31DC – Day 8: Metallic

I don’t hate this as much as I did when I first painted it.

Okay, that was a weak opening.

Let me say instead that I was disappointed with this design at first, but it’s grown on me.

For Day 8’s Metallic theme, I used two of Essie’s Mirror Metallic polishes – Penny Talk and Nothing Else Metals – which have a gorgeous chrome finish. For the feature nails I painted interlacing squares with a small details brush. I accented these with (baby’s first!) Ruffian on my pinky and index nails.

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Unforgiving macro is unforgiving. The lines may not be the tidiest, but man do those colors pop against Mint Candy Apple!

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Not every day of the 31-Day Challenge was a hit. I’m happy I tried something new, though. Metallic polishes look great on their own, but if you’re going to use them for nail art, I recommend you stick to stamping (I hear they’re great for that!).

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