Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Polish Days: Vintage and France

Hello lovelies! It's Polish Days time again and this month the theme is "Vintage". Some of you know that I'm also doing the Where In The World challenge and the next country I have to visit is France. I don't usually do two challenges in one but this time I had a great idea that worked for both. I hope nobody will mind if I post both Inlinkz codes at the end. Here's the manicure I wanna show you today. 


The inspiration for this manicure comes from a photo I took while I was in France. This white and gold organ can be found at the Versailles palace in a room called Madame Adelaide’s Large Chamber. I thought it was very pretty and elegant and so I photographed it randomly when I was visiting the palace. 


I tried to recreate the feel of this piece of art on my nails. I started with a base of Essence Top of the Ice-stream from the Snow Jam collection. It's a very sheer white jelly with blue and purple shimmer. This polish is not for everyone as it needs a lot of coats to be opaque. I did 3 and there was still some visible nail line present. But I must admit that I love how pretty and subtle it looks, especially with the shimmer sparkling in the sun. 

Essence Top of the Ice-stream in the sun
I wanted to recreate the rich gold pattern on the nails, but of course I didn't have the proper plate. I ended up stamping an image from plate CH14 from Cheeky. It has flowers, so it's not perfect for this, but somehow I think it gives the vintage feel. I used Golden Rose Nail Art 108 for the stamping. 


Then I thought I should make it matte to give it even more of a vintage feel. I couldn't decide if I liked it better matte or glossy. What do you think? 


Please don't forget to check out the other Polish Days manicures! 



And the other France manicures! 



Thank you for stopping by! 


19 comments:

  1. Mademoiselle LorraineMarch 13, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    un cuvant imi vine acum in cap care sa le descrie : deosebite! pup

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  2. E foarte frumoasa! (nu vad linkurile dupa postare)

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  3. This is so beautiful Mihaela!! I love it!

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  4. Lovely mani; I love how Essence Top of the Ice-stream showed up on your nail :)
    Stamping is also really gorgeous too!!

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  5. So beautiful! The gold & pale white go lovely together :)

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  6. arata foarte frumos! imi place modelul stampilat ;) hihi ca baza pentru acest challenge am folosit tot snow jam 04 :D

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  7. I think the look is very vintage and I prefer matte version :)
    I follow you- your blog will be a grat source of inspiration for me...!
    I remember you from the swap&order forum :)
    hugs!

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  8. Multumesc! Ciudat ca nu le poti vedea. Eu am incercat si de pe telefon si le vad. Poate e de la browser-ul pe care-l folosesti.

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  9. Thank you, Chiro! I love that polish so much! But it's definitely not for everyone.

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  10. Thank you! They do, right? Such a delicate combo.

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  11. Multumesc mult! Si ma bucur. Stii cum se zice, "great minds think alike"!

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  12. Thank you so much for your kind words! And thank you for following! Hugs!

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  13. :)) Multumesc mult de compliment :*

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  14. It totally looks vintage!!! I love the inspiration for the country! And that polish, although very sheer indeed, has such a beautiful sparkle!!

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  15. Thank you! The polish is great!

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