First, is it me or is Blogger messing with cell phone pics? These pics look waaaaaaaaaaaay better on my phone... What is the point of having a mobile app if the pics look bad??? Ok, rant over. I wanted to play around with different textures. Then inspiration struck me: chrome + matte= awesome.
A few months ago, The Bling Collection was genereous and offered a bottle of their SpotLight Nail Shine in Cleopatra Gold. You can check out my original review here. I immediately wanted to use Cleopatra Gold for this half-moon manicure. In 2 coats, I had gold chrome goodness on my nails.
Then I placed reinforcement stickers, to created the half-moons. I wanted something matte to offset the bling of Cleopatra Gold. The perfect polish for this task? Orly Vinyl from the Matte Couture collections a few years back. I then used two coats of Vinyl, although if you're careful, you can get away with one. I waited for it to dry completely, peeled the stickers off and voila! A perfect manicure!
I love playing around with different textures, do you?