Black and Gold Baroque Nails

Today’s design is a lovely black and gold baroque/rococo swirl that I put together because I thought the color combination would look nice.

I started by painting my nails with Aimeili Gel Polish in 093 My Fantasy Gold. This polish is a yellow jelly formula with lots of gold glitter flakes. This color has surprisingly good coverage, so it only took 2 coats to get the opacity shown below.

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Disclaimer: This polish photographed more orange than the actual color, but I couldn’t fix the tint without wildly making my skin tone look totally off. I would say My Fantasy Gold is more of a yellow marigold shade.

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Black Rose Gothic Nail Art

Seems like there are so many Halloween nail art videos being shared on social media lately that I wanted to take a completely different approach to the usual kitsch.  With my schedule being so hectic lately, my stamping plates have come to the rescue again.

My weapon of choice?  BP-79 from Born Pretty Store.

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BP-79 from Born Pretty Store. The roses from the top right hand corner of the plate were used for this manicure.

I wanted to have a somewhat Goth look for this one, so I opted to paint my nails red and stamp them with black polish.

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Curve-aceous by Sephora by OPI is a gorgeous shimmery red.

I wanted to make the base color a little darker, but I was afraid that the stamping wouldn’t show on top, so I attempted to add some darker patches with a sponge and Define Good… by China Glaze.

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A very subtle blend of the two colors is accomplished with a sponge dipped lightly in Define Good… by China Glaze.

The stamping was done with Konad Special Nail Polish in Black.

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Every rose has its thorns. A dark take on a classic pattern.

And so here I am, slightly bucking the trend with this sophisticated manicure during Halloween season.  It’s totally perfect because I was told to dress in formal black with a red accent for today’s concert.  🙂  Happy polishing!