Tuesday, August 6, 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Day 9: Metallic

I'd like to preface this post with two things. The first, I am SICK. I feel like complete crud and I'm fairly certain a baby elephant has been sitting on my sinuses all day long. To be completely honest with you all, I rushed tonight's look a bit because of this and I'm not overly happy with the final result. I apologize and I hope you'll forgive me a few weird and funky manis here and there. Second, I have been listening to the Harry Potter books on audio books so I blame that for that fact that this mani reminds me slightly of the Deathly Hallows symbol ;) 

Metallic. Hmm. I don't really "do" metallic polishes. I feel like they clash with my skin tone and I tend to avoid wearing them which completely bums me out because they are so fun looking. I am jealous of anyone who can pull them off with ease. I decided to go with Zoya's Trixie as my metallic polish and, since I so love southwestern style artwork, I decided to incorporate the two into this super funky (and messy :/ ) mani. 

I started with a base color of Ciate's Twilight (which I love) and then used Trixie and a striping brush to outline and fill in the underlying shape. The tan polish is Zoya's Flynn from their new Cashmeres collection and the white is Butter London's Cotton Buds. I'm not sure how I somehow ended up with what appears to resemble the Deathly Hallows symbol, but whatevs! While this look is really different, the part of me that likes that sort of thing digs how this turned out. I would recommend heading over to Meghan's post now though to see how you're really supposed to pull off a metallic look! :)
I also wanted to share what Twilight looks like on its own - it's pretty great but difficult to capture with my artificial light. Here's my best attempt. 
Happy Polishing and hopefully you all stay healthy with no pesky colds! :)