The Beauty Buffs - Metallic - Steampunk Nail Art

8:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  If you live in the Buffalo, NY area, I hope you are all safe and warm after that heavy lake snow.  Goodness gracious, the photos are crazy, and I'm so happy that I didn't get hit where I am!  It's crazy how early in the season it is and already places are getting slammed like that!  What can you do though!?

I also want to apologize that I didn't post alongside the Twinsies yesterday for Twinsie Tuesday.  I did next weeks prompt by accident and had no time to re-create a design for this week.  I will be back next week though for sure!

Today though I am posting with the lovelies from The Beauty Buffs.  This week we are focusing on all things metallic.  I don't have many metallic polishes because I'm not really fond of the finish on my nails.  I was planning on doing a tape design using Essie Nothing Else Metals as a base and a black top, but I loathed how it looked.  That polish was so difficult to apply so it was lumpy and uneven, and since it is a metallic polish, it is very unforgiving if you have one single thing go wrong.

So I went to the drawing board and thought of different nail art that I could do using metallic polishes!  I asked one of my friends and they suggested Steampunk!  I did a quick search online for ideas and found an awesome tutorial on YouTube by Arcadia Nail Art (my internet is not working right at the moment so I cannot link it without freezing my whole computer).

Let's take a look!




Colors Used: 
  • Zoya - Normani
  • FingerPaints - Glitz and Glam
  • OPI - Love Angel Music Baby
Awesome, right?  I started off with a base coat of Zoya - Normani.  This polish is from the first Natural collection, and it is quite amazing.  A perfect base for this type of nail art!  It applied evenly in two coats.

Using some new nail art brushes, I painted on the gears and chains using the metallic silver and gold polish.  Glitz and Glam is part of FingerPaints Holiday Glitz Manicure Kit which I will be posting a review of soon.  It is an awesome full coverage silver metallic polish which stood out perfectly on this base.

Now I do not own a bottle of silver or gold large fleck glitter, so to do the glitter placement on these nails, I dug through a bottle of Ulta Pinata Yada Yada.  I was rather dedicated to getting the most metallic look possible, and the glitter really made that more possible!



I love doing art with metallic/foil polishes on a cream base.  They really stand out and add a whole new dimension to the art!  I'm very happy that my friend suggested this design also, because it was something I never would have thought of in a million years!  I cannot tell you how much I love this design!

What do you think?  Liking the steampunk look?

Do not forget to check out the other Beauty Buffs posts!



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Until next time, <3.

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