Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Throwback Week: Recreating a 2015 Mani

by - Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello! It is final exam time at nail school right now so I'm a day behind, but don't worry - I will definitely finish the DD challenge this month! :)

Today I'm sharing a recreation of a look I really loved but that never got a full feature on my blog. That's because it was a guest post I did for another blogger. So now that I got a chance to recreate it I can finally fully share it with you over here, too.

My original look was a guest post for Workaday Beauty and it was for a Splurge Worth It type linkup we both participated in with the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group. :) You can check out the full post I did for her here!

The focus of this mani is supposed to be the OPI Man With the Golden Gun real gold topper, but I think the negative space is pretty spiffy looking too. :)

I started off with naked nails, used vinyls to section off my nails, and then painted them in with Ceramic Glaze Pure and Little Black Dress. When they were dry I applied my gold top coat and then sealed everything with some regular top coat.

I haven't used this topper in ages, and because of that most of the gold had sunk to the bottom of the bottle. If I had been thinking I would have rested it upside down for a bit to shift the flakes to the brush, but I wasn't so instead I had to go fishing to get the flakes I did use.

I also feel like the flakes are a lot smaller than they were last time I used them... I wonder if that is the product changing, or just bad luck from my fishing? Hmm...

Anyway, that's it for today! :) Let me know what you think, and thanks for visiting! xx

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  1. The design looks great! I like that gold flakie topper too.

  2. Oh my, these are stunning, and so classy and artsy, I feel like they should be in a high-end shopping street. Wow.

  3. I love this look and the gold flakies really make it extra special! <3


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