Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Stolen Art Deco...

I spotted this
Image via www.thebeautydepartment.com

on a relatively new US blog The Beauty Department, and I immediately dug out my polishes to see what I had in my stash to steal the look.

Squee! I had everything I needed. Just as well as this was at 9pm and I was doing to die, DIE I tell you, if I didn't get this onto my nails immediately.

show my hinky-pinkie some love pls...

This is what I rustled up out of my magic pink bag...

1 coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Cure then 2 coats of Catrice Clay-ton, My Hero as a base colour:

Then I blobbed a bit of Avon Mirror Shine Polish in Gold Foil

 onto a spare bit of tin foil (a la Cherry Sue who is my current Nail Art Queen)

and using an old paint brush (that I robbed off my daughter), I carefully painted arches onto my nails

After the gold dried, I blobbed a bit of Avon Matte Polish in Black onto the tin foil ...

and using the paint brush, carefully painted black arches just under the gold ones, like so :

  And one that had dried I covered up any bits in the black that had a bit of gold polish shining through

and then finished off with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry to un-mattify the Matte Polish.

I admit I did one hand in the relative dark while watching TV with the hubs and I mucked it up badly so I had to start again. I blame the dark, not the (Mahoosive) Baileys I was drinking at the time. Also I struggled with my pinkies, and I didn't have a nicely rounded brush like they do, but I am pretty damn proud of my effort.

What do you think?


  1. They're absolutely amazing!!! I am in the love and need to try and fail miserably ;) Good work missus :)

  2. I've been trying to re-create this look for ages but every time i try and do it a polish or paint brush goes missing! i love it, yours look perfect!


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