31 Day Challenge – Day 8: Metallic Nails

Good morning everyone!

It’s time for week 2 of the challenge, and first up is metallic nails. I created a simple starburst design in 2 colours:

metallic1The polishes I used for this are both from the Mirror range from Revolution and are called Bentley (the blue) and Chevrolet (the magenta). These polishes are quick-drying, really opaque, super shiny and gorgeous shades, BUT they do streak quite a bit.

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I was taking these pictures in the evening with no sunlight, so the above one is with no flash and just a lamp while the other 2 are with flash. I think the flash pictures are more colour accurate but at least you can see how the polish behaves in different lighting.

I started off with 2 coats of Bentley and then, once it was dry, I cut tape into thin triangles, stuck it in the starburst shape and did just one coat of Chevrolet before peeling the tape off. The pattern broke up the streakiness a little but you can still see it pretty badly in Bentley.

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Tomorrow’s challenge is rainbow nails and I will be showing the most colours I have ever used in a single manicure! Be sure to come check it out 🙂

31DC2013Don’t forget to take a look at the other metallic nails for today: