Mish Mash Challenge: Metallic

11:02:00 PM

I am back from France and starting up on the Mish Mash Challenge! Prepare for an upcoming post of my haul from all around Europe: France, Italy, Latvia... I went a little polish crazy.

For this week's metallic challenge, I was inspired by one of my favorite current trends: chevron. I've been seeing those preppy zigzags all over the place, and I love the look! To put a special spin on it, I hand-painted the chevron strips in little lines. Believe it or not, all it took was a toothpick and about 15 minutes. Easy peasy and so cute!

The base color is SinfulShine Picante, a really pretty coral-orange with subtle shimmer. It took 2 coats to reach proper opacity. Then I striped with a toothpick and Layla Mirror Metallic Metal Chrome. I love Layla Metal Chrome because it truly is mirror-like! It's so shiny and silvery and just fits the very definition of "metallic."

Don't forget to click these pictures! They're better up close!

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I think I am going to call this look "Tribal Chevron," because I think it really is right in the middle of the two styles. This manicure is really making me smile every time I look at it!

Let me know what you think! 

- Aly

P.S. Don't forget to check out these other beautiful manicures by the Mish Mash ladies!


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16 comments

  1. Love those colours together and the little lines look fab, what a great idea!

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  2. Jenna-Loves PolishAugust 16, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Simple and beautiful …

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  3. This is so cute!!! And what a fresh idea for chevrons!! I'm so happy your here with us...although I think I'm going to hate you when I see all the fabulous polishes you brought back with you!! Great job!!

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  4. What a great, original idea! I never would have thought of making the chevrons that way. Love it!

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  5. I love the look of the silver over the coral - very striking!

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  6. Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!! And what a mani to start off with! I really, really dig this look!

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  7. Very cool! I never would have come up with that idea - those chevrons look awesome!

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  8. This looks sooo pretty! I love the way you painted the metallic lines!

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  9. Great idea! I love how it turned out! And yay for hauling, I can't wait to see all your new goodies!

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  10. Welcome back! Your manicure looks sooo pretty! <3

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  11. Chantelle PfitznerAugust 20, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    This is so sweet!!

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  12. Michelle ChouinardAugust 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Love that pattern! Great job. :)

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  13. This looks interesting and the base color is to die for ^^

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