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Monday, September 9, 2013

NOTD and Tutorial: Paramore 'Still Into You' Music Video-Inspired Nails


One of the songs in my current playlist is Still Into You by Paramore. I just recently came across this song and its music video (HAHA. I know! Late much?!). Not really a big Paramore fan, but I do like this song and its light and fun video a lot!

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I was drawn to Hayley Williams' very fun and colorful pastel ensemble in the video and got inspired to create this ombre-ish nail design.


Let me quickly show you how I did this ;)


I used nail art sponges for this.

Read my haul post *here* to know where I got these from.

And I used the following nail polishes.

Seche Base
Sassy Colors Rainbow Glitter
Seche Vite
The Face Shop nail polish in BL602
Elianto nail polish in Thistle and Yellow
Etude House Dear My Blooming Nails in #4
Caronia nail polish in Rosy Glow

1. As always, apply base coat first.


*Optional: Apply thin coats of white polish after applying the base coat to make the colors stand out. I skipped this step because the base coat I used already had a milky white finish.


2. Brush the first color onto the sponge. The thickness of the layer would depend on how long your nail is.



3. Quickly brush the second color onto the sponge, just below the first one. Make sure there's no gap between the two layers.



4. Proceed with the sponging.


Let the first coat set for a few seconds, then repeat Steps 2-4. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to take photos of the sponging part! If you're not familiar with this technique, feel free to visit my other nail sponging tutorials *here.* :)


5. Right after sponging a second coat, apply top coat for a smooth finish. 


I decided to apply glitter polish too to spice things up a bit more :)


6. Repeat Steps 2-4 on the other nails using other color combinations.

7. Clean up around your nails using Q-tips dipped in nail polish remover.


Cleaning up the edges is always the hardest part for me. I HATE doing it but I have to :(


And there you have it. A colorful pastel nail design inspired by Hayley Williams' outfit in the Still Into You music video! :)


If you're not a fan of these colors, of course you can use whatever shades tickle your fancy.


Hope you like it! Have a great start of the week, everyone! Leaving you with the music video that inspired me to create this nail design :)

34 comments:

  1. I knew it! Na ito yung colorful na tinutukoy mo sa FB post mo. Love the colors!! I suuuuper love pastels! <3

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  2. So colorful and pretty, Aya! I would like to do this too pero siguro ibang color naman. ;)




    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  3. Oh wow! You're very creative! I really admire you and your blog is all sorts of wonderful. :)

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  4. grabe wala na elianto no? dati kasi yan binibili ko nung college, prang yan ata first korean company dito.. anyway.. ang ganda ng nail polish.. :) swak sa theme.. :)




    true ba na hindi na part si hayley ng paramore?

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  5. Oo nga eh :( Kung kailan ko nadiscover yung Elianto, tsaka sila nagclose. Tapos nag super sale sila ng items nila. Etong nail polishes na 'to, I think nakuha ko lang 2 for P60 tapos may libre pa.


    Thanks Eyahbelles! Nako, di ko alam yung balitang yun eh. Eto lang ang Paramore song na pinakinggan ko talaga. Di ako masyadong updated. Hihi.

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  6. Thank you so much, Trisha!! :D

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  7. Thanks, Geeeel! Yes, yes, try it din :D


    BTW, you going to Cosmetologie on the 23rd? :)

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  8. Hihihi. Finally, na-post ko rin. Haha. Thank you! I'm glad you do :D I like pastels too, especially pag combination na ng different shades. Cotton candy <3

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  9. Do you still remember when I asked you about this ombre technique kasi na loka ko sa nails mong bonggang bongga ang pagka-ombre?haha thanks for the tips Aya, one of this day ttry ko na rin. :)

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  10. Wow, what an effort, hihi!
    Love the colors and I love how the result went! I wish I can do something like that - instead of having my weekly at the salon, lol!!!


    I am in love w/ pastels they are the best tlga, haha!
    http://www.aishakristine.com

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  11. I love this. As always I am your fan. haha sana magawa ko din :)

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  12. Love love the pastel combinations! :D And when it comes to doing nails, ayoko rin nung cleaning part. :))

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  13. Cute naman po nito Ms. Aya! I love it! Their song as well. ^^


    superairam.blogspot.com

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  14. So simple and colorful! I like this! Hehe. Gusto ko din nung sponges! Reusable ba sila?
    (^_^)

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  15. i love this! your nails look so pretty and sweet parang marshmallow colors <3

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  16. Ang galing mo! That's all I can say. I envy your skill in doing this. And I love the color combination. :)

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  17. I've always wanted to try this nail color but I just can't! It looks so hard. :( Anyways, I soo love hayley's hair like everytime and I so like pastel colors. You really good at painting nails. :)

    xoxo,
    Women On Fire Club

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  18. Love the colors you used! I wanna try this for myself, haha! :)

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  19. I admire ladies who can paint their own nails most especially with this ombre design. I love the combination of colors, very creative.

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  20. Hahahaha! Ombre lang ang alam kong gawin, di ako marunong magdrawing sa nails. Try mo rin, masaya :)

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  21. Hihi it looks hard to do at first but once you get used to it, super dali na lang. Kahit nakapikit. Hahaha!

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  22. Thanks, Sam!! Syempre kaya mo yan :)

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  23. Right? But we must do it. Haha

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  24. Thanks, dear!! Ang fun nung song no? :)

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  25. Thanks!!


    Hmmm, minsan kasi di ko nauubos ung entire surface ng sponge so pwede pa gamitin ung mga clean parts next time. Pero pag nagdry na ung polish dun, di ko na pinapatungan ulit kasi hindi na "blended" yung look na maaachieve :)

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  26. Thanks, Ms. Angel! Marshmallows, exactly! :)

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  27. Thank you! Mahirap lang siya sa umpisa pero pag sanay na, kering keri na :)


    Yes, super inspired ako sa color combo ni Hayley! Ganda eh

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  28. Thank you! Hope you try it, even just once. Hihihi.

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  29. Kering keri mo yan sis! Thank you! :D

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