Black and Gold Mish Mash

30 Jul

I LOVE THIS MANI!!  I seriously can’t stop looking at it!  And it photographed so well!  Monica was looking for some ideas for black and gold combinations.  This is what I came up with.

I’ve got five different ideas to show you here.  First, on my pinkie, how can you go wrong with a gradient?  My black is China Glaze Liquid Leather.  Then I sponged on Sinful Colors This Is It and a little Milani Gold Glitz.  On my ring finger, I started with a base of Sinful Colors This Is It, then with a fine striping brush on some feathery, grassy stripes with Liquid Leather, then a few stripes of This Is It on top of the black.

On my middle finger, I used some craft scissors to cut a fancy edge in some tape, then polished This Is It over Liquid Leather.  Then sponged on some Milani Gold Glitz to help bring out the gold.    On my index finger, I started with Milani Gold Glitz then free handed “the claw” design.  Just in case anyone was wondering why I call this “the claw,” it’s because the colored part resembles a talon to me.

My thumb is my favorite!  I seriously couldn’t stop looking at it!  Again, the black is China Glaze Liquid Leather, but I cheated a little with the gold.  It’s an acrylic craft paint.  It’s a gold metallic and it’s fantastic!  I used a small striping brush just like on my ring finger, but started from the side.  I might have to do a whole mani like this.  So pretty.

10 Responses to “Black and Gold Mish Mash”

  1. Amanda (Mae) July 30, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I LOOOOOVVVVEEE this mani! I especially love the little starburst ones! your thumb and ring finger! This whole mani is awesome!! ❤

  2. nailpolishgalorekayla July 30, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    So pretty!

  3. Jenna Froggy July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Hmmm, this is a great combo! I especially love the ring finger!

    • TopCoatIt July 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks Jenna!

  4. gnarlygnails July 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    this is awesome as hell!!!

    • TopCoatIt July 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      Ha ha! Thanks!

  5. Monica July 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    LOVE THIS MANI SO MUCH!! thank you Rachel! i love all 5 of them and absolutely gonna wear this mani for my sister engagement! ❤
    cant decide which is the best bcz all of your fingernail was so awesome!

    • TopCoatIt July 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      You’re so welcome! I’m thrilled that you like these designs!

  6. Peita O'Sullivan July 31, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    WOW absolutely awesome mani!!!!! Love the originality & designs 🙂

  7. Nidia Doherty August 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I would have thought those starbursts were needle-marbles! Wow, great job, and so creative.

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