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Green and Gold Art Deco Nails

I do enjoy a good bandwagon-jumping-on party!  When I saw the gorgeous art deco nails Whitney at dressedupnails.com posted on Reddit, I knew I had to have a go, warnings about the amount of time it takes be damned!  I'm made of time! Yeah...really should have listen there cos these really do take an extraordinary about of time to do!

To start, I applied three coats of a polish I've been meaning to use for a while, OPI Goldeneye from the Skyfall collection.  It's such a beautiful gold, I have no idea why I haven't used it sooner.  Look at the macro shot below, haven't seen a foil that pretty in ages.  Once it and the extra coat of Seche Vite I added on top cos I'm impatient was dry I set to work with my striping tape.  I've only used it for stripes before so I had no idea what I was in for, trying to get tape ends to line up properly.  I didn't do anything special with the tape, just copied the designs from Whitney, embellishing where I felt like it.  On top of the tape I applied two coats in quick succession of Revlon Posh.  I should have gone with a darker, hunt green like I was originally going to but alas, Posh will have to do.  








The Verdict:  I love art deco everything so this one is a winner for me.  It's funny how the lines look drawn on the green rather than the green over the top but I'm ok with that.  Thanks for the idea Whitney!

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  1. Gorgeous! Props to you for recreating these!!

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  2. Ooh, these look amazing! It really does look like the gold is the one that's overlaid, too. Can't even imagine how long this must have taken. Awesome job!!

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  3. So perfect. Both you and Whitney have inspired me now!

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  4. This is so pretty! How do you get the stripe to line up to do those sharp corners? I think I would have gone for a striper.

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  5. WOW! This is amazing!! I agree, Goldeneye is such an amazing polish! I got it for Christmas and I've already used it several times!

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  6. squeee! i love yours. i want goldeneye SO BADLY and you've reminded me that i have posh and have yet to try it and really need to. good call not replicating the pointer design exactly, that one was by far the biggest pain in the ass haha. these look so good!

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