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Llama’s Time Period Challenge: Ancient Egypt

Ok, so I had already done my manicure for this evening when I noticed that tomorrow is Wednesday and I could take part in this challenge (which I stumbled across whilst reading another blog). So I quickly grabbed some of my nail wand swatches (I have run out of new ones) and set to work trying out a couple of designs that I had in my head.

I  hope I can be forgiven for these not being on my actual nails!

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So to create this look I started with a full base of W7 Roasted Chestnut and using a bit of cut up mesh (stolen from a bathroom loofa) stretched over the swatch I dabbed on a mixture of Natural Collection White, BarryM Foil Effects Gold and BarryM Cappucino to create this marble/granite effect. Then using my Konad Special Polish Black and a very fine brush I added my Eye of Horus. This looked almost like old parchment before topcoating and after like smooth old rock. I actually am so happy with how this turned out. Makes a change for me! 

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<—This is my attempt at a pyramid in the desert sun. I started with a base of W7 Sheer Blue and drew on my triangle in W7 Sunset Blvd. Then I filled in the desert with BarryM Foil Effects Gold and added a small ambery/red gem from my wheel (bought on amazon). Then with the small brush used on the design above, black carefully wiped off, I added the little sun rays to the corner of the nail. I thought it would be too much to go around the entire gem. I have to admit this didn’t photograph very easily and does look better in real life. It is also super simple and quick design to create. 

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My last design was the simplest of the bunch and meant to represent the rich royal blue and golden stripe adornments that all the coolest pharaohs used to wear. It was a nightmare to try and photograph – just so shiney and glittery. This is BarryM Foil Effects Gold (again) over a base of W7 Twilight which really does show off its sparkle in this picture.  All of these were top-coated with Sally Hansen No Chip which is INSANELY glossy.

So, what do you think – which design do you like best? I am loving the artwork already done for these challenges and looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with – check out the InLinkz below for all the links (if I have done it right that is…

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4 comments on “Llama’s Time Period Challenge: Ancient Egypt

  1. Tracy
    March 27, 2013

    Love the eye design the base looks great!

  2. Cazzy Durcan
    March 27, 2013

    Your Eye of Horus is gorgeous!

  3. Pingback: Llama’s Time Period Challenge: Renaissance | Pocket Money Polishes

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