This is my second post today since I’m still behind with the ‘Oh Mon Dieu! It’s the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway’. I’ve been cracking my head over what to do for the Metallic theme. At first I thought of doing a foiled mani, but it turns out that foil + me = a disaster. But I was determent on using foil so I just gave it a another try (read: ‘my way’). Here’s a ‘my way of using foil’ mani:This is red foil called Scarlet Frost over one coat of No Place Like Chrome by Essie. This was really a ten minute mani because of two things. First of all No Place Like Chrome dries super fast. And secondly I just went all crazy with dabbing on the foil 😀 I think it turned out pretty cool, isn’t it? It looks a bit like the scattered polishes that were going around a while back. Or is it to much of a Holiday mani? Oh well, I like it.
Ps. I’ve ignored my thumb in my pics for a while because… again… a corner has broken off. Ugh! So you probably won’t see my thumb for a while 😉
I’m almost on schedule girls! Working on it 😀
Before we jump in to Essie’s No Place Like Chrome and an easy and fun way to turn it into a big eye catcher, I like to give all the girls that have participated in the 30 day challenge a big pat on the shoulder. Great job girls! I’ve seen so much amazing works of art. Very inspiring! Lovely!
Also, have you noticed this amazing giveaway by the lovely Brijit at Brijit Digits? You can win some amazing polishes!
And how about this giveaway by the sweet Luchessa at Beauty Expression by Luchessa?! You can win a Kindle Fire – Smartphone DNA! But hurry, it ends by the end of this month!
Okay, on to today’s mani: No Place Like Chrome by Essie from their Mirror Metallic Collection is a silver metallic/chrome. It’s opaque in one (slightly thicker) easy and quick drying coat, but I used two thin coats here. I advice to use a good ridgefiller before applying this because without it -as with all metallics/chromes- you’ll see every imperfection on your nails. This polish screamed for an ‘out of space’ nail art. I chose to add three different colors of foil. This is the easiest way to turn a ‘regular’ mani in to a big eye catcher! I added some splots of foil glue with a small nail art brush. After that was dry I randomly ‘dabbed’ on the foil 😀
Have you used foil for a manicure already?