Monday, 17 September 2012

NY Fashionail Week! Monika Chiang

Welcome to my first theme week for a long time - NY Fashionail Week! The plan is to create 5 looks based on the catwalk looks created for some of New York Fashion Week SS13's runway shows. 

I've started simple today with a design from Monika Chiang's show created by Lancôme which you can see here - coral with a silver stripe down the middle. Don't worry, your eyes are not deceiving you, my stripes are actually bright yellow gold. They were silver but as soon as I applied my top coat, something happened and they immediately changed colour to this. I actually like it better than silver, it's way more summery!



I used one coat of Jay Jays Ablaze and one of W7 Flaming Orange, which is an almost jelly, to create the perfect coral base colour. Then I took my striping brush and freehanded on the stripes in Barry M Silver Foil. Finally, I used one top coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails which magically changed the silver to gold!



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19 comments:

  1. Wow, I love how to silver has turned to gold! Awesome!

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  2. Really pretty! Weird that the topcoat changed the color, maybe it is some pigments of the red polish coming up with the topcoat?

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  3. Great nails i really like your blog :)

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  4. So pretty! I love the simplicity of this mani!

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  5. I had that happen with a green polish once! Must have a strong yellow tint in there.

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  6. LOVE THIS - how on earth do you make something so simple look so bloody fabulous! xx

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  7. that it so strange that it changed from silver to gold! but i really like it that way!

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  8. This is definitely a happy accident! I like it much better with the gold. It's so bright and pretty!

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  9. Your nails are hot, they're on fire. I love the hot brightness of the colors.

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  10. Lovely! I was literally just looking at photos of the different Fashion Week manis and then I saw this! :)

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  11. Amazing! Love the design - simple and yet very powerful! ;)

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    1. P.S. I just saw pictures of the original design from Monica Chiangs show, and I honestly think the golden stripes are much more beautiful!

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  12. I love the way you can turn something simple in sumething special, the mani is amazing.
    Tuli

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  13. Love the gold streak! Your nails are amazing! x

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  14. It's much better than the silver stripes indeed!

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  15. hot hot hot! they look so good x

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  16. Ha that's funny - essence has got the Midas touch! :)

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