For the manicure I used Sinful Colors Black on Black as the base, Pure Ice Bite Me for the gold sponging and acrylic paint for the white and red. I love how this turned. It reminds me of the Russian Zhostovo painting style with the black background, something that is on my list to try at some point...
Here is the original inspiration from Nail Max (February 2008 issue). Their birds are more graceful than mine, but that just means I need to practice (and to give my birds longer necks)...
As a bonus, here is a tutorial for this manicure that was also featured in the magazine. Click to zoom in for full size...
Sinful Colors Black on Black is a pure jet black cream. It is opaque in one coat, but needed two for even coverage. Formula on this is very nice. In terms of full nail coverage it is comparable to my favorite black, Wet 'n Wild Black Cream. I have not tried stamping with Black on Black yet to see if it works well, but I anticipate that it will work well. Swatches are with no top coat...
|Brand: Sinful Colors|
Collection: Main Line
Color Name/Number: Black on Black, 103
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No
Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Don't forget to check out all the other lovely ladies participating in the challenge...
Biba's beauty corner , Biberlee-Džumbus, Colores de Carol, Emerald sparkle, Hooked on polish, Lacquered Tips, Mateji ustvarjata, My Little Vanities, My Nail Grafiti, Nail crazy, Oje Gemisi Kalkiyor, Omgnoodles, Pink Polish Addict, Polish nail art, Purple Glitters, Taya, The Nail Buff, Welcome To Brianna's World!
Stay tuned for my recap of the challenge... :)
I would love to know what you think of the manicure!
Thanks for looking!