Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How To: Gold Chrome and Pink Mani


There are two things I simply can't get enough of: gold and reflective surfaces. When combined together?? Now that's magic, my friends. So when I spotted these chrome gold nail stickers, I snatched them right up.
As I've mentioned before, I love nail stickers. They're easy to use, they require no dry time, and they come in colors/patterns you can't get in liquid form. I was planning on using these to cover my whole nail (and I certainly still plan to), but then I saw this tutorial from The Beauty Department and was all "oh hey, I'ma copy that." Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery y'all. And laziness.
Their tutorial calls for gold leaf, which is cool and all, but I didn't have that. I did have the nail stickers though. I already had a coat of Essie's pinky-coral Cute as a Button on, so I trimmed two nail strips into pieces that fit on my tiny, little girl fingers the right way and filed away the excess. I also finished it with a layer of top coat, just to make sure everything stays where it's supposed to.
Oh, here's a picture of my hand looking like I'm trying to puck up an hors d'ouvre, but I'm not. This is just hand modeling 101, kids.
Obviously, you could do this with any color combo, but I love the contrast of the opaque pink polish against the reflective gold nail stickers. 
How do y'all feel about nail stickers? Are you gonna try out this mani? Which colors are you going to try first?

16 comments:

Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

And more importantly, this entire combo looks amazing against your bosom.

Teach me more about hand modeling... You seem to have mastered it!!!

whitney said...

i love it.

i hate that i am not good at painting my nails. makes me feel inadequate as a female.

but i guess i am working on it. two colors in the last two weeks.

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

i love this!! i'm so gonna try it.

Meg O. said...

Teach us your mighty ways of hand modeling. It is fab!!!! Love the mani, too. I have that essie color and it's one of my faves

Lauren said...

I love this! I can't wait to buy some gold nail stickers. I have never used them before. Sounds fun and looks cute!

Lauren
prettylightsinthesky.blogspot.com

Gayla said...

Wearing the necklace Kyle gave you was a nice touch!

libby said...

those are awesome! i love the nail stickers and have been looking for some good gold or silver ones! totally going to do this!

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Lydia said...

I love this. I totally want to do this!! It looks great. And just so you know, your nail polish post a week or two ago has inspired me to keep up with my nail color better.

M. Flynn said...

It's so pretty!!! Cute as a Button is one of my favorites.

christine donee said...

so so cute!

lauren said...

so i'm sorta in love with this 80's david bowie nail... not sure if i'm patient enough to do it myself.

Nora said...

I NEED to try this right away.
Thanks for telling me how! :)

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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

This looks awesome! I love gold and brights, I need to try it out.

XO,
Erin
erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Meagan Murtagh said...

i MUST try! this looks awesome

xo the egg out west.

Tartan & Sequins said...

Hard to say what I love more- the nail art or your hilarious commentary!

I can't wait to try!

Julia
Tartan&Sequins

Olga said...

OMG that's so cute! I have to try this! I've never been a big fan of Essie though because I find a lot of their polishes to be sheer. Is that how this one is too?

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