First I will speak of the manicure, then talk of the contest will follow. Today I have for you N.Y.C. Metallic Nail Glossies in Molten Metal. Tiny silver glitter particles are suspended in a pale brown base. Molten Metal really does make me think of gear shifts and clockwork pieces. I can easily equate the color with the Victorian fantasy genre of Steampunk that is pervading literature, fashion and perfume of late. There is something about Molten Metal that is both industrial and fantastical.
I added the scrolling pattern from Konad plate M07 in black special polish. The design reminds me of ironwork in grates, fences and doorways. It took all manner of restraint not to walk up the steps of a brownstone in my neighborhood and pose my hand before a grand door. Instead, I walked to Rittenhouse Square Park and commandeered a bit of fence.
The first two photos are of Molten Metal taken with a piece of pyrite, also known as fool's gold. All of these pictures can be enlarged to full size by clicking on them.
Onward to the contest! Between now and August 16, 2009, you can enter to win a new bottle of N.Y.C. Molten Metal. I purchased the bottle in December 2009. Molten Metal is no longer available in stores. A beloved color to me, I am offering my back up bottle as a thank you for such a personable welcome into the blogging community. I have been enjoying reading everyone's comments and seeing new followers appear on my blog. It's been such a delight for me!
To enter, become a follower or subscribe to painted Lady fingers e-mail subscription. Leave me a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite polish colors (pick any color of the rainbow!) and formulas (shimmer, creme, glitter, frost, matte, pearl, metallic). I will enter you to win Molten Metal. If are subscribing via e-mail, please let me know in the comments so I am sure to be able to match your entry. Also, please add your e-mail address if you don't have a blog or would prefer to be notified privately. I will gladly ship the bottle to any location worldwide. If you already have Molten Metal, please consider entering the contest to give the bottle to a friend, relative or swap partner who would enjoy it as much as you do!
Thanks so much! I hope you like the Steampunk manicure and my first contest.