Sunday, December 27, 2009

Old N-Art-OTD: icy gradient using BB Couture Electric Avenue, ChG Nova and Claire's Hollywood


I'm flying to New York tonight so I thought I might post a pic of a mani inspired by cold, ice and snow. I've tried a few gradients before but this was the first that turned out presentable. It was so hugely thick by the time I was done with it, it looked like I had fake nails on.

Indoors with flash:

In the lightbox:


Outdoors in the sun:


I used BB Couture Electric Avenue (a icy pale blue jelly that took five coats to even start to resemble opaque), Claire's Hollywood (a mix of fine silver glitter and small holo glitter) and China Glaze Nova (big hex glitter mixed with small holo glitter). I messed up a couple of times so I kept on having to paint new coats of everything on top of what I had already done: by the end, there were at least a dozen coats of polish (including base and top). Took forever to dry and I got bubbles but I loved this look and kept it on for over 36 hours (which is a lot for me these days!) Just long enough to wear to my SO's work's holiday party at least.


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6 comments:

gildedangel said...

Ooo, that is beautiful!

Get Nailed said...

Very pretty! The big chunky glitter looks so great mixed with the little stuff.

Mocha Mish Mash said...

Gorgeous, perfect for this time of year!

Lucy said...

That is gorgeous. Does look like fake nails because it's so thick.

nihrida said...

Wow! Love this mani! Well done, flinty! =)

flinty said...

Thanks all! :D

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