Saturday, 12 May 2012

Under Lock and Key

Today's nail art is inspired by a piece of jewelry from Anna Sabino - a New York based handmade jewelry designer. When I saw this key pendant, I instantly had the idea to fashion a lock and key on my nails which I think turned out incredibly cute! I've even worn this mani for more than a day which is a surefire way to tell I love it!

The black and gold gradient just makes this mani. You can never go wrong with black and gold together, it's a classy and chic combination but adventurous and kind of wild at the same time.

Black and Gold Nail Art

Black and Gold Nail Art

I used W7 Black as a base and Barry M Gold Foil for all the details including the gradient. The gold glitter stripes were done using a Kiss nail art striper. 

You can get 20% off any order at LucidNewYork.com using the code LN20D.

Black and Gold Nail Art

Black and Gold Nail Art

Sorry if you're sick of me reminding you, but the Bundle Monster Facebook Competition is still open and every vote counts! You can go straight to my entry here and if you like it, it would be great if you could drop a vote in the pot for me. Thank you!

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38 comments:

  1. This is very beautiful. Did you free-hand the key? if so what tool did you use, I could imagine you need an extremely fine haired brush with a shorter length.

    I love it! all your stuff is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I used a striping brush with bristles about 1 cm long. You can find details of the brushes I use here... http://bit.ly/yLpeYs The one I used to freehand the key is the third one down in the first two pictures :D

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  2. very cool, I like the idea of the lock an the key very much :D

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  3. OMFG!! This is beautiful! but how do you make your long finger and little finger?

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  4. Oh, the gradient is just awesome!

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  5. Wow, excellent work! Love the golden gradient and the key/lock detail! Oh the things one can do with nailpolish...*phantazises*

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  6. Simple contrasting gold and black is so gorgeous together. Great job!!!

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  7. You're so talented that it's just amazing. Great gradient, and great looking mani, as always.

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  8. What a clever idea, I love this!

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  9. This is amazing. The colours go so well together. The little key is so cute!

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  10. Whenever you do a mani I think, "I should have thought of this!!". I'm so jealous of your skill and creativity. :')

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  11. Omg, that black and gold gradient is beautiful.

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  12. Wow it is so pretty.. I wish my gradients looked like yours!!

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  13. Another amazing gradient! I've never seen a black and gold one before. I'm totally loving that jewelry site too! PS this look would be great for a Purdue fan :)

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  14. I love this! Black and gold is such a classic combo <3

    http://maligreen.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Black and gold is one of my favourite combos and the lock and key is so awesome!! I will definitely attempt to recreate this sometime..

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  16. this is the coolest nail design!!!!!! i love the gradient!!!

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  17. This is crazy-good. Both clever and elegant. I love it.

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  18. Soo pretty !! Love black and gold together

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  19. This is lovely Sammy, I love it! You caputured the pendant so well!

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  20. your blog is GENIUS!
    i can't get over how talented you are :P
    x

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  21. It looks gorgeous, well done! :D

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  22. You are amazingly talented! I just voted for you. :-)

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  23. I do love the gradient. Such a great combination.

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  24. I LOVE this- I just thinking that I wanted to try a black and gold gradient.

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  25. Gorgeous, I'm so excited you featured the Lucid New York piece! What great art work, your blog is so interesting, so unusual. Thanks again!

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  26. Hey! I always love how you freakin' do the gradient.

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  27. c'est vraiment très jolie, j'adore

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  28. Lovely! And you are so right about black and gold! They are perfect together!

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