Aha! I always knew (or hoped) that those countless hours spent watching Pop-Up Video would pay off eventually. Yup, it was while watching Britney shake her moneymaker in the Toxic video (one of my faves) the other that day that I came up with this idea for a Mixed Metal Mani.
You know that nude bodysuit she wears with the diamonds? Wouldn’t that look pretty chic and blingy on your nails? — a minimalist nude nail layered with gold and silver glitter?
Let’s find out!
I started with a base coat, and then slipped on two layers of creamy beige Essie Brooch the Subject, which would be my nude background color.
I wanted a subtle sparkle from the golden glitter — nothing too overpowering — so I chose Essie as Gold as It Gets for its tiny flecks of golden glitter in varying shapes.
(NOTE: Next time I give something like this a try, I just might add a top coat and stop right there. Coupled with a nude background color, I think it’s a very pretty, subdued way to approach glitter.)
Next, to bump up the bling and simulate the diamonds on Brit’s bodysuit, I painted on a layer of Essie Set in Stones, a polish with big bits of silver glitter.
I finished by adding a clear top coat to further enhance the shine.
This particular Mixed Metal Mani’s pretty tame compared to the glitter ombre and two tone ones we’ve tried, but there’s also a time and place for tame. I like the way the nude background showcases the glitter, highlighting it in a subtle, but fun way.
Good mornin’ and happy Thursday!
This is how I felt when I got up this morning…
LOL! But after two cups of tea and a bowl of gruel (aka oatmeal), I felt a thousand times better. I swear I’m ruled by my stomach…
What do you have lined up for today? If you’re braving the crowds, best of luck! It’s a madhouse out there.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,