Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tutorial: Gun-Metal Nails by Layering Polishes

Hello everybody! :)

One of the trends this spring (hehe. feeling American!) for nails is Gun-Metal Gray. Since I am restricted by my self-imposed challenge to purchase any other colors than the ones I already own, I discovered an amazing technique to make it seem like I have more colors than I actually do.

This technique is layering polishes. I will show you how to achieve a gunmetal gray effect by layering polishes.
Winmax Nail Art Enamel in Black
Bobbie Basic Special Quick Dry

First, apply your choice of base coat.

Second, apply any black nail polish. As I have said in a past post, I ran out of my old black polish so, all I had left was this nail art polish which had a super thin brush and it left streaky lumps, but that's okay.

Next, pick a very sheer silver nail polish and apply a very thin coat of it so that the black still peeks through a bit.

Then, there you go. As I've said, my nail polish is very streaky cause I used a nail art polish. It'll look lots better if you use a polish with a regular sized brush.

So, yeah! Look forward to more spring-related posts because I have been very into the trends for spring lately.

Hope you like!


Aya said...

I wanna get some Caress polishes :D

Nadine Natalin said...

that's so nice :)the shade is ♥

sugar sugar said...

nice tutorial dear! :3

Hollie said...

awesome! it came out really nice. I better get myself a silver nail polish..hehe.. thanks for sharing.

Hazel said...

i don't have black nail polish i don't think i can ever pull that :))

Ar-Ar Malalis said...

I wonder why I never thought of buying dark shades,I always go with the bright ones! but that definitely looks good on you!

Marie said...

I like the final shade.:D

***** Marie *****