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For today's #manimonday, I took Saturday's swatch of Every Month is Oktoberfest and added nail art with a Models Own that I won in a giveaway and some water decals from Born Pretty Store sent me for review.
Though it looks far more complicated, this nail art really only needed two polishes.
|L-R: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, Models Own 25 Carat Gold|
This sheet is called the Elegant Necklace Chain Pattern , and it's pattern T301 (Gold). These applied like any other water decal - you begin by cutting out the decal you want to use, removing the plastic protector sheet on top, then soaking the decal in water for 10-20 seconds until it slides off the paper backing. Then you apply it to a dampened nail and position where you want it, then carefully sop off the excess water with a piece of paper towel or other absorb-y material. You can then use either a hair dryer, or in my case, a fan, to thoroughly dry the decal before top coating again to hide the edges and seal it into place.
Although I loved the glossy version of this nail art shown above, I couldn't help but try matting it as well with NYC Matte Me Crazy. I think the results are gorgeous and I'll let you decide for yourself with some side-by-side pictures.
I particularly like how the matte tones down the reddish hue and lets the purple really shine through. It really makes the gold marbling stand out.
I actually haven't done any color editing in these pics. Something about that reddish shimmer in EMIO really freaked out my camera and made it turn my skin a bit reddish as well.
I love the rich look of this manicure and the water decals are definitely a huge part of adding that feel. If you like these, be sure to check out the rest of the nail art supplies selection. Remember that when you make a purchase, you can use discount code FXX31 for 10% off regularly marked items in your cart!
Hope you're all off to a good start of the week, and I'll see you tomorrow!