Hello loves! Here we are with Day 3 of the New 31 DC... Gold!
I decided to try the frame mani for today's post! I have seen this several times throughout the last year, and I always enjoy the look. As part of my commitment to trying new techniques, I decided it was finally time to give this one a shot.
The colors I chose are Zoya Dovima, Ciaté Ladylike Luxe, and Crowstoes Maxxed Out. All three were untried, so I am whittling my untrieds down! (The bad news is that I just got about 10 more polishes in the mail yesterday, oops!)
I have started with 2 coats of Dovima on my middle, ring, and pinky. On my index I started with 2 coats of Ladylike Luxe. On my ring finger I added one coat of Maxxed Out, which you can see a macro of below! For my framed nails I added one coat of the opposing color as if I was doing a ruffian mani, leaving a gap at the cuticle and the sides. Then I went back with the original color and added the line at the tip. This is a much easier way to get the framed look than freehanding the frame around the outside. I read about this technique on Chalkboard Nails! I did not add top coat to the framed nails because I wanted to preserve the matte/metallic contrast.
Mmmm, Maxxed Out is so gorgeous and blingy! I wish my photos could demonstrate how awesome this is. It is so holo and sparkly. This mani is what I actual wore on NYE, and I think it was perfect for that occasion.