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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 8 - Metallic Nails (Industrial Nails!)

Hello ladies! The theme for today is Metallic Nails.



I struggled back and forth on what constituted a "metallic" nail polish. All I have in my stash are foils...but alas, are foils and metallics the same thing? Is a foil a sub-category of metallic? I don't know either! So I figured this day was up for personal preference/interpretation.

Upon rummaging through mother's stash, I found some of the old Sally Hansen Chrome polishes. The silver one was the epitome of a "metallic nail polish" in my opinion, so that's what I settled on! The color is called Black Pearl Chrome and it looks lovely on me if I do say so myself! But I decided that this challenge was to improve my art skills, so naturally I had to add to it.  Upon searching images under "metallic" on ShutterStock, I found lots of pictures of various metals and industrial themes.

I decided on a sort of corrugated metal type pattern (I don't know what to call it?)




This was my inspiration:



I used plate BM-209 for the fence-like pattern, Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Lightening and a black striper for the .... striped part. That was redundant. Haha

There's my metallic nails for ya! What do you all think of these?

12 comments:

  1. i love you mani and i do love your base :) what a pretty mettallic :)

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  2. These are so freakin awesome!! Am totally loving this!

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  3. Ooh girl this is awesome. I love it! Great job!

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  4. Ah, this is so clever! Wonder job! I might have to give this a try one day :)

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  5. I've never seen a mani like this, so props to you for being so original!

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  6. OH my! Look at these... So perfectly awesome. Love the edgy look!

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  7. Thank you ladies! Glad you like them! :)

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  8. AMAZING nails! And yes, I'd consider these metallic :-)

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