Not only have I been sick, but we had a blizzard yesterday which knocked out our internet last night and most of the day today. I have skipped a few days of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge, and probably will not be doing them. I had a Sci-Fi mani that was the biggest nail fail I have ever had. I may show it at some point, but probably as a "Fail" post. I am very happy, though, to post yesterday's prompt today :) The prompt is Pop Culture. I knew I did not want to do Pop Art. What popular culture did I want to portray. One that has always fascinated me is Steam Punk. It calls to my esthetic AND whimsy. I love it.
Although this looks complicated, and did have several steps, it was easy. I think it is because I knew I could be as random as I wanted!
I started with two layers of Sinful Colors Leather Loose. Although I really wanted to leave this matte, I knew there was a good possibility that I would have to top coat the end result, so I wanted to show you this brown, gold speckled matte beauty.
Next I randomly sponged with Mentality Hope. This polish was made for steam punk!
Then I stamped with BM-012 and Maybelline Bold Gold.
Again, more stamping. BM-415 and Revlon Copper Penny. Winstonia W206 and Silver Sweep. The copper wasn't standing out so I top coated it. I still wasn't completely happy with the copper, but I wasn't completely unhappy either.
I then added some little gold studs to the center of the silver gears. Here comes the pic spam!
I really like this, but I can see much room for improvement. This will certainly be visited again. Thanks for stopping by!