Lit from Within: GOT white base

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GOT white base

Hello, Fireflies!

For today's Golden Oldie challenge, I was supposed to do something over a white base.  I use white all the time.  I have lots of whites.  I didn't feel like any of my whites were unloved enough to choose for this, so I picked an off-white that has been sitting on my desk - unable to put it away, but still doesn't get used all that often;  OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

When I saw the nail art that Nik@Nails did for Geniabeme, I knew I had to try it - it's so cool.  I did my best, but I picked slightly different colors, and all 'golden oldies' from my stash.

For the tape manicure, I started it with PeriPera P027, a metallic golden-bluish-green.  For the glitter accent, I chose Literary Lacquers An Honest Puck, for the matching green glitters.

For the tape mani, PeriPera P027, a metallic greenish-golden-blue.  For the glitter accent, Literary Lacquers An Honest Puck,

On my index and pinky fingers, I did a gradient with the Peripera and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.  I love how that turned out!

gradient with the Peripera and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme

I finished the striping tape nails with a stripe of Literary Lacquers An Honest Puck, and some of the Wet 'n Wild Black.

I never would have come up with this pattern on my own, but I felt compelled to do a version of it.  It's such a cool melange of colors and patterns.

Bottle shot:  OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, PeriPera P027, Literary Lacquers An Honest Puck, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.  

Bottle shot:  OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, PeriPera P027, Literary Lacquers An Honest Puck, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme

Isn't that Peripera bottle with the cat topper the coolest? I love interesting polish bottles.

Have you ever seen another's art or makeup or fashion look and felt compelled to do your own take on it as an homage?


  1. I like the nail with the stripe design the most!

  2. You're right, my eyes were instantly drawn to Peripera bottle. It's so cool!

  3. where has Peripera been all my life!!!

  4. OK, I LOVE this! I love the colors and the design, perfection!

  5. I love this striped design! Very cool!

  6. Very cool colour combo! I love the bottle with the cat. :D

  7. I love the ombre effect with the green

  8. Love the stripes! They came out perfect.

  9. Great ombre, lovely! I haven't tried anything from LL in awhile. Looks like I need to stop by and visit her.

  10. I love this!! You seriously have some nail art talent!

  11. I had a sweater once that looks like those stripes! It was one of my favorite sweaters :)

  12. You did a great job recreating this!

  13. Whoa...that green is SO unique. LOVE!


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