I am super excited to be doing my very first twin post with none other than the lovely and extremely talented Marta from Chit Chat Nails. I am lucky enough to know Marta out-side of blogging as well through the nail blogging community. And guys, I can honestly tell you her sweet personality is the exact same in real life as it is on her blog. She has taught me a lot about blogging, either with me asking her out right, or by example from the way she runs her own blog. If by some small chance you haven't seen Chit Chat Nails yet, then hurry up and check it out! Trust me when I say (or type, as the case may be) you'll be there for some time browsing all her different manis.
So let me stop here a moment, and say hello to Martas readers! Welcome!
Alright back to the post:
We decided on a twin post using nail foils from Born Pretty. Personally I had no idea how to use them, I kept thinking that they would look like the Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer which is prohibitively expensive. So with that in mind I tried to re-create a look similar to the Rococo.
|OPI Road House Blues & Revlon Jaded|
I used OPI Road House Blues and Revlon Jaded for my base, then stamped my middle & ring along the side with MASH plate 37 and Essie Penny Talk. I was hoping to capture an "Indian summer" feel, because we have been having some HOT days (all my sons back to school clothes should have been shorts!).
I found the nail foils easy to use in theory, but a lot harder in practise. They kept sticking to my fingers (tweezers are a must!) and I couldn't shape them nicely without getting tiny bits stuck to me. I also had the brilliant (eye-roll please!) idea to to try and stick a large piece of foil to my index and rip small bits off it... yeah... don't do that, that's why my index has basically one large foil chunk.
What do you guys think of the gold leaf look? I am a fan, I defiantly need more practise, but a fan none the less.
Also I want to say thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog today (and every day)! Thank you!
AND Thank you very much to Marta for letting me do a twin post with her : )
Have a great weekend everyone!