31DC13 Day 8: Metallic Nails

I'm continuing the challenge and it's day eight and time for some metallic nails. I had this really simple idea of the nails in my head and so I just went with that. Sometimes the simplest ideas can turn out really great! Here's what I came up with:

I started with two coats of Zoya Wednesday, then for the metallic part I painted the tips with free hand using Tiia Vanhatapio/Seppälä nail polish called Fool's Gold and finally I did a stripe of OPI Silver Shatter to each nail. So the basic idea is pretty much the same that I have already used ones with these nails, this time I did it just with other colors. I haven't used any crackle polishes for long time, and I don't particularly enjoy using them over whole nail, but I do like the look you can get adding just a bit of that crackle to the mix.

You also probably noticed already that I have shortened my nails quite a bit. They had gotten quite long again and I had those kinds of things to do where you can't really have too long nails, so I chopped of quite a bit. My nails do grow quite fast, so I think they're gonna be longer in no time. But it's always fun to have them shorter for a while, though I prefer my own nails a tad longer than this.

I have used OPI Silver Shatte before, but this was the first time I tried out Zoya Wednesday and Tiia Vanhatapio/Seppälä Fool's Gold. I really loved Wednesday, the color is gorgeous and the formula was really great! I think there's still room for this one in my stash though I do have quite a few of colors like this already... but I just can't help myself! However, Fool's Gold didn't really do it for me, it was quite sheer, so I had to paint those tips twice to get at least some coverage and then it became quite a thick coat of polish. I think I'll have to find some better gold one and get rid of this...

Misa BACKbone
Zoya Wednesday 2 coats
Tiia Vanhatapio/Seppälä 2 coats (tips)
OPI Silver Shatter
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


I had really simple mani two years ago for this challenge too as I only wore a single polish:
You can check out the full post of my mani with a-england Merlin here
 

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  1. I love this!!! Really love the accent on the side of each nail!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's really simple mani, but still very pretty. :)

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  2. This Zoya is so beautiful!
    And I like the way you used that shatter/crackle polish..I was just looking at my stash in horror, lol, I don't like them all that much anymore, but this is neat!

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    1. The Zoya is really gorgeous!
      Thank you, I really know what you mean, I don't like them either! Thankfully I only have couple and I think they are still usable if you only use a small amount like this, but I don't really like to wear them as a full mani.

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  3. Kauniit. Kivasti käy hopeinen ja kultainen näissä yhteen, vaikka yleensä itse välttelen tuota komboa. Tykkään näistä kovasti :).

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    1. Kiitos! En miäkään ensimmäisenä oo kultaa ja hopeaa yhdistämässä, mutta ajattelin, että tuon Zoyan lakan kanssa yhdistelmä vois toimia, ja ihan kivaltahan tuo näytti. :)

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  4. This is a great idea for wearing shatter nail polish! Looks gorgeous with the minty Zoya!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad to hear you liked this mani. :)

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  5. Tosi kivan erilainen manikyyri, ihanasti käy nuo värit yhteen. :)

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Kiva kuulla, että tykkäsit tästä yhdistelmästä! :)

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