01 September 2012

Challenge Day #7: BLACK & WHITE nails

Wow, what a delay. So sorry! I ended up making an extra little detour trip, then getting stuck in Amsterdam an extra day due to this mess and I only just made it home super late last night. Still a bit jet-lagged. It's around 10pm here, but it feels like 5am O_O

Oh well, you didn't come here to listen to me go on about that, did you? TIME FOR BLACK AND WHITE NAILS. I actually love black & white together, I always decorate with that combination, wear it, etc. It's so clean and simple-yet-elegant, and is easily flavoured with just a bit of another colour, like a vase of red roses or a bright yellow hairband. For challenge day #7, though, I went with a monochrome look: black and white with some grey.

Posing with my Vera Wang giant-handbag-I-use-as-a-laptop-bag-because-I-hate-giant-handbags? Why yes.

Oddly enough, this design was inspired by my shower curtain. True story. The shower curtain looks like this:

Shiny. Yes, I do have to say that at least once per post. It seems to be my thing now.

I used four colours to make the background: China Glaze's Liquid Leather is the black, OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls is the white, Soulstice Spa's Manchester is the light grey, and Essence's Movie Star is the darker grey. I used tape to get the lines crisp. This took a while since you have to let the layers dry very thoroughly before adding the next one, but it got done in the end. I then used a toothpick dipped in the black and white polishes to create the dots. They don't look quite as nicely circular as the inspiration, but... my nails are much smaller than a shower curtain. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it :P Finished up with a topcoat of Seche Vite, and voilá:

I call this one "Close-Up With a Keyboard".

I quite liked wearing this look :) but as I said, I'm a sucker for black and white.

That's it for today. Next post will be metallic nails... and I promise it won't take me a week to get it up here! xoxo


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