Hello my reader! I've decided to toss my dubious nail art talents out there and join The Crumpet in her next awesome Laid Back 31 DC. I love following these challenges because it shows me a lot of wonderful art, introduces me to a ton of great blogs and gives me inspiration to perfect my manicures.
The prompt for today was GOLD! I quickly found out, I don't really have any true gold nail polishes. I don't wear gold because of the yellow hue to my skin. So I went a hunting and couldn't find any shades I liked that weren't glitter bombs that I liked. I was defeated.
So the other day I was doing a manicure for a friend who requested space on my nails. You can see it down at VBF Birthday. As I was looking for appropriately colored planets I pulled out OPI Warm & Fozzie from the Muppet collection. ((I have them all I love them, I'm basically a big kid and I like it that way)) And it's kind of gold! A dark gold but gold. WOO HOO!! Phase one completed!!
Then of course I had to figure out the design. I hunted through all of my favorite blogs looking for inspiration. Then I remembered that Chalkboard Nails had a beautiful design I see quite often called a fishtail. Now I don't know if she came up with it, but she uses it to great effect. Luckily she had tutorial! So I found some other metallic polishes that I liked and whipped up this lovely manicure.
I'm still working on my photography. A lot of bloggers out there take beautiful pictures of their nails. I typically do mine in the evening so I can't take advantage of the windows. ((Darn you winter!)) But everyone was a noob once, right!
The colors in this manicure from cuticle to edge is OPI- Warm & Fozzie, Julep- Rebel, and Julep Evangeline. Evangeline came in my JULEP MYSTERY BOX!! I promise I'll do a reveal soon. I loved all the colors.
I look forward to seeing the rest of the mani's in gold!