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!