14.6.13

The Nail Files: Gotta Be Gatsby


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Inspiration for this week's mani (aside from the book and movie):



What I used:



My take:





I posted pictures of both hands because I did different feature fingers. It's kind of hard to see in these pics but I actually did a gradient from silver to gold before adding the tape and covering them with Black Expressionism. Also, nobody told me how hard it would be to get a sharp triangle edge, and I was so disappointed when I removed the tape to see that it wasn't crisp. Boo.


Luckily, instead of deciding to redo everything (which wasn't at all appealing) I got out my gemstones and stuck them wherever there was a problem. And you know what? I think that it turned out great! I even put a daisy of stones on one finger to be even MORE Gatsby-ish. But, as cool as this looks, I don't think that it'll be one that I do again. The taping took forever, and after all of that effort, the edges still weren't clean. *shakes fist* However, maybe there's an easier way to do it, but until I know what that is, I'm going to stick to more freehand designs. I'm open to any hints you guys have, though!


Have a great weekend, everyone, and thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!


11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The first picture really captures that Art Deco feel.

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  2. Love these... You are so creative with your nail art! I love how you added the bling.

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  3. I LOVE the rhinestone detail! Such a good idea!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  4. I can't believe the nail tape didn't leave crisp edges! Booooo!

    Your quick thinking saved the day, and awesome idea with the metallic gradient :)

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kali

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  5. I think this mani looks awesome...great save! :)

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  6. The black with metallic is amazing. I just love the art deco feeling of the design!!!!! Stop being so awesome please k thanx.

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  7. I love it, as always! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xo Amber

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  8. This is so pretty! You did such a great job!

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  9. Love this! I definitely will have to try!

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  10. Love love love. I love your take on it!

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