Sunday, 14 August 2011

NOTD - Hot Lava

Stand back, it'll burn ya!  

These nails were Pixie A La Mode's idea and turned out to be one of the prettiest manicures I've ever done! It's meant to look like molten magma, I think it's quite effective! 



To do this I started with a base of 2 coats of Barry M Tangerine (which is a shimmery bright orange) then when that dried I added a large drop of Models Own 25 Karat Gold polish (shimmery gold) and a large drop of a shimmery bright red polish (it's a really old one from Icing with no name) and swirled them together using a tiny dotting tool. When that was all dry I added a coat of black crackle (I used Barry M Nail Effects). 

I think it looked gorgeous! Because the black crackle is matte on top of the shimmery red and golds it really looks like the drying surface of magma. Fantastic idea Pixie :D

9 comments:

  1. THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This is an awesome idea, it looks really really cool!

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  2. Oooh. Love that shimmering orange you layered.

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  3. That is an awesome idea! I have a black crackle and never really cared for it, but looking at your nails makes me think I just haven't used it in the right way!

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  4. Very pretty, the orange/red colour underneath the crackle looks lovely and shimmery, it really stands out under the crackly burnt crust :) xx

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  5. DOOD, this is teh awesome. I wish I was craftier with nails :3

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  6. Wow, neat idea with all of the layering!

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  7. Robyn:
    Aww man I used to love that game! Now I'm looking around my room trying to work out how I could get around if the floor should actually turn to lava :P

    Ruthy:
    It's possibly my favourite orange acutally!

    Jessi M:
    I'm bloody obsessed with crackle polish :P I get bored of my nails easily and it';s such a quick and simple way to liven up manis.

    Gemx:
    Thank you! I agree, I love the shiny shimmer with the matte black all crusted over the top.

    Cydonian:
    Well this was dead easy. I wish I could do proper nail art but I am too rubbish using my left hand to ever do it right :(

    Snarky P:
    Hooray! My nails are full of win! :D

    Vulcan_Butterfly:
    It is, Pixie is very clever! :D

    kathyeffingjacobs:
    Thank you! I want to do it again!

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