I’ve said this before, but Instagram is one of my favorite places to go look for nail inspiration, and one of my biggest inspirations recently has been Leah Light. She’s a celebrity manicurist located in New Zealand. She posts almost daily and has some of the most awesome gel nail art creations on her instagram. Go check her out! Here’s a link to her FB Page.
A LONG while back she did a pink and silver manicure look and it completely inspired me to do this.
Admittedly, I did this manicure a long while back as well, and I’m currently playing catch-up with my NOTW posts, but this has still been one of my favorite manicures I’ve done recently.
The pink I used was OPI’s That’s Hot! Pink, which is a bright Barbie pink creme. For the silver stripes, I drew them on with a thin angled brush. I used Urban Outfitters Silver Holo, because I wanted it to have a little bit more dimension than just being a shiny silver. She uses striping tape in her manicures, which you can purchase on Ebay. I don’t have any, so I had to go through the painstaking task of drawing on super straight lines.
The glitter I used was Black Cat Lacquer’s Let Them Eat Cake on my middle finger, which is a pastel assortment of glitter mixed in with some smaller white glitter. I then used Deborah Lippmann’s Some Enchanted Evening, which is a salmon pink glitter on my ring finger.
I love the way this manicure ended up and quite liked the mix of textures and shapes.
I used OPI’s Nail Envy and Poshe Fast Dry Top Coat. This manicure lasted about 4 days before I removed it, but it had minimal tipwear or chipping.