Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 8 - Metallic Nails

I really enjoyed this design. I created it myself. I have literally have never heard of anyone else do a film reel style nail art design. And to go even further I have never heard of anyone try an "old style countdown before a movie starts" design either! I really out did myself here.

This design represents me because my boyfriend Dane is into making youtube videos for his channel. Check him out on They are sketch comedy type videos so if you are due for a little laugh then this is the channel to watch. He also wants to become a cinematographer and that actually inspired me to want to be a costume designer someday. So all in all, videos, film, and youtube is a big part of my life.

Moving right along I have for you, a little thing I would like to call a tutorial. If you prefer youtube

If you prefer Tumblr

Any decision you make please keep your arms and legs inside at all times and enjoy the tutorial.

First I painted my nails with a holographic silver paint. (The holographic part is not necessary).

Next I made 2 horizontal thin black likes at the top of my nail and 2 horizontal thin black likes at the bottom of my nail.

Then I made vertical even thin black lines inside the horizontal lines, making sure to keep the middle clear of black paint like so.

After that I made a thick horizontal line in the middle and made the edges a bit less harsh by curving the sides in like so.

To start on my thumb, I made a cross in the middle of my nail making sure to bring the edges of the cross to the edge of my nail.

Next I made a white line to the corner of my nail and filled it in. I don't think it matters what corner you pick.

After that I made 2 white circles around the center of my nail, like so.

Then I painted an 8 in black in the center, top coated, and done. You may do whatever number you want. I just did an 8 because its day 8 of the nail challenge.

Here are the colors I used

509 HD by Milani 3D Holographic
Black Onyx by O.P.I
Alpine Snow by O.P.I

Here are the tools I used.

And here is the finished product.

Although it was a lot of work, I still really enjoyed this creation. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Tomorrow is rainbow day! Guess what I have is store!

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