Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day Three of 31 Challenge

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!
Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Loving your colour choices! I have never done anything like this.