Monday, April 11, 2011

Lady Gaga Inspired Nails Contest

I'm going to the Lady Gaga concert on Friday night and needed some inspiration on some nails. I think I already know what I am going to do now - I just need to pick up a few supplies so I can do my nails Thursday night. But as I was looking online for some inspiration, I thought a contest on here would be fun too! First let's get off track for a minute while I show you my nails.

I have the Bundle Monster plate 19 which has the poker nail design. So how could I resist? I didn't want something so obvious, I thought I would go with a black polish with the design different on each nail. I wish I had RBL Iconoclast. I am loving the pictures I keep seeing of this color! Black with silver, pink and turquoise (green or blue - depending on the reviews I read) shimmer. Well I don't have it because I have just been slacking in ordering the collection. (I need to do it though!  You all know how much I love RBL!) Anyway while searching through my stash I found Sally Hansen Midnight in New York and Diamond Cosmetics Starry Night. Both I have had for at least 6 months to a year now. Both have silver, pink & turquoise shimmer! Could these be suitable substitutes? I think so! Unfortunately since it is late at night I couldn't get the pink and turquoise shimmer to shine through as intensely as it does in person. The shimmer colors are very obvious in person to me. But take a look.
Top nail: DC Starry Night. Bottom nail: SH Midnight in NY. 

L to R: Starry Night, Midnight in NY, Starry Night, Midnight in NY

This color is definitely better suited to short nails if you ask me! I used two coats for both brands. DC's barely took two coats and SH's needed the two - but the formula on both was excellent and easy to apply and after two coats they both looked the same to me. Whether they come close to Iconoclast I don't know, but I think this is good enough for me for now. Do you have Iconoclast? Are these good enough? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Next up - my designs




What do you think of my Poker Nails?

Now on to the contest again! Here is the deal - if you want to enter this contest, email me a picture of your Lady Gaga inspired nails to maria@cultnails.com. All entries need to be received by Sunday April 17th. I will get all entries together and post them on here on Wednesday April 20th. We will open up all the designs to a vote and the person that receives the most votes will receive the entire upcoming A Day at the Races collection! So what are you waiting for? Get those imaginations working and start painting! To make it fair - you can only enter one design. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

6 comments:

  1. Aaaahhhhh! I'm so incredibly excited!!! My creative juices are flowing! This is going to be so much fun!

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  2. Oh my, I may just have to try this out! Those both do look somewhat similar to Iconoclast (I recently wore it - it's really nice), and I think I have the SH, so I'll have to dig it out and do a comparison if I ever get organized.

    Love your design!

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  3. I actually like the SH better because it has more flecks .. really cute mani too

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  4. I went to see Lady Gaga in February.. and she was absolutely AMAZING! Enjoy it!!! :)

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  5. Oh My God !! its very beautiful nails Contest . really nice look of nails . amazing this post and interesting details shared . really i inspire this post.

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