Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Pink Wednesday: Biker Barbie

It may be quite obvious to you by now that I'm going through a phase of decorating my nails with metal! Using chains is an idea I've had for a while but I didn't know where to get my hands on a chain small and light enough that I could stick to my nails. I looked on a few nail art supply sites but the only 'chains' I could find were not really very chainy - more like wire with small intermittent balls.

So I'd almost given up on that idea when a package from BuyInCoins.com (such an amazing site you should really check it out) fell through my front door.
I'd ordered this necklace but the pendant was a bit malformed though I wasn't too worried because it was an absolute bargain at less than $1. Then I had a brainwave, the chain was the perfect size for adorning my nails. So here we are!


Before I even started with any polish, I measured out the chains by holding the necklace up to my nail and counting how many links each nail needed. I cut off what I needed using wire cutters/pliers and laid them out  on the desk in order.

My base colour is two coats of Nails Inc Paris (for Diet Coke). I waited for this to dry then slicked on a coat of NYC In A New York Minute. I waited a few seconds for this to get tacky and used the Mash Tweezers to carefully place the chain along the tip of my nail.
When everything was dry and securely in place, I added another top coat of NYC In A New York Minute.




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36 comments :

  1. Woah! They're the perfect balance and grunge and glam....I love it. I'm dying to try chain nails, you're inspiring me big time! :) xx

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  2. It still looks a bit to big but I doubt there's something smaller on the market ;) Great idea, gorgeous mani!

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  3. Great! I love watching your nails, you're very creative person :-)

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  4. Love it Sammy! Looks really cool! Knowing me, I would probably be picking at them all day though :(

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  5. supercute and love the title!

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  6. wow this is awesome! what a great idea

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  7. Love it! I have some nail stickers that are chains so I might try with those :)

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  8. That is incredible. I hate 3D nail art, but I think I might add chains to exception list, along with studs. Gotta love studs!

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  9. This is very creative. Wish I had the supplies to try this!! Your nail artwork is incredible!!

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  10. What a great and very creative idea!
    I couldn't wear that though - I'd be picking it big time! :D

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  11. VERY LIKE! :D
    I bought some little tiny thin jumprings to try something like this--it's not a full chain, but I think I can lay them next to each other to look like a chain. Plus, they come in lots of colours. Rainbow chain? Yesplz.
    I love the gold with that yummy raspberry creamy colour--chic yet edgy. You are awesome!

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  12. you have the best nail art! this might be my favorite to date.

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  13. Such a great combination!

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  14. Ohhh that was such a great idea Sammy!
    Love it!

    Lala

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  15. Amazing! If I did this I'd probably end up pulling the chains off pretty quickly, but the effect is great.

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  16. So cute. I love that you used them with pink. Girly yet badass all at the same time!

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  17. The colour reminds me more of dr. pepper than diet coke ;D Aside from that, I'm loving the metal trend! :D

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  18. I love this!!! I can't do anything that sticks up on my nails at all, but this is such a cool look.

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  19. O.O this is so super awesome <3!

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  20. Have you looked in the jewelry making section of your local craft store? Craft stores have all kinds of nifty things like glitter, beads, chains, flocking (for velvet nails) etc usually priced less than the nail art stores.

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  21. Amazing! I am definitely trying this x

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  22. This is so unusual! Very resourceful!

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  23. girl, you are crazy creative!

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  24. Growing up, I went thru a phase of metal chain bracelets. I'd go to the Hardware and have them cut me a length and wear it as a bracelet! I love this mani!

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  25. What an awesome idea. I never would have though of this. I love it. Keep coming with great ideas please.

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  26. I love the effect! It's beautiful, and the best thing is you can reuse the chain as many times as you want!

    Thanks! :D

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  27. nice work!! i bought a whole lot of necklaces for nailart like that and diying at a flee market a while ago, it was only about 1€, because many were torn, but they're perfect for that purpose!

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