A girl and her love of nail polish

I missed the Emmy Awards Sunday night because I was watching football instead, but I did scan through the photos from the red carpet looking for inspiration for today’s manicure, Day 26 of the 30 Day Challenge, inspired by fashion.

I found this photo of Tina Fey and used it as inspiration for today’s manicure.

Tina Fey at the Emmys

Photo from eonline.com

I’d like to note at the top that this manicure looked nearly perfect last night, but by the time I was able to photograph it this morning, I was already experiencing significant shrinkage along the cuticle line from the fast-dry top coat. Sorry!

Gold Foil Tip Manicure with Color Club Catwalk Queen

I started with two coats of Color Club Catwalk Queen as the base and then added one coat of Orly Liquid Vinyl on the tips, topped with Poshe fast-dry top coat. Color Club Catwalk Queen was untried for me, for 30 Days of Untrieds.

Gold Foil Tip Manicure with Color Club Catwalk Queen

When I was ready to start the gold leafing, I added one coat of regular top coat to the nail, added the gold leafing and then sealed it with Poshe.

Gold Foil Tip Manicure with Color Club Catwalk Queen

The gold leafing I used is from my stash of vintage nail art supplies. I’m not sure if it’s still available anywhere, but it’s called Nail Nuggets. It comes as one-inch pieces of gold foil. I use an orange stick to rip away small pieces of the foil, dip the tip of the stick in top coat and use that to pick up and place the foil.

Gold Foil Tip Manicure with Color Club Catwalk Queen

Simple, but pretty.

30-Day Challenge, 30 Days of Untrieds

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Comments on: "30 Day Challenge Day 25 – Fashion: Color Club Catwalk Queen" (4)

  1. I just love this!

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