Sunday, September 08, 2013

31DC2013 - Day 08: Metallic? Keys!

Hello unto you all from the depths of my sick self!
Good thing about being sick? 

You have a good excuse not to leave the house and spend a rather cosy Sunday ;) mmmm... was really needing it!

I wasn't particularly inspired for metallic nails and must have taken off something like three whole manis - I tried tape manis, I tried foil (oh, how I loathe thee!) and I tried peacock feathers.

And then I stopped to think for a minute and thought 'what can I freehand that rings metallic?'
And the answer came to me: 'keys!!!' :D

I started by applying two coats of a really smooth metallic gold polish: Bellaoggi Golde Sand.
I could've gotten away with just one but... you know how it is ;)

I then took this picture as inspiration and tried my best to recreate some of the keys there, using a nail art brush and some black acrylic paint.

As BF said, the shapes could be thinner and sharper, for a cleaner look, but I like them nonetheless! :D

I opted for a matte finale, to make them more... 'real', because...

BF said they looked too much like stickers or decals with a glossy topcoat on.

What do you think? Matte or Glossy?

'Oh your nails look amazing. Where did you buy those stickers?' 
'Ahm...nowhere... I painted them myself?...' 
'No way!'
'H£ll, yes way!' 

Did it ever happen to you? Let me know down below and hope you've had a cosy Sunday yourselves ;)

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *


  1. These are beyond beautiful! I am glad that you didn't use a purple base, because this gold nail polish is really gorgeous! It looks so "soft" if you know what I mean. Wow! And you did an amazing job with the keys. The lines are perfect and the shapes too :) And I vote for matte! Definitely looks better and kinda gives a rusty look to it.

    1. I know, right? The purple, although gorgeous, just wouldn't look the same! ;)
      Happy you liked these, sweetie, thank you! **

  2. Amazed you did these freehanded! Hope you feel lots better by tomorrow! I spent the day in my PJs in the house.

    1. Awww - thank you so much: your comment made me smile and that for sure is half way through getting better! ;)
      And PJ Sundays rock! :)

  3. LOvely (: I like the matte version (: your freehand is amazing (:

    1. Yey! We're all for the matte version ;)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment **

  4. Great mani!! I like both versions!! And get better soon!)

    1. Awww, thank you so much, Anastasia - that sure made me feel better already! :)

  5. How cool are those?! I love themmm! They looked like stickers at first, which says a lot of your freehanding skills! I prefer them matte though, it gives it a more antiqu look! Really Mina, I am in awe!

    1. heheheh - thank you so much!!!! **
      That sure does mean a lot - I guess the sticker thing is a huge compliment! :D

  6. Get well soon Mina ^^
    These keys are amazing, I like matte version more than glossy :)

    1. Thank you so much, Irmak - getting there! :D


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