Monday, April 4, 2016

NAILS | BCD NAIL ART CHALLENGE WEEK 5 - Moody Metallic Gradient #BCDNAILS

Last week's Mosaic BCD Nails Challenge (here) took a ridiculous amount of time to do and I was pretty proud of myself for putting in the hours so I decided to keep them for the weekend. It put me one manicure behind for this challenge, but I will hopefully be able to make it up this week! I had a bit of rough week at work and though nothing bad happened, I was just feeling a bit overwhelmed and with Week 5's theme being "Emotion", I thought that instead of being "social media happy", I'd do a manicure that showcased how much of a moody *ahem* witch I was last week.

Using mark. by Avon's new Precious Petals Trend Mini Nail Lacquers in Steel Magnolia* and Green Thumb* as well as some Avon nail studs, I thought I'd go with conveying how icy blue my soul felt all of last week. Dramatic, I know.


Though the polishes look prety good in pictures, they were actually not very easy to work with. The first coats for both polishes applied extremely patchily, but was reasonable by the time I got to the second coat.



Avon now carries nail stud wheels, so I took these tear-dropped shaped studs and applied them to my center two nails after applying top coat.These polishes actually dry matte, so if you prefer a matte metallic finish, just dot top coat onto where you would like the studs on the nail as opposed to the whole nail.



I felt like the manicure needed a bit more, so I sponged on a gradient and honestly hoped for the best!



Check out Naomi (@bellezzabee) and Traci's (@drinkcitra) creations for this week and stay tuned for 25 more weeks of #BCDNails! Tag us if you feel like joining in!

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