Friday, June 14, 2013

Post Swap with Lit From Within!

Today I've swapped posts with the lovely Nidia from Lit From Within! She has the cutest nail art tutorial for you guys! I'm definitely going to try it out myself one of these days!

Hello!  I'm Nidia, and I run a little blog called Lit From Within.  Thanks, Samantha, for doing this blog swap with me!  I'd like to show you one of my fave things to do - nail art, especially flowers.  Because, no matter how jacked up my flowers are, no one can tell me that something like it doesn't exist in nature.  Somewhere. I have nary a creative bone in my body, so I am always looking at blogs and Pinterest, etc for inspiration.  Usually, I do my version of something I've seen - switching up the colors, or the pattern - but this time, I so loved the look on Maria's Nail Art and Polish Blog that I tried to do a closer likeness. Above The Curve Caty Perrywinkle.  I am a big fan of ATC.  So, it pains me to say that this polish is not all I wanted it to be.  Great color, but where's the holo?  It's so subtle.  Too subtle, really. 

I used Girly Bits Twitterpated to add a dash of holo - not all over the nail, but just to highlight the nail art that was coming.  Twitterpated is a beautiful, sheer, purple-blue-pink holo.  It didn't obscure the periwinkle at all, just put a gorgeous spin on it. 

A black nail art striper for the branches and leaves. 

And then a white nail art striper with accents of black for the flowers. 

I loved it so much, I did both hands, which is pretty unusual for me.  This pattern is even cute on the tiniest of my nubbins! 

If you'd like to keep up with my blog, please check me out on Facebook or Twitter.  I would love to see if you also try this look!  Maria's Nail Art also does micro paintings on non-traditional materials.  If you'd like more information about her shop, she's on FacebookAbove the Curve can also be found on Facebook and their BigCartel webstore.  And, please, make sure you stop by my blog to check out Samantha's post.  She did some wicked cool tie-dye nails you shouldn't miss!  

Thanks again Nidia! Your post was awesome!
Giveaway News:
  Remember that I'm having a giveaway as soon as I reach 500 GFC Followers and 500 Facebook Likes! I'll announce the prizes as soon as I reach that goal!
Some unsuspected things happened, therefore I still do not know the winner of the Spring Fling Giveaway (as I am not the person verifying entries). Have no fear! I should know by the end of the week and I will announce it on Facebook and here, on the blog, after I email the winner.

 Have a great weekend! I'll see you all Monday! I'll have a very cute nail art post!


  1. Pretty holo color! I love the flowers you did on top too :)

    1. Thanks, Lisa! (and thanks for coming over here to comment on my post!)

  2. Aww, Nidia, thanks for letting me know about this and all the nice words and links.
    I really like your version and am so happy to have inspired you!