25 November 2016

Rusty treasure nail art

Hi everyone!


Juanita and Michelle invited me to join their twinsies posts (so does that make this a triple-sies post? ;) We're going to recreate let ourselves be inspired by a manicure from our to-do list and post it on the last Friday of the month, but we're only really starting in January so this is just a trial run. I got to pick a manicure from one of them to recreate for November and I had already chosen their twinsies Halloween manicure (here and here) since I would be at home on Friday so I could actually do the black nail thing without getting weird looks and I would do a manicure from both of them... double win! Unfortunately something popped up that requires me to look more or less presentable tomorrow and I doubt that graveyards fall in that category so I had to search for something else at the last minute... and I'm NOT good at 'at the last minute'! So what is a girl to do in crises like that? She makes her husband pick out a design! He chose Michelle's Pink treasure nail art (see what I did with the title? ;) and after that all I had to do was select my polishes.

Hmmm... The one kind of polish that isn't very well represented in my collection is glitter polish. I hardly have any and the ones I do have usually have a clear base so those don't work either. I quickly decided to go for one of the rare holos-with-thingies-in-them that I own (and I can just hear Maria chuckle now ;) and combine it with a chrome, like Michelle did, and I think I didn't do too bad, even if it was 'at the last minute':

indoors, no flash

On my thumb, index and pinky you see a slightly thicker than usual coat of p2 Techno Chrome 020 Champagne Glare, a lovely warmer toned gold that dries extremely fast so stamping with it was a bit of a challenge... My middle and ring finger are painted with two thin coats of Powder Perfect Meet Me in the Glade, a pretty brownish-orangey-red holo with lots of red and gold flakies, to me a perfect example of Autumn in a bottle. I had a little trouble with the brush as there were some hairs sticking out but a few snips of the scissors and they were gone and I could enjoy a perfect formula that covered in almost one coat. After a short wait my middle and ring finger were dry enough to stamp on and I used Champagne Glade with the same plate Michelle used, Pueen 103. A coat of Seche Vite on all my nails and I was done, except for taking pictures, typing this post and scheduling it so it will be published when Juanita and Michelle publish their nails.

The polishes that were actually used in this manicure (and not the 20+ that I pulled out while selecting and that are still on my desk...)

Powder Perfect Meet Me in the Glade, p2 Techno Chrome 020 Champagne Glare

I hope I did Michelle's beautiful manicure some justice (if not, I'm going to blame my husband who chose the design in the first place ;) What do you think?


I can hardly wait to see what Juanita and Michelle did. If you're as curious as I am, click their names at the first line of this post to visit their blogs. Their posts should be online now as well (keeping my fingers crossed I figured out the scheduling thingie correctly).



Powder Perfect Meet Me in the Glade was bought from Harlow & Co.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! I think you nailed this!! Or at least your husband has good taste :P Love it!!

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    1. Hehe, thanks!! I could say he does have good taste because he picked me, but that wouldn't be what nice girls would say so I'll just keep my mouth shut and blush ;)

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  2. I think it looks beautiful! I love the colour combination, I'd say Hubby deserves a pat on the back! Beautiful manicure :)

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    1. Thanks, Ithi! I already cuddled hubby to thank him for helping me out but I'll make sure to give him that pat too ;)

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  3. So subtle, beautiful and just right!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria :)
      (and did you notice you're starting to rub off on me? Slowly but sure the thingies are infiltrating my stash...)

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! I love this so much. So much more than the 'original'. Love the polishes you used. I am soooooo happy to have you join us!!! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Coming from the original creator it means a lot that you like it this much :)

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