Posts tagged: gold

Timey wimey

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Pahlish So Not Married! is a gorgeous blackened duochrome shimmer that shifts from dark pink to gold and is filled with gold flakies. I love the look of this polish! It is so unique and the light really catches it beautifully. Shown above is two coats. It dried to a slightly matte finish, which I really liked.

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Nailvengers assemble spray marble nail art

For my new technique, I’ve chosen a spray marble. The idea is to blob polish onto the surface of water (as with a water marble) but instead of drawing patterns in it, you spray it with hair spray. It was a bit of a risk because me and marbling do NOT get on. Not a bit. I thought this would be easier than a full water marble, and it was, but barely! Every time I sprayed the polish with hair spray it just flew off to the side or shrivelled. In the end I tried warm (almost hot) water, and it worked better. It’s still not exactly as I pictured, but I like the effect it created. 

Inspired

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Alright, so my lines totally suck. I admit it! I have never really used a striper brush for nail art, and I had basically no control over it while I painted this manicure. But I think it’s a good first attempt, and now I can look back and laugh at this post once I finally master the waterfall nail art! I used a base of Essie Sand Tropez and striped with the following colors, from darkest to lightest: ORLY Bus Stop Crimson, China Glaze Long Kiss, OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI, OPI Schnapps Out Of It!, and Nubar Gold Frost nail art pen.

Gumball

Wing Dust Waking Dream Swatch 2

Wing Dust Waking Dream is a dark purple jelly with pink, red and silver glitter, including hexes, circles, stars, and tiny hair glitter. It also has a very subtle shimmer, but it’s not very noticeable on the nails. I do love how dark and dreamy this one is – a classic Wing Dust! Application was good, but I recommend two coats of top coat (or Gelous) to smooth out the glitter. This was 3 coats.

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Love Actually

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I personally experienced VNL with both these polishes.  Now this could be because the whites of my nails are quite white, or it could be because the bottle is new, and will thicken up and therefore become more opaque in time …. Anyway – that’s why for the first polish, you’ve got it with and without top coat and with and without undies.  Ready?

Smitten Polish You Saucy Minx – on a base of Barry M Indigo, with top coat

For the Emperor

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piCture polish Imperial is a vibrant neon people base packed with heavy blue shimmery flakes and small coppery gold hexagonal glitters. Pictures can’t do this one justice because it’s even more vibrant and beautiful in person. Definitely a must-own in my opinion.

The formula was pretty great; it was nice and creamy and two coats provided perfect coverage. It does dry down semi-matte due to the neon pigment, so be sure to add top coat if you want a shiny finish.

L’Hiver

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To get this look: I started with a base of L’Hiver from Renaissance Custom Lacquer, and then painted the black lines with black polish. I filled in the shapes with white polish to provide a good base for the colours I would add on top. The ornaments I filled in with Renaissance Custom Lacquer Mount Pleasant, Spadina, St. Clair and Runnymede. The tiny stars were painted with Essie Good as Gold. I dabbed on a bit of Renaissance Custom Lacquer Evenstar to give it some glitz.

Gold

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This is piCture pOlish Vampire with Julep Gianna applied on the tips. This manicure was SO simple, but amazingly well received! I had people commenting on it left and right. Someone even told me she was getting married on Christmas Day and wanted to recreate this look for her wedding, which is just about the best compliment ever, I think.

This is two coats of Vampire and I just dabbed/placed the gold with the brush from the bottle. A generous coat of topcoat helped smooth out everything.

Mango

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Super Black Lacquers 3rd Degree is a rich, blood-orange with a golden shimmer and an almost metallic finish. Application was amazing with this polish. Does that ever happen to you? Where you use a polish and you think “Wow. This is dreamy.” LOL. Well that happened with this one.

Yellow gold

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I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia, 2 coats  An incredibly unique Ultra Chrome effect that gives this polish a festive green, gold, and red color shift. My swatches really do not do this justice, in fact I’m not extremely excited about these swatches because the polish is really just so much more amazing in person.

Day of the Doctor

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For the base colour I chose a polish that fits the theme perfectly… Cult Nails Time Traveler – a polish named after the Doctor’s big blue box

On my ring and pinky fingers, I stuck some 1 mm flat backed pearls and painted them copper to look a bit like Daleks!

My index finger is painted with Essie As Gold as it Gets and stamped with W7 Black and a design from MoYou London Plate Pro Collection 10. This is meant to look a bit like The Master’s fob since this is a piece of imagery that really stood out to me back in the days when I used to watch the show. Wasn’t The Master a brilliant character?!

The galaxy nails were created using a couple of polishes including the holographic polishes A-England Rose Bower and Princess Sabra.