Sunday, 5 August 2012

Stud It!

Sorry for the week-long blogging absence, university is back in full swing and my hours at work have picked up again which hasn't left me much time to take and edit photos. You'll notice I have started watermarking my photos due to the recent photo theft that's been going on (if you're interested you can read about some of it on Nailed It's blog here). I'm not expecting anyone to think that my photos are worth stealing, but better safe than sorry right? Unfortunately, this means that photo editing takes even longer. Please bear with me, I'll try and get my posts up as soon as I can!

On to my newest design. The ringed/outlined/bordered/whatever-you-want-to-call-it look has really taken off, and while I'm not really a massive fan of the look, here is my interpretation:

I've included so many photos due to the versatility of this polish, it's a different colour from every angle! (A triple-chrome as opposed to a duo-chrome maybe? Ha!) I've used OPI's 'Yokohama Twilight', which I bought purely because the name holds sentimental value for me.  It's a good thing that the name holds such value for me, because this is a colour I wouldn't normally have picked up, and I would have been missing out on such an amazing thing! Apparently this colour is discontinued, but if you're in Australia I definitely suggest you get to your nearest David Jones and pick up a bottle as they somehow got a hold of some.

For this design I've layered two coats of 'Yokohama Twilight' over 2 coats of OPI's 'Light My Sapphire', which is an almost-black colour. Layering it over a dark colour really brings out the blue/green in it! Here's a couple of colour swatches, the swatch on the left is layered over 'Light My Sapphire', and the right swatch is 'Yokohama Twilight' by itself. It's essentially two nail polishes in one bottle :)

Moving on! The studs I've used are from the Born Pretty Store. They're the 1.5mm round black studs. The link to the item is here. They are essentially the same as the studs I used in my Judas design, just a different shape and colour. They're easy to apply (just pop them into your wet top coat and do another coat over the top to secure them), and they're relatively flat so they don't catch on stockings or hair or anything else that nail art is notorious for snagging. They're extremely light (being made from aluminium) and smooth too, so you don't even realise you have them on. Plus the Born Pretty Store has free worldwide shipping. Perfect!

I'll admit that this design did take a lot of time and patience, as putting each stud on one by one took literally all night. Definitely make a trip to the toilet before you start this one because you don't want to screw it up! ;)


  1. Wow, that looks just so amazing! You are so patient :)
    I also wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award, follow my blog back for the Award!

    1. Thanks! I'll get the award post up as soon as I get a moment to answer all the questions! :)


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