Friday, January 20, 2012

Abstract Metal Mani

Hello Lacquer Luvers! I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday! Today I will be sharing an abstract nail design with you along with a polish that was gifted to me by my sister. I was beyond excited when I opened my sister's gift to me for Christmas. She got me two pretty polishes from Claire's. The one I'm sharing with you today is called Dark Green. It is a metallic polish from their Point The Finger line. You all know how much I love greens and this one is right up my alley.

I began my manicure today with a coat of Essie's Grow Faster for my base. Once dried, I applied three coats of Dark Green. This polish has a metallic finish. As you can imagine, and as with most metallic polishes, this one did leave brush strokes on my nails. Honestly, I didn't mind that so much because I just loved the color! Dry time for this polish was average.

For nail art, I chose two abstract designs off of the same image plate to play with. The image plate I used is BundleMonster's BM-208. I alternated the design on each finger which made my pinky, middle and thumb the same, and my ring and pointer fingers the same. I used Konad Special Stamping Polish in black for the nail art. I topped my manicure off with Essie's Good To Go fast-drying top coat. This was the first time I used anything besides Seche Vite over stamping. Most topcoats have a tendency to smear stamped designs. To my surprise, this one didn't & I was very happy about that.

So Lacquer Luvers, what do you all think of this manicure? I'm quite fond of this shade of green on my skin tone. I love that the stamping covers up some of the brush strokes, too. Would you wear this color or this design? How do you feel about metallic polishes? As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!



  1. LuvMyLacquer is tremendous. So much prettier then that "crackle" polish. Shows your talent. LuvMyLacquerMom

  2. ¡Qué manicura tan bonita! Es preciosa.


  3. I love the color! Such a pretty green! Love the stamping! Beautiful!

  4. This is awesome! I love the green base and your stamping is perfect! Really nice job.

  5. Ooh, sooo pretty! I don't know what I love more about the name, the "Spoiled Rotten" or the "Point the Finger", lol. ;)

  6. Great!!! ♥ Will copy it tomorrow. :-)