Today’s mani didn’t really end up like I had envisioned it, but I thought I’d show you anyway. I had the idea to do some stamping with two different shades of gold, and went with my favorite pattern – houndstooth. I do have to say that this looked better in real life, but, in addition to orange and purple, my camera also hates shiny (I’m looking into getting a new one). Anyway, I did like this, and think it would look equally awesome with a brocade pattern.
For the base, I used OPI Goldeneye (from the James Bond Skyfall collection) and stamped the houndstooth with Bundle Monster plate 322 and Essie Good As Gold.
And here’s a really awkward angle so you can see the pattern better. I really hate how Goldeneye has a tendency to get everywhere. Word to the wise, do not get this on your cuticles. Ever.
For someone who doesn’t really wear metallic polishes, I actually have quite a few golds. What’s your favorite gold polish?