Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7 - Black and White Nails

Day 7 - Black and White

So we are officially a week in to the challenge. I want preface this post with I am not a huge fan of my mani today, but seeing as I started it at 1am last night after I couldn't fall asleep I really didn't have time to think of anything else.

And even though I wasn't a huge fan I'm uploading a million pictures because that is what I do. lol I can't help it.

As you can see it's a little different. I don't really know what I was going for. My philosophical side would like to say that to me there isn't just black and white but shades of grey as well, but thats a load of BS. I was considering a gradient I guess, but then I didn't feel like sponging, so I got lazy and just used an acrylic brush to paint the different shades. 

I started with a base of Orly - Goth. Which I didn't photograph because once again I was too lazy to do a clean up in between steps. Goth is one of my favorite blacks. It has a nice silver sparkle to it that doesn't take over the color but still has a nice glisten. 

Then I mixed Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's Wet Cement with Orly's Goth and some black and white until I got a dark shade of grey because strangely enough I don't own one. At least I don't remember owning a dark grey... I take that back as I am writing this I am remembering about Julep's Kim which is a gun metal but whatever. 

Then I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement.

Then a white nail striper.

Finally, I added some glitter using a silver striper to the white. Bleh. 

If you keep scrolling you can see when I got bored with it and decided to add China Glaze's Wireless Holographic Top Coat.

China Glaze - Wireless Holographic Top Coat

This top coat is so pretty. I mean it doesn't really look great over this manicure, but ignore what's underneath and just focus on the magic of the holo. UGH. If I could paint my bedroom walls in this, I would. On a serious note, why haven't they made holographic paint for walls? I would have bought gallons and painted my entire house. (Mom, you're lucky they haven't made this yet because I'm serious).

Anyways this was only one coat of the Wireless Top Coat. 


Sorry for a million pictures! I just can't help myself/I'm too lazy to narrow it down any further. 

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  1. Holly, i think it turned out good considering how late we were both upa haha!! it kinda reminds me of mountains i dont know why & now i want to skip work & go snowboaring!! but overall its unique & i like it

  2. This is soo good, I love it with the top coat


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