Feb 9, 2013

Nail Look for Carnival: Gold & Black masks in Venice


Hello my dears! Happy Saturday! We are already oficially in Carnival period since yesterday. To Celebrate that I have for you a manicure inspired by the Carnival of Venice. I can hardly think a more elegant and chic way to celebrate Carnival, this is a unique celebration in the world I guess.
For this manicure I used
two coats of China Galze Liquid Leather and did the designs using Zoya Ziv. On the ring finger I applied a Gold leaf foil, from the Essence Vintage District Nail Art decorations that I received from my lovely Polish fairy (thanks again Christine!)


The look of the nail covered by gold leaf foil is just gorgeous! but boy, was this hard to apply. This leaf is so very thin, I can't think of anything this as thin and delicate, the slightest pressure and it tears...  After tearing the foil twice, I decided to apply it without trying to even out the wrinkles and it worked, but the effect was somehow diminished. I covered the foil with one coat of Mavadry, just to make it a little more resistant since I was planning to paint on it. After that, I used the NYX nail art fine liner in black to draw a "mask"... well that was my intention anyway :P and finally I applied a gold metallic flower from Born pretty store, I used nail glue to hold it.


I've also done my right hand, but of course the result is not the same, and I haven't even try to place the gold leaf on my right hand because it would have been a waste. I just painted two coats of Zoya Ziv over the black on my ring fingernail.



The picture below was my inspiration:

Source: atnews.it via Natalia on Pinterest

So what do you think about it? Have you ever been/seen the Carnival of Venice?
Love,
Nati


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31 comments

  1. Wow, beautiful, i love this!

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  2. Oh wow, this is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Aglaya, I'm glad you like it!

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  3. Ciao Nati!! :D
    Wow!! This mani is gorgeous!! Well done you!!!
    Black and gold is really a match made in heaven!
    I can clearly see your inspiration in your mani.
    Baci!
    xx

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    1. Grazie cara! You're always so sweet with me, I appreciate it!
      bacioni!

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  4. Wow, it's gorgeous Natalia! :-)

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    1. thanks Julia! so glad you liked it!

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  6. Wow! Such a great work! Very impressing, loved the colors and I can definitely see your inspiration! :D Just awesome! :)

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    1. Oh, Gelic, your comment means a lot to me!

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  7. Looks fine not of Veninice Butof Curacao where I live, and have seen pictures of Aruba's carnaval that is pretty close to us

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    1. I've googled it and saw some pics, it looks really nice!

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  8. hola, te respondi el email

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    1. Gracias! te he respondido!

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  9. Wow this is an amazingly beautiful design!! I love it!

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    1. Hi Roxy-ch! thanks for your sweet comment!

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  10. Oh my, what a wonderful job you did! I love the inspiration and you executed it very very well!

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    1. Thank you Melissa, I feel so flattered!

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  11. Salut Nati - thank you so much love for mentioning me again - I am so happy that you find good use for the stuff I sent you!!! I love your manicure - so delicate and artsy, totally channeling the Venice Carnival!!!! I love the crumpled effect of the mask however, it makes it look really ancient and adds like a deeper dimension to the nail!!! Che bella!!! xxx

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    1. Oh Christine, it's totally sweet of you to turn a wrinkled foil into something pretty! I totally sucked at applying this, I should have watch a tutorial or something but I thought how difficult this can be... wrong!! u live, u learn...
      I appreciate your generosity, (the stuff you sent me rocks so hard!) you do not need to thank me every time, it comes naturally to me to mention you.

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  12. wow, you do amazing work!
    newest follower <3
    notoriouseyes.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous Nati! So well done!

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  14. This is incredible! The ring finger is great and I know I'd be so frustrated placing gold leafing! I especially LOVE the delicateness of all the other fingers :)

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