Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ancient Egypt


Egypt nails have been on my to-do list for quite some time.  After discovering this fun little sarcophagus charm, I found the motivation to get this design crossed off the list. Only a hundred more to go :)

 GHLQ10I received this wheel of charms from Born Pretty Store in exchange for an honest review.  The wheel contains some Egyptian charms, various sea creatures, unicorns, a pegasus, an elephant, and a reindeer. It is a nice mix of charms and at a great price!  I like that there is not only a variety of types of charms, but also sizes - some are large, while some are tiny.  The charms have a slightly curved back to better adhere to the shape of your nail.  I can't wait to try them all!

For these or other nail art supplies, use coupon code GHLQ10 for 10% off at Born Pretty Store.

Polish Used:
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Shoot the Moon
  • Bundle Monster Stamping Lacquer - Black Noir 
  • Base and top coats
Other Supplies:
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate - BM-612 (scarab)
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate - Around the World BM-XL152 (Pharaoh-est of All)
  • Rubber stamper
  • Egyptian sarcophagus charm
  • Gold studs
  • Red and black rhinestones
  • Gold caviar beads
  • Krazy Glue

With just some basic stamping, this design is is fairly quick and easy to create.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a glittery gold base color.  Shoot the Moon is a silvery/gold glitter polish with some black undertones.
    Base Color
  2. Use black stamping polish to stamp the various Egyptian designs on each nail - full pattern on index, scarab on middle, sarcophagus on ring, and eye of ra on pinky.
    Egypt Stamped Nails
  3. Glue various gold studs, black and red rhinestones, and gold caviar beads on the middle and pinky fingers. 
    Embellished Nails
  4. Glue a sarcophagus charm on the index finger.
    Egyptian Nails

Don't forget to use coupon code GHLQ10 for 10% off!
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