Friday, February 21, 2014
Hi there! Thank goodness it's finally the weekend! It's been a long week over here, and I'm thrilled to have two days in a row with nothing planned. Like many of you I'm sure, I've been watching the Olympics most evenings over the last several days. Last night, when I was looking around for a manicure inspiration, my eyes alighted on Adelina Sotnikova's skating outfit. Then she won the gold medal and it pretty much sealed the deal.
As skating costumes go, this one is pretty tame. But I love the color combo and you can never go wrong with a little bit of sparkle!
Here's what I came up with! My mani comes off as more gold than her outfit, but that seems fitting when you consider the medal. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze's Mingle with Kringle, a bright gold foil-like polish with some coppery glitter thrown in. I topped that with a coat of Sinful Colors in All About You, a fine gold glitter topper again with copper glitter as well. I wasn't able to quite capture that aged gold/bronze color of Adelina's glitter, but it's pretty nonetheless!
For my accent nail, I used striping tape to create a pattern similar to the skating costume's bodice. I applied one coat of Sinful Colors in Smokin', a neutral dark grey creme. I then removed the tape, et voila! the pattern was created! I had originally wanted to do this on all my nails, instead of just an accent, but it was after midnight when I'd done the one and I just couldn't stay up any later. I must be getting old...time never used to matter when it came to getting the perfect mani!
I hope you guys enjoyed this mani. It was a lot of fun to wear and now I'm thinking I might do a few more skating costume-inspired manicures...the costumes are so pretty and almost all of them have glitter! How could you go wrong? :)
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