Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pinspiration: San Francisco Pastels-Two Looks



Two looks inspired by San Francisco

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!  Today I have my very first "Pinspiration" post.  I like to browse pinterest in my free time and I saw this picture that was taken in San Francisco.  I love the brightness and the interesting mix of colors.  So I decided to turn it into two different manicures.

colors of San Francisco

You can see my original pin here.

First up is my geometric-ish design.  I started with two coats of Maybelline Color Show Coral Crush.  I took my painter's tape and created a horizontal stripe with Julep Clara, a soft peachy color.  I then did a vertical stripe with China Glaze Sunday Funday and finished off with the top horizontal stripe in Essie Naughty Nautical.




For my second look, I started with a base of Essie Mint Candy Apple.  I then used tape to create some simple stripes with Maybelline Coral Crush and Essie Haute As Hello.




I actually quite liked both designs and wore the second one for my doctor's appointment and trip to Chicago last week.  Which design do you prefer?  I had fun with this idea of a pinspiration mani and already have a few ideas for the next one!

18 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the house! I've never been to San Fran but everytime I see those houses it makes me think of Full House! I like both manis and the polishes you used for the two!

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    1. I loved Full House haha! Thanks so much :)

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  2. Oooh, I like this! Funky stripes and awesome colors!

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  3. Aw, this is gorgeous, and the inspiration is just perfect!

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  4. OOOh I LOVEEEE the first look so much! So unique too!

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  5. These are BOTH absolutely stunning! The colors are perfection together!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Heather :) I think the colors are so pretty together!

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  6. Well, speaking as a local, I can say you've done SF proud. :)

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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    1. You lucky dog! <- see what I did there haha. That's such a cool place to live, I've visited once and loved it :)

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  7. I love both of these! They are absolutely fabulous! :D

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  8. I love both of the designs! Although I think I prefer the second one's color combination - it's so art deco and fun :)

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  9. Wow, love the color combo!! So summery and bright.

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  10. The stripes are amazing! Did you freehand them?

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  11. Both manis are just fantastic! I love your inspiration and the colors you chose are just perfect. :)

    ~ Yun

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