Thursday, January 12, 2012

Silver Foil Leopard Print

Hi girlies! Been a bit busy lately, was out the whole day today and didn't do much with my nails. I painted them last night and I was thinking of trying to do something similar to those Minx foil nail decals. I wanted to do a gold one, but figured my gold wasn't as foily as China Glaze 2030, so I chose to use China Glaze Millennium instead and I absolutely loved the result!

I tried a different technique for leopard last night - instead of using just dotting tools, I used a dotting tool and a brush. I might try this with a toothpick later to see if it yields the same result and if it does, I will do a tutorial for it. For those who want something simple to try, I want to see if it can be done using regular things you can find in the house, so I will look into it! By the way, I did a simple tutorial for roses that I will edit soon. I want to do the tie dye nails tutorial too, so hopefully tomorrow!!

Also, today at the beach, I nipped one of my nails when I tried catching a tennis ball. It missed my hand and nipped the tip of my nails so now there's a bent corner of my nail that has slit a little but hasn't fallen off. Of course I tried salvaging it. by using super glue haha!

Anyways, on to the pics :)





I love this so much, but one thing that really put me off was the application of China Glaze Millennium. It is seriously pretty hard to apply and unless you're super perfect at application or have a better bottle than me, I'd say that application was a pain! If I just as little as paint over the same spot twice, it will bald, but in a really disgusting way - I'm talking like, it becomes lumpy after the balding and even in a case when I was applying it on my thumb, it almost looked like it was separating from polish and clear liquid. How weird is that.

Just thought I'd mentioned that this literally chipped the day after while I was having a shower. How crappy is that :( I touched it up and applied topcoat over it and wrapped the tips so that they wouldn't chip as quickly.

Oh wells, still looks good haha! What do you think of this mani? Let me know below :)


//Linda

14 comments:

  1. How gorgeous is that! Bummer about the application and wear on Millennium but it is stunning.

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    1. I was disappointed with the wear! It hadn't even been a day yet, just the next morning. Wonder if it's the same for anyone else though.

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  2. I like it :) I do leopard print with the polish brush (for the big blobs) and then a toothpick for the outlining. Works for me! :)

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  3. Lovely mani!!! Too bad about the application.

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  4. Beautiful! I have a bad habit of hurting my nails while picking stuff up or slipping when opening door!(price of having a kid and being rushed)=)

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  5. That looks awesome, metallic and leopard print is a winning combo for sure! <3

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  6. this looks fantastic! I hope that toothpick method works because i'd love to see the tutorial :)

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    1. I tried it last night and it definitely looks the same! Will post one soon I hope :)

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  7. Hahaha, I didn't mean to reply to that comment, oopsy.

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