Tuesday, 23 October 2012

31DC2012: Day 8 Metallic Nails

Day 8 of the 31 Day Challenge calls for Metallic Nails and what's more metallic than actual metal?! The gold stuff you see on my nails is this very interesting Nail Art Foil* from Born Pretty Store. It comes in sheets scrunched up in to little pots and it's so light and thin that it's barely even there. I just used a pair of tweezers to tear the foil up in to little pieces and place it on to my nails and I love the outcome. Since I don't think I'll be shedding out up to £30 for The Man With The Golden Gun any time soon, this is a great $6 alternative!



I used Cult Nails Vicious as my base colour. I painted one coat and then, one nail at a time, added a second coat and attached the foil while it was still tacky. I finished up with one coat of Seche Vite but it could have used two just to even out any bumps.



As always, hop on over to Let Them Have Polish and Nails and Noms to see what Cris and Rie have come up with today!

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30 comments :

  1. omg! beautiful... i have got the man with the golden gun put away for christmas but after seeing this i way prefer it! fab as per xxx

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  2. This totally beats just slopping on gold flakes from a bottle. (Too bad I just bought the Jessica version) This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pairing with Vicious too.

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  3. I acctually prefer this to "The Man With the Golden Gun"!

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  4. Very nice, I tried it with black nailpolish and I enjoyed.

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  5. Wow, this is amazingly beautiful and special :)

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous :D

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  7. I am loving the purple! So pretty! :)

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  8. Neat! And the base color is GORGEOUS, I keep discovering more Cult Nails colors I need.

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  9. I have to get this- this is a GREAT alternative to Man With The Golden Gun- which is very much out of my price range.

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  10. I love this effect. Have you tried the loose gold foil from cult nails? It's also fairly inexpensive for a nice alternative to the gold topcoats that are floating around. The pots aren't too expensive (less thank 8 dollars I think) and they have nice large leaf to use. You'll have to tell us if you try it!

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  11. this is totally awesome!!! love the color and the gold leaf is so cool!!

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  12. This is so 'easy' and looks so beautiful!

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  13. gorgeous! the gold makes it look really classy and just grabs your attention straight away :)

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  14. Yup....in complete agreement: sure beats a US $30 bottle.

    Best of all....

    it looks lovely.

    Lisa

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  15. Wow these are stunning. Just followed via GFC.
    FASHIONPROJECT x

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  16. Wow, this is gorgeous! Such a great way to do the gold foil mani without breaking the bank!

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  17. ooooo that is my favorite polish color!!!! and the gold looks very nice on it.

    Please check out my Spotted by OPI re-creation look, I swear it'll knock your socks off!
    http://www.lovebrownsugar.com/2012/10/style-play-polish-opi-black-spotted.html

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  18. Such a beautiful metallic mani! I love it :) And I think one shouldn't put £30 into one top coat - if I've read my IG feed correctly, it hasn't even lived that much up to people's expectations.

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  19. I have the foil too and I am going to try a look like this, it is so pretty!

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  20. I figured there would be many companies coming out with their version of the metallic foils and doing them cheaper than the Sephora for OPI (which I think looked more like a glitter than a foil), Man With Golden Gun, and the Zoya Guilty. I got lucky and have a friend with a license and offered to pre order MWTGG for me. I got mine for $12! Far cry from the $30 retail...and that is if you can even get it - the co did not make that many and it was over sold on pre-sale. It's going for up to $39 last time I looked on evil bay. Ditto for the Zoya one - it's sold out. I just happened to get the Zoya one because it was in my shopping cart with Zoya. It was supposed to be sold out - but that did not extend to ones in carts for a very short time frame. I almost took it out because I had the OPI one but then knowing it was sold out make me think maybe I needed to compare the 2. They each have their plus and minus parts. However over all I am loving the look. I have the Tomorrow Never Dies (the burple) with MWTGG over it and cannot stop looking at my nails - it's lasting now going on my 3rd day of wear and seems to be holding the color base from chipping. Will see how it looks on day 4. I usually never get more than 2 maybe 3 days wear out of a regular polish.

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  21. I love this glitter! I've been wanting it for so long!!

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