Sunday, March 17, 2013

Guest Post: XOXO Alexis Leigh

Today is my last day in Paris, and I've got a very special guest post for you all!  You know that I just couldn't have a whole bunch of guest posts without one from this amazing girl.  She's become a really good blogging-friend of mine and is super talented; please welcome Alexis from XOXO Alexis Leigh!  :)
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Hi guys! My name is Alexis from XOXO Alexis Leigh and I'm super excited to be here on Emma's amazing blog once again! Last time I was here I did some pink ballerina inspired nail art since Emma is an extremely talented ballerina. This year I knew before doing my guest post that Emma would be going to Eurpoand an image of thEiffel Tower instantly popped into my head. Although the design went in a little bit of a different direction then I had originally planned I still really like it and I hope you guys will too!


I started out with a base of Pomegranate Lacquer - Dreamscape (3 coats) then I decided to sponge some silver on my tips with LVX - Luxe followed by another coat of Dreamscape and then some VERY light sponging with Luxe once again and finally... a coat of MASH Matte top coat. Was all of this necessary? Probably not! Did it look pretty in the end? I think so! For the ring finger I grabbed my trusty long striper and black polish and created an outline of the Eiffel Tower. I filled the tower in with white acrylic paint and then went back in with my striper and black polish to create the criss cross pattern. I finished it all with a coat of the matte top coat.


I'm not sure if it's easy to tell but the thumb is supposed to be a ballerinpracticing in front of a barre looking in the mirror. For the base I used Essie - No Place Like Chrome. I mixed LVX - Ecru and Lime Crime - Milky Ways for her skin and used LVX - Koko for her hair (the lighter parts are Koko and Milky Ways). I sealed it with a fast dry top coat and then the Mash matte top coat like the rest. I really liked this nail and thought all in all it was a really pretty combination.


For the last 4 nails I debated placing black rhinestones on each nail but instead thought the hearts would look better. I really really love how these turned out and the color combination combined with the matte finish looked really pretty to me.


That's all! How do you guys like these nails, have you ever been to Paris (if so, I'm very jealous!!!)? Thank you so much Emma for letting me take over for today, I hope you have and absolutely incredible trip!!!!! <3
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Isn't this just the most amazing nail art ever?!?!?  I'm tempted to re-do these myself, I love them so much!  Every time I see one of Alexis' nail art looks I think she could never get better, but she proves me wrong every single time and keeps out-doing herself!  You all need to head over to Alexis' blog right now and follow her.  Go.  Now.

Thank you so much for the wonderful post Alexis!! :) <3 

18 comments:

  1. Soo pretty Alexis!!! You're so creative!

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  2. Awww, love how much meaning is in this mani <3

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  3. So sweet, Alexis. Really neat job!

    Lisa

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  4. I looooove these. Fabulous job Alexis! :D

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