I'm so excited to participate in this season's busy girl nail art challenge! Since nail art isn't necessarily required for the next 5 week of challenge posts, I'm totally down. First up, antique gold!
I'm not a huge gold polish fan and find it's hard to wear without looking like I'm about to enter a disco in 1977. However, I liked the idea of antique gold, which made me think about more burnished, classic golds. For inspiration, I referred to All Lacquered Up's layered mani using Essie Beyond Cozy. She layered the Winter 2012 gold full coverage glitter over the Sally Hansen Shoot for the Moon, a Chanel Graphite dupe. I instead chose to layer my Beyond Cozy over Revlon Chic, a new warm-toned pewter foil that I picked up at Target recently. The combination of the gold and silvery tones really produced a beautifully burnished look that sparkled insanely.
Two coats of Revlon Chic and one coat Essie Beyond Cozy. Despite some blogs that the Essie was a top coat glutton, I found one coat of topcoat made this super smooth.
For a non-gold lover, I was obsessed with this look. I definitely like the multi-tonal finish to keep up with this fall's metallic trend and this these two polishes really complemented one another.
Only down side? Removal. Elbow grease required, but not as bad a full on glitters.
Make sure to check back next week for Week 2's pink mani!