So today is metallic nail day! Originally, I was gonna cheat today, because I recently purchased a new OPI nail polish, A Woman’s Prague-ative, and desperately wanted to share it with you! IT’S SO GORGEOUS OMG. Gorgeous enough that when this nail challenge is over, I will be swatching and reviewing it for you. It’s too beautiful to be lumped into this post! But enough about that.
After work today, I was browsing through my favorite Youtube channels, and stumbled upon a nail art design done by the lovely Meliney (link to her channel here). It featured 5 different ways to make a puzzle piece manicure. I watched her paint her nails, then looked at my beautiful orange-y bronze OPI nails. And then it hit me. I needed to make puzzle nails, stat. I love the pairing of orange and purple (especially since fall is quickly approaching), so I knew I needed to pick the perfect purple to pair with a Woman’s Prague-ative. I originally tried out this design with another metallic polish, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail color in Purple Gala, but it ended up being just too busy. So I actually decided to use the deep, vampy, creme purple from one of my Revlon Moon Candy duos, 280 Orbit. It paired ideally with A Woman’s Prague-ative- the puzzle pieces are defined well and the colors mesh beautifully!
To make the puzzle pieces, I used the tape method. I cut 4 small pieces of tape, and placed them around my nail like so.
Then, I painted Orbit over top of the tape, and immediately pulled the tape off to create crisp lines, producing a design like so. Warning: at this stage, your cuticles will be pretty messy (at least mine were)
From there, I put little circles in the two polish colors on the edges of the blocks to make the puzzle pieces. And VOILA! The final look! Pictures below are with OPI topcoat.
I hope you guys love this as much as I do! Let me know in the comments below!
Please feel free to share your 31DC2013 designs with me- I love seeing your nail art! And please, if you like this design, share it! It means the world to me!
Tomorrow is rainbow day! Who doesn’t love rainbows? I have a special design in mind for tomorrow, I hope you guys will like it!
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