31DC2016 Day 2: Orange with Freehand Gold

Painted Fingertips | Orange with freehand gold for the #31DC2016

Hi everyone!

It’s day 2 of the 31 Day challenge and as I mentioned yesterday, I don’t love today’s nail art. I remember having a tube of gold acrylic paint among my other paints as a teenager, and noticed that it had a different texture than the others. That was confirmed when I recently bought some gold acrylic paint for nail art. It may be partly because I bought cheap craft paint instead of artist’s paint, but it definitely has a runnier texture compared to my other acrylics and I had a hard time getting a fine line like I’m used to – especially if I added more paint, wanting to darken a line – it’d just spread out! Oh, well. It’s still an orange freehand nail art! Painted Fingertips | Orange with freehand gold for the #31DC2016

I may not love the final look, but I am definitely a fan of the base polish! It’s le flame by le polish. On top of the lovely crelly base, I freehanded the pattern with gold acrylic paint. Painted Fingertips | Orange with freehand gold for the #31DC2016

It’s not too bad, but I’d’ve been happier if it had come out the way I imagined it! Oh well, luckily the gorgeous le polish is there to save the day. Painted Fingertips | Orange with freehand gold for the #31DC2016

In previous years, I’ve done orange with orange slice stamping, and some pretty cool Aerosmith nails.

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Tomorrow’s theme is yellow, but after that we’ll be back to the colours I’m more comfortable in! Take a look at some more orange nails at the links below:

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  • Annette H

    You’re so picky, I think it’s awesome.

    What’s your born pretty discount code? I’m going to order some things on Monday.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!
      It’s KGG10. It’s in the sidebar if you ever forget and need to check it 🙂
      Let me know if you get some good stuff!

      • Annette H

        Thanks hon x

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    Hush, its magical.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thank you!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thank you!

  • https://www.cdbnails.com Cheyenne

    I think it still pretty! But I hear ya on hating when paint doesn’t work the way you want!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, the pretty base polish saved it 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah, the pretty base polish saved it 🙂

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These look great, you’re crazy haha! I do hear you on the whole gold acrylic paint acting weird thing though. I have a set up metallics from the same brand as all of my other paints and they’re super sheer /:

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thank you! Yeah, that was the problem, and when I tried to add more to make it more opaque, it spread out too much.

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    I think they look pretty good and I have to agree that base color is phenomenal!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    It’s frustrating when things don’t work like you want, but these are still pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    It’s frustrating when things don’t work like you want, but these are still pretty!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    They look like some sort of abstract sun to me, I love this look!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    They look like some sort of abstract sun to me, I love this look!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    I love challenges, makes you step out of your comfort zone and try something new. very cute mani!

  • Naked Without Polish

    I actually really like this manicure. There was this wall art near a place I would visit as a kid that this reminds me of. You made me very happy!