Sunday 8 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 8 Metallic

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Morning friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday! Today's 31DC2013 prompt is all about metallic nails. I love the look of metallic polishes, but I really struggled coming up with a design for todays prompt. I actually scratched 3 manicures yesterday before coming up with the idea of doing cogs in gold, silver and bronze!

I started off my manicure with Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes, which is a black with flecks of gold, silver and bronze throughout. Then I started freehanding the cogs using Essie Penny Talk, Essie Good As Gold and Essie No Place Like Chrome.

I loved this look, but it was screaming at me to be matted. I pulled out OPI Matte Top Coat and matted away!

As much as I like this glossy, I think I like it even better matte! The cogs really pop against the black background. I wish I didn't have to take this off to do another day! Alas that is the nature of the challenge!

What do you think of these cogs? Do you prefer this matte or glossy?

Make sure to head over to The Lacquerologist to see her metallic nails! Also make sure to enter our giveaway!
You can see last years metallic nails here!


  1. So so so cool...I don't know where you come up with some of your ideas, but I love them! And I the matte best!

  2. This is so gorgeous! I love matte looks, but I think I prefer this one glossy!

  3. OMG!!! This is so pretty. I love the color combos and the design that you did. It looks so classy and unique. Love it!

  4. Hahaha! Love this one! Especially the mix of copper, gold and silver colours for cogs and metals! :D I prefer the glossy version though! But they are both stunning! :)


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