Thursday, September 12, 2013

31DC2013 Day 12 - Stripes

Today is Day 12 of the 31 Day Nail Challenge and the theme today is stripes. I initially had this manicure in mind for the metallic challenge back on day 8, but when it was all said an done, I thought it would look perfect for a stripes pattern. I guess that's one benefit of trying to make manicures ahead of time, I could play musical chairs with them...


This manicure started out with a base of OPI Haven’t the Foggiest, a gorgeous metallic gunmetal gray. Again, I promise to have swatches of this collection to show you soon! Using silver and black studs from the Born Pretty Store, I created the rows of studs...



The studs from The Born Pretty Store are sold in small bags, but I like to transfer them to these easy to store containers. There is a lots of studs in each package....





What do you think of this manicure? Something a little edgier? :)

P.S. This post is pre-scheduled while I'm on vacation. I may not be able to respond to comments until I return, but I greatly appreciate them and will respond as soon as I return!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
** For more information please see the disclosure policy **

17 comments:

  1. that's stunning! Do you happen to recall the size of the studs? i'd like to pick some up!!
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Turned out great and really matches the military trend that seems to have some staying power this fall ~

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, this is out of control! I can't even....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you so much everyone!! I'm so glad you like the look of this and the studs!

    @ashley_sb06, the black ones are these 1.5mm ones and the silver ones are 2mm.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ah, thank you! I suspected they were different sizes but i just wanted to be sure! i have those exact studs in reverse sizes so i might just give this a go and see how it turns out!
    Thanks for your help!

    ReplyDelete
  6. ashley_sb06, you are very welcome! I hope you do give this a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am totally into studs right now-but am wondering the best way to make them stick and not fall off. Right now I'm just using topcoat, but I've also been told to try nail glue-I bought some but haven';t tried yet. Besides this being gorgeous-I was wondering what you did to get them to stick!

    ReplyDelete
  8. @Fingers, I used just a top coat to seal these in because I didn't intend to keep it on for more than a few hours. Although without picking I think they would last much longer. When I want the rhinestones or studs to last for a while or I want to skip the topcoat (like with swarovski crystals), I use nail glue or super glue to attach them. Just be careful not to get it on your skin.

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOVE! Where did you purchase the cute containers from? I saw some on the Born Pretty site but the lids were black...
    Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I got these containers a long time ago so I don't remember exactly where. They are lip balm jars and you can find them on ebay or sites such as this :)

      Delete

I love getting comments and reading what you have to say! So don't be shy... comment! :D

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...