Monday, September 8, 2014

31 Day Challenge: Metallic

Hello lovelies!

Hopefully everyone had a lovely weekend! Mine was kind of lame since I'm having more car troubles....my car is so loud, like to the point where it's embarrassing drive but I have to go to class soooo....yeah, can't wait to hang out at the mechanics this week!

Anyways, onto the nails!
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This was the first day of the challenge that I really struggled with. I only own one metallic polish and I don't like it so it wasn't a very inspiring day....




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Here's what I used:

If you type in "metallic pattern" on Pinterest, you kind of get a whole of nothing....so I decided to change the colors around in this pattern to fit what I needed. The source link is funny so I can't find out who made the original design /:

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These nails started with two coats of Snake, Rattle, And Roll. The polish is a nice color but I can't stand the brushstrokes which is the main reason why I don't like metallic polishes. But when that was dry, I used my detail brush to paint the diamonds on in a random pattern. I then used the same brush and the black acrylic paint to add the little lines. Everything was sealed in with a layer of HK Girl.

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These were cute to wear and I was able to decently recreate this on my right hand! I kind of want to start like a challenge or a tag or something of us nail bloggers and artists attempting to paint on our dominant hand. I think it'd be really fun even though I just looked down and realized that I have nail polish all over my fingers on that hand because I did a bad job cleaning up.....Uhmm, okay, so maybe scratch that!


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:









32 comments:

  1. I'm not huge on metallics either because of the brush strokes, but these look pretty good :) I like the little turquoise diamond pattern!

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  2. I think this is interesting! Creative use of the prompt!

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  3. Definitely creative! I love that blue shade.

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  4. I like this design! It's funky and fun. :) I wish I could send my husband over to help you with your car, he's a genius when it comes to car stuffs.

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  5. How do you only have one metallic?? You crazy!! But yeah, I hear you about brush strokes, my mortal enemy.
    Very cool pattern! I would love a shirt like that!

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  6. You are so creative! I am surprised that you only have one metallic too! I hate when they start looking too frosty. These are really cool!

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  7. The Dalai Lama's NailsSeptember 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    the diamonds are really cute!

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  8. Metallic polishes are hard to use since they can be fussy during application. I think this turned out really cool though. Especially with the pop of turquoise!

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  9. I think this turned out really well! I think I probably own about as many metallic polishes as you do...and it's probably an Essie too! :p

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  10. This design is so cute! I actually hate metallic polishes for the same reason as you, but I have tons of them because I don't wear them...I stamp with them. They are amazing for stamping! And there are no brushstrokes! :D

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  11. Very cute design! For having a non inspiring day, I think you pulled it off beautifully!

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  12. Lovely! I'm not a huge fan of metallic polishes either, but I really think you made this look work. :)

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  13. This is very cute!! Kinda reminds me of a native tribal pattern! I would totally love this on a pillow. Oh the 31DC Challenge. I've totally fallen off the wagon. I need to get caught up ASAP but it's tough!!!

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  14. The look is really cute! But you need more metallic polishes. There are some good ones, you know and you are amazing at creating these looks with them!

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  15. Aww thank you! I took it to the shop today, hopefully they can fix it.

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  16. Aww thank you!! I know, it's just not a polish finish that interests me. /:

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  17. Yeah, they're a bit of a pain. But thank you!

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  18. Haha I feel like it's not a very popular finish. Thank you!

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  19. Thank you! I've heard that before. I don't stamp much though.

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  20. It would be a cute pillow!! Thank you! Oh no, hopefully you can catch up!

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  21. Haha thank you! Maybe I'll keep my eye open for some new ones.

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