03 September 2012

Challenge Day #8: METALLIC nails

"hush little baby, don't say a word
and never mind that noise you heard
it's just the beasts under your bed
in your closet, and in your head..."
-metallica, enter sandman, 1991

Metallic nails today! I had every intention of doing something related to Metallica, as I love metal music and they at least used to be freaking amazing. But then I was randomly poking about the internet and ended up staring at Godiva chocolate boxes, and was embraced by the warm brown, gold, and bronze colours. And thus, this manicure was born:

Outdoors in sunlight. Mmmm... want to nibble.

Isn't it elegant? <3 I started with two coats of CQ 455 Chocolate Plum (how apropos!), which is, as the name suggests, a warm chocolatey brown that leans ever-so-slightly into plummy purple, especially in the shimmer. I don't know much about this brand as a whole--I'm not even sure how I acquired this bottle--but I will say the formula is great and the colour is rich and lovely.

I then stamped with Revlon 932 Copper Penny and the interlocking hearts pattern from Red Angel plate RA-114. I've been wanting to use that design ever since I bought the set, and it seemed perfect for this. The Revlon metallics, by the way, are hands-down my favourites of all the metallic-finish polishes I own. They cover well in one coat, they stamp beautifully, and are extremely shiny and glowy. (Any stamping flaws you see are user error, definitely not a problem with the polish nor the plates.)

Indoors with flash. Not as great for colour-accuracy, but it shows how bright and shiny they are!

I decided, as usual, that I wanted to kick it up a notch. And then I remembered these gorgeous bronze stones that Marta of ChitChatNails used and that I had to buy from Cult Nails as soon as I saw them. They were perfect for just a wee accent along the cuticle of my ring finger. Atop that a generous coat of Seche Vite was blanketed, and thus my chocolate-box nails were complete.

Obligatory artsy photo... I sorta love this shot.

That's all for now! I would love to say "I'm off to enjoy this long Labour Day weekend!" but in truth, I'm doing laundry and unpacking and getting settled in after having been gone. (The weather is scheisse anyway.) Off to do something productive, and try not to nibble my yummy nails :D xoxo

1 comment:

  1. quit lovely! I wish I had paitents to my nails. That and nails to work on. mine crack break tear at a thought. I love yours anyway!


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