This is a quick roundup post for my November / Metallic #WNAC2014 (Weekly Nail Art Challenge). The theme for the month was metallic, which was the perfect theme for leading into the holidays, I would say!
For my bonus abstract nails, I created a wavy pattern using a "one stroke" technique over Marc Jacobs Enamored Midnight In Paris, a stunning navy creme with a teal undertone. The waves were created with a flat brush and Cult Cosmetics Melrose Place & PCH.
The second WNAC post was texture, and I wanted to go quite subtle, so I ended up starting with a base of Chanel Rose Moire, which is a really lovely pale pink metallic polish. It's a bit frosty, so to hide the brushstrokes (and add a bit of texture) I applied a matte top coat (JINsoon Matte Maker) over a pattern I created with some striping tape. I added Dance Legend Fiji for a textured nail, and used ILNP Champagne Blush for the ring finger and patterned accent on the pinky. There's also a little textured stud from Born Pretty Store on the ring finger, because why not?
For the third week we decided on another gradient design. I was already wearing a nude polish that I mixed to match my skin tone (using a whole bunch of other polishes), and the insanely gorgeous Enchanted Polish Amazing on my accent nail. Then, I had the idea of creating a gradient just down the center of my nails, so I grabbed my standard favorite holos Color Club Beyond & Kismet to sponge on. I really love how they turned out, and I was shocked at how many compliments I received while working when I wore them.
The last post for the month was colorblocking. My lovely co-hosts (@missbellatracey & Simply Nailogical) and I all bought the same three Joe Fresh polishes a few months ago (Kaleidoscope, Twilight, and Granite Glow), and we had planned to create some sort of nail art using all three, so it's been a long time coming. Cristine (Simply Nailogical), came up with a quick sketch for some inspiration, then we each sort of did our own thing, and I think they turned out really cool.
Our December challenge should be fun too, with lots of sparkle for the holidays! Feel free to join in, if you're up for it! You can use the hashtag #WNAC2014 or tag me on Instagram @kgrdnr. :)
Thank you for reading!