting my inner hippie out, though, and peace-ing out today.

I've been wanting to try Drew Barrymore's Flower brand for a while, and this lovely came in my Allure Beauty Box! This is Good Bud-dy, a groovy teal blue.

Drew Barrymore's Flower brand in Good Bud-dy, a lovely teal blue

 I wanted a colorful, but distressed look for my background, so I went with the grunge technique, popularized by Chalkboard Nails.  I used Cult Nails New Day (yellow) and Evolution (peach) and Finger Paints Get Real-ism (purple) for the soft, floaty...peaceful.. background.

Cult Nails New Day (yellow) and Evolution (peach) and Finger Paints Get Real-ism (purple) for the soft, floaty...peaceful.. background

Doves are the symbol for peace, right? And I happened to get this image on my new set of stamps from Winstonia.  I stamped this with Milani White On The Spot and Winstonia W205.

I stamped this with Milani White On The Spot and Winstonia W205

I also hand-drew a peace sign.  OMG, circles are HARD, y'all.

Glitter, on the other hand, is easy.  China Glaze Fairy Dust gives my doves an ethereal glow...

China Glaze Fairy Dust gives my doves an ethereal glow

Does this say "Peace Day" to you?  Or does it just say, "Peace sign, bird, stripey colors, bird, bird, glitter?"


I really like that grunge technique.  So easy - just use an almost dry brush to paint bits of color.


Bottle shot:  Flower Good Bud-dy,  Cult Nails New Day and Evolution, Finger Paints Get Real-ism. Milani White On The Spot, and China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Bottle shot:  Flower Good Bud-dy,  Cult Nails New Day and Evolution, Finger Paints Get Real-ism. Milani White On The Spot, and China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Did you know about Peace Day?  I think I'll celebrate with a cocktail and a hammock, which sounds peaceful to me.  What about you?


29 comments:

  1. What a nice grunge distressed look. I like how soft it looks too. The doves are a nice touch.

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  2. I like this a lot actually! Feel free to check out my blog on my nail project too if you could. http://mathurini.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-nail-project/

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  3. I absolutely love this! So calming and peaceful! And yes, circles are friggin' hard to do! LOL

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  4. How absolutely adorable! Perfect for Peace Day. Now I've gotta look up how to do the distressed look!

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    1. The link to Chalkboard Nails tutorial is in the post itself, if that helps!

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  5. I love this one! I really like the design you did with all the nail polish colors!

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  6. Great design. I love the doves.

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  7. Far out! *flashing you a peace sign* :D

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  8. Aww. I love the nails! Groovy Design man!

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  9. I'm obsessed with the color combo you picked for the distressed mani look!!!

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  10. Absolutely adorable - love this!

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  11. I need to try this technique! I love it on you

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  12. Very pretty mani! I love it!

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  13. So pretty! Love the base colors especially!

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  14. I really like this mani a lot! :) The shades blended together is gorgeous!

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  15. Love this! I haven't tried Flower yet because my walmart sucks and doesn't carry any of their own exclusive brands (even hardcandy!)

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    1. Now that you're an Allure Beauty Blogger winner, you should use that pull to get your Walmart to carry the good stuff!

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  16. OK can I please have you come to teach me how to do all this amazing nail art??? This is so amazing, the colors and swirl. WOW.

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    1. Aw, you're too sweet! I'll trade you for makeup artist help - like brow shape and contouring! lol

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  17. Cute mani! And that reminds me I have a blush from her that I need to try!

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  18. Love this mani! It's not often that I see Doves on someone's nails.

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  19. I'm loving how they are all different

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  20. I have that Flower polish & love it!

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  21. love the color and the doves :)

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