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Monday, October 6, 2014

Metallic Herringbone Nail Art

Metallic herringbone nail art by @chalkboardnails

Here's a pattern I haven't tried before: herringbone! I gave it a go with some metallic shades for a look that feels very "Gatsby" to me. If I had a black base it'd be pretty on the nose, eh? Halfway through the pattern, I alternated the way the herringbone was going for a little extra twist on the look. Is this a look you would wear?

Metallic herringbone nail art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
Deborah Lippmann Harlem Nocturne
Deborah Lippmann Autumn In New York

Like a few other chromes that have come out recently, these new Deborah Lippmann shades dry down to a brilliantly reflective finish with high pigmentation and very few brushstrokes. However, they also suffer from some of the issues that can plague chromes, like streaky application and quick chips. I applied Harlem Nocturne over a bare nail, which seemed to work fine. If you're having issues with chips, try combining the chrome with a creme base in nail art for a look that will probably last you a bit longer!

Metallic herringbone nail art by @chalkboardnails

Have you tried herringbone nail art before? I want to give it another go, maybe with shades of grey and thinner lines.

9 comments:

  1. Pretty! The two colors work well together and screams fall to me.

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  2. Love the look! I think I'll do it as an accent nail.

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  3. I love the design, it would look so chic with shades of grey.

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  4. Looks so great! Zhanks for the tipp with creme base! Did you change your way of photographing?

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  5. I believe for these shots, I moved the lamp inside the lightbox instead of having it outside. It made it easier to see the design with the reflectiveness of the chrome!

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  6. I love these in chrome polishes! So pretty!

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  7. The lines are amazing, lovely pattern!

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