Are you ready for this week's installment of Llama Nails' alphabet challenge? This week we're on 'L', and I decided to use 'Lalique' as my 'L'.
To recreate the look of some of the beautiful pieces by Lalique, I chose retro colors and a swirly lacy design. :)
I started with Maya Hex (Indie Alert!!) for my base; this is a simple, understated polish that can be easily overlooked. It's an olive 'drab' with a gold undertone and gold flakies in it that give it just a little bit of flash:
Next, I stamped over it using China Glaze Passion, and Anna's W217 plate. Then I put dots of Color Club Alter Ego on the swirls to give it an inlaid look, and on the accent nail put microbeads that I got from Born Pretty Store on the design (I told you I'm addicted to those mirco-beads!):
|L is for Lalique...Art Nouveau goodness :)|
|Or, at least, my attempt at Art Nouveau goodness...:)|
I can't say I'm completely in love with it--I do like it, but it's not quite what I was going for. Regardless, it does call up the sort of design that I think a woman would wear if nail art had been around at that time, to complement a beautiful Lalique necklace or pin!
If you want to pick up the micro-beads, I reviewed them yesterday, and you can get them at Born Pretty Store by clicking here; here is my 10% off code for your entire order:
|Born Pretty Store|
Thanks for taking a look, and please check out the other 'L' manicures, linked below. :)