I’ve been participating in Chalkboard Nails’ 31 Day Challenge (31DC2013)… but so far I’ve only done every other day. Normally I like to do a challenge full force and I try to do every single theme… but I’m also running Nail Art Ideas Linkup (NAIL) with Brijit’s Digits and Eeeek! Nail Polish! and tomorrow our SPORTS theme opens up. So I hope you’ll all forgive me for only doing half of the 31 day challenge days. 😉 I don’t wanna over-do it and lose my spark!
Day 8 of the 31DC2013 is METALLIC and I’m wearing a Sally Hansen Lustre Shine polish called Gilt. I guess it’s considered a metallic duochrome, but I don’t see too many flashes of color. Sometimes it leans a little green or a little rose-gold, but mostly it’s just a bronzey gold shade. I’m glad I got it on clearance for $2.00 because it dries so slow. Even with seche vite it was still tacky and vulnerable to dings. After my Lustre Shine was as dry as it would get, I started some nail art by painting a skinny black strip down each nail. Then I built up the black at the top and bottom of my nails to form a curved shape. It’s almost like a french mani on the bottom, a halfmoon on the top, with a line connecting them. I dunno- it’s fun and futuristic looking! I like to call it a ‘split mani’ and I sorta discovered it when I was working on my Missoni-inspired nails. This is a design that’s relatively easy to do on both hands too Yippee! I hope you like my quick n easy metallic split mani! It sorta reminds me of an hourglass. Maybe I could try one of those sometime. 🙂
View some of the other metallic manis by clicking this Inlinkz for #31DC2013: