Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 8: Still Life

Hi everyone!

We’re into the second week of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge and things are getting a little more complicated. This weeks themes are all about ‘art101’ and require a little more thinking than week 1! Today is still life and I LOVE what I came up with, I hope you do too!rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tape-charlie-revlon-allure-la-girl-sand-blast-sands-of-time-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-sideVintage roses! Flowers appear in many still life works – usually in a vase or on display somehow – but I figured vintage roses would work. rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tape-charlie-revlon-allure-la-girl-sand-blast-sands-of-time-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-sideI’ve done rose nails just once before – here – and it was very early in my blog days so the pictures aren’t very good. Those were completely different though, so it’s my first time trying vintage roses! rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tape-charlie-revlon-allure-la-girl-sand-blast-sands-of-time-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-sideI started off with a base of Rimmel London Metal Rush in Pearly Queen. Once it was dry, I applied striping tape to form a pinstripe effect, and painted on Sinful Colors Black on Black. I removed the striping tape and waited for it to dry. I had a tough time deciding on colours for my roses, but once I decided I wanted textured petals, I painted on the rose base using a dotting tool with Charlie Revlon – Allure and the petals with LA Girl Sand Blast – Sands of Time. Lastly, I did the leaves with Essence Walk on the Wild Side. rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tape-charlie-revlon-allure-la-girl-sand-blast-sands-of-time-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-sideVintage roses have been done many times before, but I took inspiration particularly from this post by The Nailasaurus. rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tape-charlie-revlon-allure-la-girl-sand-blast-sands-of-time-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-sideAs much as I liked this look, the roses ended up covering up more of the pinstripe than I intended. Since the pinstripe was most of the work, and looked really cool on its own, I thought I’d show you a few pictures of that as well 🙂rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tapeI actually almost like this more than the final mani! I was expecting a couple of disasters with the striping tape, but it all went well and I love the outcome. rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tapeI love the look of Pearly Queen, but unfortunately I always get some bubbling with it. The other metal rush I have, Purple Reign – which I love even more – bubbles like crazy! It’s sad because they are beautiful colours, but you only really see it badly on my middle finger here.

rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tapeDo you like my pinstripe and my vintage roses?

rimmel-london-metal-rush-pearly-queen-sinful-colors-black-on-black-striping-tapeAnd finally – I know I’ve shown you enough pictures already – but I thought I’d give you a laugh and finish off with a nail fail I had before doing my vintage roses. I thought I’d try to recreate this gorgeous still life mani by Will Paint Nails For Food and, well, it was a disaster! Hers looked so cool but mine was just a flop. Luckily I had time for a new idea!nail-addict-by-tip-top-baby-cheeks-sinful-colors-slate-nyx0mate-sky-blue-la-girl-plum-black-on-blackDay 8 of NAGG is done! Tomorrow’s theme is Inner Geek, be sure to check back to see one of my favourite mani’s I’ve ever done!nagg-igDon’t forget to check the link for other still life manis done for today: