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 :)

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

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

    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 :)


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