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I went Mango for Pineapples.

Pineapples were the fruit of the year – you could leave the house covered from head to toe in them and be very on trend. Not going to lie, even though I dislike eating this particular tropical delicacy I am IN LOVE with the prints and accessories it has inspired. I was pretty gutted when there were no pineapples on the first lot of MoYou tropical plates but then the second release was filled with them – there was much joy. I ended up ordering the large full plate image (Tropical 07) but it’s taken me FOREVER (well… feels like it) to get around to getting a mani done. I can’t believe the nail world has already started turning towards autumn although this does mean it’s almost brown time again which makes me very happy…

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As you might also remember from the haul post I got a selection of OPIs from “The Mystery Collection” – this is Frog In My Throat aka Just Spotted The Lizard and I ADORE it. I can’t believe I didn’t always love duo-chromes; this is stunning, and a very easy application in two coats, flipping between gold and green. There is also a very fine fleck in this duo-chrome similar to that in Not Like The Movies which just adds an extra special something.

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I thought it made a quirky backdrop for this mani. The pineapple is stamped in Konad Special Black Polish using the larger end of the Konad Double Ended Stamper. I always use a plastic scraper on Moyou plates as I find the metal one just doesn’t play nicely with them. With these fine designs cleaning up these plates can be a pain but I wipe them over with cotton wool and remover first then use a cotton but to get into all the tiny details.

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The embellishments on my second accent nail come from some Born Pretty Store nail art wheels I recently bought  – these lil rhinestones are TINY but I actually quite like that as it means I have room for LOTS of them and more elaborate designs. I kept things relatively simple here and tried to colour match the tones in Frog… 

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Pretty basic mani but I hope you like it! What do you think of the pineapple trend? and how do you feel about duo-chromes? I ordered my choice from the OPI Nordic Collection last night, any guesses what I chose? Autumn is coming… 

 

 

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One comment on “I went Mango for Pineapples.

  1. Lisa N.
    August 16, 2014

    What an interesting green here! I like the simple design too.

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