'Gildy' Pleasures


Day 49

Today's nails are kind of different than what I usually do, they are embellished by gilding them rather than painting designs. I used gold leaf for the effect, I crumpled up little pieces and gently placed on wet polish, and then let dry, and used my finger to brush of the excess that was sticking up.



I used Nubar Peacock Feathers as a base, which is one of the most gorgeous colors- the picture doesn't capture all the colors that it flashes, teals, greens, blues, purples! It's truly beautiful. I used gold leaf for the gold, which you can find at any craft store. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat as usual. :)

What are some of your 'gildy' pleasures?

20 comments

  1. VegasBD- Why are you posting Henderson's zip code?

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  2. xD, posting a zip code? That makes no sense but anyway! I think the nails look great! :D

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  3. This design is super cute! I think I will have to try this one day.

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  4. very creative! love ur notd!

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  5. hey! i think your site is awesome and I really enjoy looking at all your nail designs! they are extremely creative and i think its awesome you have set out to do this for 365 days!! i am going to follow you so i can keep looking at your blog! i am new to blogging so if you ever want to come to mine you can! http://hotpinkconverse8.blogspot.com
    Best wishes and good luck!

    Brooke

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  6. inspired!
    where can I find the base color?? even in the photo, that's a gorgeous hue

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  7. That is so awesome! I know my grandma uses that in her mixed media painting! Oh as you blog about nails I blog about food! Check out myadventuresincookingandbaking.blogspot.com!

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  8. This design gave me an idea to suggest (mainly because I'm a nerd.) World of Warcraft nails. Gildy- guild- whatever. You could do alliance things on one hand and horde on the other. As always, your nails are totally amazing- hard to imagine that you do them yourself.

    Shawna Fay

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  9. Really gorgeous with the Peacock Feathers as a base- I'll bet that was a real knockout in the flesh! I'll bet the gold leaf would also look cool with something like NUBAR Cotton Candy! (or even Nubar Indigo Illusion)
    Okay, I've got a few suggestions for you, the first of which is because I'm coming off of my "Turkey Day Food High", and am jonesing for sugar- how 'bout... cupcakes?
    And then, having nothing to do with food, but seeing how nicely you did snakeskin, how about frog or lizard; or perhaps fur? Or maybe stones- turquoise, jasper or agate? (Just hoping to inspire you like you inspire us! )
    Keep up the great work! SO much fun to check! YAY!

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  10. Thanks everyone!!

    dax attacks- if you click on the nail of the color in my post, it takes you to where you can buy it, I do that with all of them! :)

    Anonymous- Thanks- Peacock Feathers is a gorgeous color, better than I imagined! I haven't seen Cotton Candy, but I got a lot of the other duos from Nubar, Purple Beach, Nature, etc. I totally have cupcakes on the list, maybe I'll do them soon! It might be neat to do some of those poisonous frogs from the rainforest- they always have such amazing colors! As for the stones, that's an interesting idea, I have an inkling of how I might do it, but not totally sure, but I like it. :)

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  11. Other Anonymous- the guys at work have been trying to get me to do WOW nails since I started. lol :-P

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  12. i like the gold that is sooo cool!

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  13. you are amazing!!!
    i think ut can be relly cool if you will do the beatles in abby road!!! or harry potter!
    :) (: :) (:

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  14. I would like to have the chance of be a professional in the 'Gildy' Pleasures , I my mother uses the nails as this way, I think that it is very nice and cool!!22dd

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