Hey there! This week's 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge themes are "metallic" and "ikat". At the risk of sound completely ignorant, I really don't understand what ikat means but a quick search in Pinterest tells me they're something like this. So I pretty much copied everyone on the internet, haha! I used a shiny base color to try to fit in both prompts.
As I said, I used a shiny base. This is the revamped version of A England Excalibur. I don't have the original Excalibur but it looks to be a more chrome-like silver whereas the revamped version is a silver foil with tiny gold flecks. This is two coats.
For the ikat pattern, I followed the tutorials on Pinterest and painted on some China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely and then used black and white acrylic paint to complete the pattern.
These were definitely eye-catching. A clerk at the craft store said she noticed them when I was in lineup. And the lineup definitely wasn't close to the till. I guess if you ever want your nails noticed, go with silver and neon pink. It works!
'Til next time...