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:
No, I don’t have plans to go to a masquerade ball. But if I did- these would be the nails to wear! I did a halfmoon design using this lovely maroon polish called Masquerade Ball by Confetti. I love this polish because it sorta reminds me of German-icure by OPI (which I don’t own so I’m happy to have this quasi-dupe!) I left my nail bare under the halfmoon to get this cute ‘peekaboo’ look. Peekaboo- here’s a little bit of skin! In a way, it kinda reminds me of masquerades… where you only get a tiny peek of what the person looks like under their mask 🙂
To give the mani some more party-appeal I added some Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me glitter topcoat. I haven’t tried this gold over a dark color before. I think it looks lush! Then I added a few gold studs to top it off. For my accent finger I dug some of my gold glitter out of the sephora bottle and stuck them on with a dotting tool (using my DIY glequin technique). I really like the accent nail with it’s extra flash of skin !
Check back to my blog later today! Brijit and Eeeek and I will be posting all the details of our July nail art challenge! We have pics of the prizes and you’ll find out the fun themes for all 31 days! In case you are wondering about the prizes— prize winners will be selected at random. We are not judgey! But the more days you participate in July, the better your chance of winning the rafflecopter. I really hope we are able to gather some bloggers from other platforms too. The more, the merrier! The three of us are so excited and we hope you join our challenge. We have been working on this for months and the anticipation is killing us!! I’m so ready for it to be July. I can’t wait for the nail art extravaganza to begin! Stay tuned for all the deets!!