Thursday, July 9, 2009

Layered Gunmetal Mani



My Husband will be so happy when I take the nail polish remover to these nails! He is more of a fan of the “main stream” French tip. But let me tell you how I created this nail design. Use any base color you’d like.

For this look I used plates m32, m39, & m51 and a variety of colors.

Gunmetal by Sally Hansen

Silver, black, & Konad black pearl (though I think its really difficult to tell the difference between black & black pearl?)



  1. Paint base coat
  2. using a silver polish, apply plate m39 design to tips. On your thumb, you will need to apply the design 2X. If you don’t line it up perfectly, don’t worry- you'll cover this with the m51 leaf swirl.
  3. Apply m32 design in black at bottom of nail, close to cuticle
  4. Top the outside corners with m51, using it to cover any imperfections
It goes without saying, always prep with a base coat, & finish with a top coat.

Tada !!! Hope you like this layered design.





8 comments:

Colette said...

I really like this mani =) I've never used that many plates to put together a design but it's a fun look.

konADDICT said...

Hooray! My first comment...thrilled. Im new at the Blogging thing. Thanks for checking me out. Please peak back soon! I have Soooo many pics to down load.... pass this word!
have a graet weekend Colette

Colette said...

You've really got some great Konad skills, I added you to my blogroll =) When I first started a few months ago I totally felt like I was talking to myself, but you'll have more followers & more comments before you know it.

If you want to get your name out a little quicker, you might want to email Brooke from Getcha Nails Did, she usually does a "New Blogs on the Block" post around once a week =)

Adele said...

Hello there!

I just found your blog tonight and look forward to reading more. I love this mani, and will definitely try it out soon. Keep up the great work!

konADDICT said...

oh thank you. doo check back. I have to post some more pics....but had to redo a mani with pics for each step...mak ethe tutorial. Thank you for following me. Have a great weekend

Lucy said...

That is a beautiful Konadicure. Too hard for me to try on my first use. It's something I'll try someday. Very pretty design. Love the color you used.

chocaddict said...

I think I'm going to try something like that (mixing different designs) this afternoon, it looks so good on you!

WillaDodge said...

Love this look. Grea blog!!