Creative musings in bright colors

I generally dislike animal print, but I knew I had to try something for the Animal theme in the 31 Day Challenge! Moreover, usually when I see a manicure, I can figure out how the design was put together (even if I know it is out of my skill level). This manicure, by Lacquerish, had me completely flummoxed. And it was a BEAUTIFUL manicure! Luckily, she has a tutorial ūüėÄ

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I tried to replicate what she did‚Ķbut my polish is wavy in the wrong direction and thus I had to move fast (so the magnetic particles didn’t stay well), my polish is much more opaque than hers, and unfortunately I tried stamping before it was dry.

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The base I used was Zoya Ziv. I realized I had never used Ziv in a full manicure, so I had to have some photos. She is just stunning. A beautiful gold foil with hints of…angles. Or something. But, beautiful.

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Unfortunately, you cannot see almost any of the gold glitz under my grey magnetic polish. Adding the leopard spots didn’t help.

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Maybe I’ll try this again at some point, but I’m going to need to be more patient (and go for unrealistic colors‚Ķand get a real tiger stamping plate or something)

Colors

  • Gold: Zoya – Ziv
  • Grey: Nails Inc – Trafalgar Square
  • Black: Julie G – Black Sheep

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Oh well, live and learn! I consider this a failure, but a number of people still liked it. Each to their own!

Don’t forget to check out the other animal-themed manis for today!

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