Thursday, January 3, 2013

New31DC: Day 3 - Gold


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.


11 comments:

  1. Aww it looks crazy green but i still love it :)

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  2. Love it..it looks soooo HOT! Super mani!

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  3. I love Maxxed Out. And i cannot do framed manis to save my life! Yours looks gorgeous x

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  4. While the macro shot is so yummy, it's not the exciting thing in this post in my opinion.
    I am just IN LOVE with your frames!!! I could never get it this clean and perfect. Yours is just SUPER WOW!!!

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  5. ugh i love the frame nails! i've tried this before but they look like crap free-handed. i'll have to try your technique.

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  6. I do like the framed look although I have yet to try it on myself! Maybe this weekend?

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  7. My new fave!!! Love this!! I died laughing when you said you had 10 more polishes lmbo!

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  8. My new fave!!! Love this!! I died laughing when you said you had 10 more polishes lmbo!

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  9. Loving that accent nail! Great gold mani.

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