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Hey guys! This is my week 3 entry for NPC’s Holiday Nail Art competition. Seeing as everyone else is doing straight up trees and baubles, I decided to be a weirdo and go abstract 😛   It’s kinda symbolic. The red is for Canada. The gold is for the good …

Hey Strangekittens. This week, I went for something a little darker, and partially inspired by Cesare Borgia. (I want season 2 already!). Like his character, this look is dark and bloody, with a flashes of brilliance. We all know, the Borgias like their bling. You will need: Essie’s Bordeaux/Essie’s Fishnet Stockings …

Hey Strangekittens. This week’s tutorial is dedicated to two of my favourite Game of Thrones characters – Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Yes, I actually like Cersei. Read the books!

Anyway, it’s a bronzed, metallic red and gold gradient that’s really flashy. I LOVE the base colour I used for this; it’s ‘Wrapped in Rubies’ by Essie.

Gold for the Lannister lion, and red for all the bloodshed…

You will need:

Lannister Lions

– Essie: Wrapped in Rubies. It’s a bronzed red colour

– Some sort of gold polish. I used Wet N’ Wild. The colour name rubbed off, sorry haha!

– A squishy make-up  wedge sponge. Super cheap for a bag from Walmart.

Step one:

2 coats of the red.

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This stuff looks amazing in person and on camera.

Step two:

Find your sponge. Paint a small amount of the gold (basically as much as is on the brush over one end like this:

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and stipple that on the tips of your nails, and work down to about halfway. Be gentle.

If you overdid it, paint some of the red over the top of that same bit of the sponge, and carefully stipple it over the bits you want blended better.

You should end up with something like this after a nice topcoat:

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ZOMG! Cool as hell, and I can totally see Cersei wearing this.

Have a great weekend kittens!

 

-Dannielle