Friday, 21 December 2012

31DC2012: Day 31 Recreate Your Favourite Challenge (Part 2)

Here it is. The very last. The final day of my 31 Day Challenge 2012! It's been a long and bumpy ride, we even lost a woman 5 weeks in but just like last year, I'm so glad we did it! I don't really have much else to say on the subject so I'll just leave you with my recreation of Rie's Day 8 Metallic Nails.
I've never ever done a splatter mani before and I probably won't be doing one again any time soon. The clean up on this took just as long, if not longer, than the mani itself! I think part of the problem was the metallic polishes. Whenever I touched acetone to the mess, it would send a million bits of shimmer swimming in to my cuticles and I just couldn't get it all off! Saying that, I did grow to love the result and maybe a bit of practice will do me good.




I used A-England Lancelot as my base colour, then used Essie Penny Talk, Barry M Gold Foil and Barry M Silver Foil for the splatters. I topped it with one coat of Seche Vite to make it dry quickly and then one coat of Rimmel Mattifying Top Coat.



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38 comments :

  1. omg this color combo is goregous. please dooo splatter again, it looks great!

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  2. I too hate the cleanup/removal of metallic polishes! I always seem to end up with little specks of glitter on my cuticles, sometimes for days!

    Worth it though!

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  3. I loved Rie's original design and I love yours as well. The clean-up is one of the things that has kept me from trying the splatter technique. I love the look of splatter nails though so maybe I will just have to suck it up and give it a try.

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  4. I love this mani! I've always wanted to try a splatter mani, but for some reasno have never gotten around to it.
    Just a pointer too, you put Silver Foil twice, instead of Gold!

    <3

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  5. This is gorgeous! Love how the colors look together!

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  6. Gorgeous :) I love that you mattified it too :)

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  7. looks so glamorous!
    i love this combo of gold, black and matte :)

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  8. Looks awesome! I've got to recreate this sometime, too! :) As for the cleanup, I find sticking scotch tape onto the skin around your nails quite handy (I do that when I do watermarbling)

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  9. Your nails look amazing!!!

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  10. It looks amazing! So hip and urban!

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  11. Love this splatter look, it's so artsy!

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  12. It's really great, especially matte! I remember reading a tip on a blog about using liquid latex instead of tape. I bet you could paint it right up & over your cuticles! Gets me thinking...haha! Merry Christmas :)

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  13. This looks absolutely incredible!

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  14. It's actually the first time I like a splatter mani

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  15. I hated the Splatter Nails clean-up too, until I found the perfect technique to do these. I always do them on a plastic bag first and then I stick them onto wet polish like nail stickers. It's soo much easier, faster and less annoying! I did quite a few with this technique and I like them especially with metallics! Yours is gorgeous!

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  16. Ooo, I like the combination of splatter, metallic, and matte!

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  17. Oh I just love this mani, I don't think I'll do a splatter mani... ever. Because I'm just so clumsy that can not go right without some serious nailpolish disasters. But it looks stunning.

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  18. OMG ! I love it !!Need to try this !

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  19. Absolutely love this nail look!

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  20. holy moly! that's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I 'm definitely going to have to try recreating that. It's beautiful! happy holidays!

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  21. I can only imagine the terrible clean up but it looks AWESOME!

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  22. OMG! I must try this color combo/matte (just not with a splatter, they are too messy for my OCD personality)! When I found it in my email, my jaw dropped. So gorgeous!

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  23. i absolutely LOVE this...so amazing!

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  24. Woow I love the metallic splatter and the matte finish!! I need to do this!

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  25. This almost looks like a Saran Wrap mani. Love it!! This is the perfect mani for mattifying!!!

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  26. That is beautiful!! Maybe one of my favourites ever :D I've always wanted to try the splatter thing, but been wary of the cleanup. That makes me want to try it though--it looks so great matte :D

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  27. Oh wow... I need to get some copper nail polish! This is stunning.

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  28. I've never liked the idea of matte nail polish, but you really wear it well.

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