Happy Labor Day to everyone here in the States! I hope everyone is enjoying the last holiday of the summer. Summer we barely knew ye! Today is Day 7 of the 31 Day Challenge and our prompt today is Black & White Nails. I'm always a bit liberal with this one and throw in a third color for contrast. This year is no different. I opted for the classic Black, White & Red trio. I have been holding on to Born Pretty Plate BP-L016 since I received it way back in early Spring. I knew I wanted to do something with the Marilyn Monroe image and I figured this challenge would be the perfect time to use it.
Bundle Monster Plate BM 303
Color4nails Crystal Veil
Wet n' Wild Black
Wet n' Wild White French Creme
Sally Hansen Rapid Red
I started by painting my nails with one coat of Black and two coats of White French Creme on my ring finger. Once dry I used the Marilyn image on my ring finger and Konad Black. For my other nails I used Rapid Red and BM 303. I originally had this shiny but because the Red came out so dark against the black I figured the matte finish would help it pop more. I was right! And the soft velvety finish lends itself to a more vintage look which I really like.
The red still isn't as bright as I would have liked but oh, well. I'm in love with the Marilyn image! This plate also features two Audrey Hepburn images that I can't wait to use as well!
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