April 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture: Molten Drip Nails inspired by SwitchEasy Melt™

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Today I've finally tackled a nail art idea I've had since I got my new phone case. I've been obsessed with the SwitchEasy Melt case for forever and I was pleased as punch when my boyfriend surprised me with the metallic gold + hot pink combo for Valentine's Day (appropriate, right?!). So since the theme this week is texture I tried to mimic the molten look and play with matte vs. glossy. Check 'em out!

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture: Molten Drip Nails inspired by SwitchEasy Melt™ | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture: Molten Drip Nails inspired by SwitchEasy Melt™ | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture: Molten Drip Nails inspired by SwitchEasy Melt™ | Manicurity

The Design

The inspiration for this design is so simple and awesome - just some nicely proportioned, 3D drip patterns. I tried to mimic this look by painting shadows and highlights, as well as using a small dotting tool to make grooves in the polish to make it really appear layered. I think it was somewhat successful, but the shadows could have been a little more subtle.

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture: Molten Drip Nails inspired by SwitchEasy Melt™ | Manicurity

The Polishes

My base color is 3 coats of Orly Beach Cruiser, a neon pink polish, then topped it with Essie Matte About You. For my gold drip designs I used my Barry M Gold Foil Effects and glossy top coat.

You know how sometimes you have a picture of what something would be like in your head, but what you accomplish doesn't always match?! I definitely feel that way about these nails. I love the Melt phone case design so much that I was really bummed I couldn't re-create it as well on my nails. Oh well!!


NOW don't forget to check out the other designs for today below!




Disclosure: I bought all the things mentioned, except for the phone case which was a gift from my boyfriend (but he bought it with his own dolla dolla bills)! If you'd like to know more about my policies, please see my disclosure page.

12 comments:

  1. What a nice design! Great inspiration too :)

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  2. I am super jealous of both your nails AND your phone case!

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  3. That is a FABULOUS design and perfect execution! I love that the hot pink is matte with it! Awesome!

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  4. This mani rocks! Loving that matte hot pink!

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  5. I love how the detail in this mani gives it that textured feel.

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  6. The idea is good and I say congratulations on the design... but it's difficult to copy a real colour.

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  7. Wow! Just gorgeous! That color is so bright! I love it!

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  8. Perfect recreation, incredible 3D effect ♥

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  9. Love the manicure and really adore that phone case! Fabulous!

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  10. This is my favorite of the day! I cant' even express - LOVE!

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  11. i'm obsessed with that phone case! i want it for my galaxy s3!

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