The Great Gatsby Inspired Nail Art

Since I first saw a trailer for The Great Gatsby I’ve been completely besotted. I like Baz Luhrmann and I love Leonardo DiCaprio (who doesn’t amirite?!) so I can’t wait to see the movie. I’m a sucker for beautiful looking films and I’m sure this one won’t disappoint in the aesthetics department. The posters alone are gorgeous enough and you know I can’t resist a good gold and black combo so today’s nail art is inspired by the amazing art deco pattern plastered all over the artwork for the movie.

For the base I used one coat of  Barry M Gold Foil and one coat of Sally Hansen Gilded Lily to get the luxurious, glistening gold look. I painted on a thin coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly and waited about 15 minutes before applying striping tape where I wanted the gold to show through. Next I painted W7 Black over the top and swiftly removed the tape. There’s a full striping tape tutorial here which explains in more detail. Finally I topped it off with another two coats of Dries Instantly to smooth everything over.