Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Blues: Gold Leaf Nail Art

This is very exciting, because starting today, I'll be taking part in the Monday Blues, which is a manicure challenge, where every Monday, you post about the newest blue color that has been on your nails.

Since this is my first time,I wanted to be all cool and not keep it simple, so I decided to do something I had seen,wanted to but had not tried yet. In blue of course :)

Here's what I did


Yes, I normally don't use Photoshop for any of my nail posts,unless the true color doesn't come out in photos and I need to twitch it to make it look like the real deal. But in this case, it wasn't a post about the color, it was about the pattern, and since the lighting was awful for some reason, I went all Vogue on the picture. Looks pretty neat though, if I may say so.


If you're wondering HOW I did it, have no fear, tutorial is here!

The Quick and Easy HOW-TO

Despite what it looks like, it's easier to do than you might think.
You only need one thing: 
A plastic wrapper. Like a sandwich wrapper. I personally used the plastic bag the bread was in. You need one that is quite stiff, so that it holds its shape.



What do to:

Step 1. Paint your nails in the color of your choice. Monday Blues meant blue for me, but next time I am definitely doing black.

Step 2. Crinkle the plastic wrapper. Hold it in your hand and try to make a petal-like shape,like so


Step 3. Apply some gold polish on the crinkled wrapper with the brush. Try not to put too much polish on it. If you feel you have,then just dab the excess off on a paper or a paper towel.
Should look like this, just more crinkled, I let it loose when I was taking the photo.


Step 4. The Awesome Step!
Dab the gold polish filled foil on your nails. If you see there's not enough polish on your foil anymore, brush some more on.


And there you have it!


Make sure you check out the other ladies taking part in the Monday Blues Challenge to see what blues they used today:

Gosia from Life in Color!
Mihaela from Lacquerbuzz
Mandy from Chameleon Stampede
Marisa from Polish Obsession


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19 comments:

  1. I love this blue and gold combo!! So pretty.

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    1. Might look even better on a more turquoise blue. Need to try more combos! And then with silver too

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  2. What a great idea! The gold looks so pretty over that blue. I think I will try this sometime. Thanks for sharing! Stacie xo

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    1. Definitely show me when you try! :D

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  3. oh I've never tried this method before!! It looks great!!

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    1. I was just thinking:
      saran wrap - check
      sandwich wrapper - check
      salt,pepper,dirt - check

      Wonder who's gonna discover what next! It's a bit exciting :P

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  4. I love this idea, its so simple yet so creative and the effect is gorgeous! Love the blue!

    Becky

    beckys makeup

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    1. I'm always fascinated what nail techniques people come up with too!

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  5. Oh wow, these look awesome! I didn't realise how easy they are to do!x

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    1. Yeah,some really complicated looking things end up needing 10 mins to do :)

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  6. Love that gold shade and it looks incredible with the blue!!

    Found you on BBU blog hop... Following you. :) xx

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    1. Gonna have to try it with silver too,love the combo options! :)

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  7. May have to give this a try with shellac! :)

    Lola | LolaStarHearts.com x

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    1. You can probably do a bronze shade instead of the gold.Think it will look pretty awesome! And of course I'll wanna see it! x

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  8. Such a lovely nail design as well as your blog. I am now following chica, can't wait to see more :)
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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    1. Love that you like it! Thank you so much! If you have something particular you'd want me to post about,let me know! ;-)

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  9. I absolutely love the design, I would never have imagined it went SO SO well with the light blue. What I originally had in mind upon hearing of the Blue Monday was a navy blue & gold combo, like the shade in this pic: http://d1535dk28ea235.cloudfront.net/preset_64/tumblr_m39mhnw95j1qenai8o1_400.jpg This is what my current nail polish looks like, but I'm missing the fabulous aforementioned gold tone. Looking forward to another lovely tutorial! Hugs, Madeline.

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