07 August 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day Eight, Metallic: Paisley, Taboo, Steampunk, and Studs

Hi everyone! I hate to blog and run, but that's exactly what I'm going to do. It's almost 5 am here and I really need to get up at a reasonable hour in the morning.

Steampunk and paisley metallic nail art

I've had Chanel Taboo in my untried box for a few weeks now, and I thought it would be a great base for some metallic nail art. When I was thinking of designs to pair with it, I eventually settled on paisley and steampunk. Don't ask me why I put the two together - I just thought it would be neat. :)

Steampunk and paisley metallic nail art

I started with two coats of Taboo, and using a fine liner brush did the details with Essie Penny Talk from the Mirror Metallics collection. When that was finished I added touches of Essie Blue Rhapsody, from the same collection, in places to add some variation.

The beauty of Chanel Taboo 583 - swatches coming soon! :)

Steampunk and paisley metallic nail art

The studs are from the Born Pretty Store of course! This design just called for the rarely used ring stud, lol!

Steampunk and paisley metallic nail art

I like the design and idea behind this, but I went pretty quickly so that I wouldn't be up too late. I definitely want to do a steampunk and/or paisley design sometime again soon.

What do you think of this?

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14 comments:

  1. I could stay here and star at your nails forever... <3 love your nails! perfect!

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    1. Lol! Thanks so much, that's so sweet. :) <3

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  2. Patience of a saint, I can't believe you hand detailed all the tiny bits of paisley. I really like this mani!

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    1. Thank you! I find detailed work to be kind of meditative. It's definitely something I enjoy. :)

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  3. I LOVE paisley <3 These are amazing, can't wait to see more paisley designs from you :)

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    1. Yeah! That's good because I really want to do more paisley design! And thanks for the sweet comment. :)

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  4. This is such an awesome design, everything goes so well together from the colors to the different designs.

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    1. Thanks so much Erin! I really appreciate the comment. :)

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  5. This translated so well onto the nails. I love the idea of steampunk and paisley. So unique!

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    1. Thank you Kelli! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  6. Steampunk! <3 I've been wanting to make a nail art using steampunk elements since I saw Hugo! Yours looks really really nice! (and so does your new layout, congrats!)

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    1. Thanks so much Gi! I think you would do awesome steampunk nails and I'd love to see that! And wasn't Hugo a great movie! I loved it, and especially the visuals.

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  7. I have that Taboo and so glad I do! This is gorgeous!

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    1. So glad to hear that! Taboo is a great one - one of those polishes you could appreciate years from now.

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