NOTD: Stained glass

Today is the last day of week 1 of my 13-week challenge, I’ve decided that weekends can be a mash-up of the two themes. For today’s NOTD I was inspired by stained glass windows. Sadly, my nails didn’t turn out quite as gorgeous as the ornate stained glass windows I’ve seen but…heck, my sweetheart knew they were supposed to look like stained glass so I suppose that’s a good sign!

I wanted something that would really pop as the middle color and I also wanted to use foil polishes for this (for no particular reason). Orly Sweet Peacock was the perfect color to use for the diamonds, I think, but I do wish I’d chosen more contrasting colors for the rest of the accent. The silver and gold are a bit too subtle I think. For the rest of my nails I used a silver chrome polish topped with my custom color Galadriel and some chunky holo glitter. Galadriel is a light, creamy shimmer with a bit of glitter but I just wanted more shine after I applied it and the chunky glitter definitely added some shine. One of these days when I’m feeling particularly like punishing myself I’ll do a glitter explosion mani using this glitter, it’s fantastic.

I’m actually really proud of myself for how I laid this pattern out. I did a base of quick-dry white, used my Kiss nail artist pen in black (that I got from my best friend for my birthday!) to do the outline of my pattern, freehand filled in each section using the big  clunky brush that comes with the polish, then outlined with my black striper. Even if I’m not happy with the final product I am really happy with the process 🙂

Please excuse the spot on my index finger; I had to disassemble some furniture and that spot just refused to wash off.

  • Sally Hansen Whirlwind White
  • Orly Sweet Peacock
  • Orly Luxe
  • LA Colors Live (dupe of SH Celeb City)
  • Sally Hansen Crystal Chrome
  • custom franken Galadriel
  • Love & Beauty holo glitter
  • Milani Black Sketch
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2 thoughts on “NOTD: Stained glass

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