Saturday, May 11, 2013

NOTW: Graphic Pink & Silver Inspired by Leah Light

I've said this before, but Instagram is one of my favorite places to go look for nail inspiration, and one of my biggest inspirations recently has been Leah Light. She's a celebrity manicurist located in New Zealand. She posts almost daily and has some of the most awesome gel nail art creations on her instagram. Go check her out! Here's a link to her FB Page.
A LONG while back she did a pink and silver manicure look and it completely inspired me to do this.
Admittedly, I did this manicure a long while back as well, and I'm currently playing catch-up with my NOTW posts, but this has still been one of my favorite manicures I've done recently.
The pink I used was OPI's That's Hot! Pink, which is a bright Barbie pink creme. For the silver stripes, I drew them on with a thin angled brush. I used Urban Outfitters Silver Holo, because I wanted it to have a little bit more dimension than just being a shiny silver. She uses striping tape in her manicures, which you can purchase on Ebay. I don't have any, so I had to go through the painstaking task of drawing on super straight lines.
The glitter I used was Black Cat Lacquer's Let Them Eat Cake on my middle finger, which is a pastel assortment of glitter mixed in with some smaller white glitter. I then used Deborah Lippmann's Some Enchanted Evening, which is a salmon pink glitter on my ring finger.
I love the way this manicure ended up and quite liked the mix of textures and shapes.
I used OPI's Nail Envy and Poshe Fast Dry Top Coat. This manicure lasted about 4 days before I removed it, but it had minimal tipwear or chipping.

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