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Brick Nails

1 Jun

I love these nails!  I’ve had bricks on my “To Do” list for a while now.  Why did I wait so long to try it?  Oh wait, that’s right, it took forever!  That’s why!

Of course I didn’t anticipate that.  I initially thought I would start with red and fill in the grout lines with a thin, striping brush after the fact.  I decided against it because I didn’t want the lines to be too straight.  I wanted it to look  imperfect just like real brick.

I started with a base color of Essie Power Clutch then sponged some Sally Hansen Wet Cement over the top of it virgated effect.  To make the bricks I went back in with Julep Boris & Nicole and a small dotting tool.  I love the dimension!  I’m keeping this one on for a few days.  I love it and it was a ton of work, so it deserves to stay put for a while.

Who would’ve thought that brick nail art would have been so fantastic!  This mani was super easy to photograph too.  Bonus!

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28 Responses to “Brick Nails”

  1. Amanda (Mae) June 1, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I love it! This looks amazing! I love the colors too awesome job!

  2. Raggio di Luna June 1, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Beautiful idea and perfect execution! 🙂

  3. Tara June 1, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Wow. This is perfect!!!

  4. sjp73 June 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    This is amazing!!!!

  5. Erin Elizabeth June 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    That looks really good.

    • TopCoatIt June 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Thank you very much Ladies!

  6. Laurie June 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for taking the time because this is awesome!

    • TopCoatIt June 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      You’re welcome and thank you Laurie! 🙂

  7. gnarlygnails June 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    this is SO awesome that i have no words. other than those.

    • TopCoatIt June 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Ha ha! Thanks!

  8. Amanda June 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    How perfect that you used Wet Cement for this!

    • TopCoatIt June 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Oh yeah! I didn’t even think about that.

  9. Pamela Benton June 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    So beautiful and great dimension!

  10. Michaela June 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    awesome!!!!

    • TopCoatIt June 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      Thanks Pamela and Michaela!

  11. Debbie Crumpet June 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    wow, well done – i have failed EVERY time i’ve tried bricks 🙂 xx

    • TopCoatIt June 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Thanks Debbie! I really don’t want to take this one off.

  12. Jenna Froggy June 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    This is really fantastic! I never would have thought anyone could make bricks look this beautiful ❤

    • TopCoatIt June 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Thanks Jenna! Such a simple thing, but I do have to agree that it turned out pretty beautifully.

  13. rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued June 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Wow! I never seen a brick mani done before. You did an excellent job. Pls give us a tutorial 🙂

    • TopCoatIt June 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

      Thanks rmcandlelight!

  14. Crystal June 3, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    Holy crap this is awesome! I love all the different techniques you incorporated – and such depth with the colors! Very unique and cool 😀

  15. Cheryl Cheryl June 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    wow. the bricks even look 3-D. I’d keep this on too!! lol. nice!

    • TopCoatIt June 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      It really did have a ton of dimension! Thanks Cheryl!

  16. Jessica June 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    This design is awesome!! love your technique!

    • TopCoatIt June 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

      Thanks Jessica!

  17. Kripa October 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    This is amazing! Love it!

    • TopCoatIt October 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      Thank you!

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