Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Green and Copper Skittles






Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie is hosting a skittles manicure contest (here), and this is my entry:





I've already shown some manis that could count as skittles, in the sense that I used five different polishes. But I wanted to do something a little more sophisticated for the contest, so I decided to use only two polishes, but five different techniques.





My base color is Butter London Two Fingered Salute (three coats), a gorgeous blueish muted sage green polish with copper glitter. The green is exactly the same color as bronze statues, so I added a picture of Miss Liberty for comparison ;-). I've been lemming this polish for a pretty long time until I found a retailer who ships to Switzerland (Pshiiit). I'm so in love ;-)

On my middle finger I used two coats of Essie Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics Collection), a light copper foil like a brand new, shiny penny. This polish mirrors exactly the color of the glitter in Two Fingered Salute (at least IRL, in the pictures they look slightly different).









My thumb shows a gradient with Penny Talk at the cuticle and Two Fingered Salute at the tip.












On my index I added some dots with Penny Talk and a dotting tool.














On my middle finger I used striping tape and a thick coat of Two Fingered Salute.




















I stamped my ring finger with Penny Talk and Bundle Monster plate BM-204.










On my pinkie finger I added some Penny Talk using the saran wrap method, but not with saran wrap but with a paper towel.











I finished this many with one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer.









12 comments:

  1. This is such a great mani! I'm in love with 2 Fingered Salute <3

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    1. Me too ;-)
      I'm glad you like it, thank you!

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  2. Der Lack von Butter London ist ja wunderhübsch *_* War der limitiert?

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    1. Soweit ich weiss nicht, aber eine USA/Nordstrom Sonderedition, die man in Europa nicht über die offiziellen Quellen erhält.

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  3. I love the mix of techniques, looks great in two colors. Copper goes so well with this type of green. Good luck in the contest! :)

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  4. This is beautiful! Thanks for entering my contest! :D

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    1. Thank you for hosting the contest! It was fun creating this mani, I'm glad you like it.

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  5. This is soooo awesome, I am adding Penny Talk to my wishlist now because of this!

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    1. Thank you so much! Penny Talk is a great polish, you won't regret it ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! I think this won't be the last skittle mani I made ;-)

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