Celebrity manicurist Tracylee Percival and I always name the manicures she gives me, and this one is called “Silver to the Third Power.”
Tracylee’s concept was silver on silver on silver. The bottom layer is a gunmetal Minx application. She covered that with clear, long-lasting nail gel, then sprinkled silver glitter on. Finally, she added little silver jewels on top of the glitter and applied another layer of gel. Here’s another shot. Very festive for New Year’s Eve, no?
While Tracylee was thinking silver, I was thinking gold. I went to my goldsmith’s workshop today to melt down some unused gold so I can reuse it in new designs. I wielded the heat myself. This is how the gold looked after the meltdown.
The bigger lump in the front is 18K gold, weighing 15.8 pennyweights (dwt). The small lump is 1.1 pennyweights of 14K gold. Above the metal, you can see where my goldsmith jotted down the price per pennyweight I would get if I sold the gold today. Feel free to do the math. For more information about the price of gold, you can read this post from July and this one from October.
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UPDATED TO ADD: I almost forgot to mention that Tracylee did the nails for the Harper’s Bazaar Australia editorial that featured my rings. Take another look!
Megan Mae says
Your nails are like shiny disco balls! Or Borg inspired. Both of which are AWESOME.
My eyes crossed a bit even trying to do that math mentally. Yeesh! Gold is expensive. Glad I prefer silver.
I love the nail posts!
This is my favorite manicure yet!
The gold looks like a paper weight 🙂
sulky kitten says
That manicure looks almost gladiatorial, and very glam!I like. Don’t give me big hard sums to do ! I’d rather gaze at that beautiful ring. I love blue topaz, and have a few blingy pieces myself.
gel on top of minx! that’s fantastic! Love!
Sheila (of Ephemera) says
Fab nails, Wendy! I might even do my own for NYE – you’re so inspiring (of course, mine will look nothing like yours). I love that you wear your nails short.
That is such a gorgeous ring.
Madeleine Gallay says
wow … just wow
thinking of ancient Egyptian queens .. like Cleopatra
I love your nails! It inspires me to get creative With my nails tomorrow.:)
Can I have your goldsmith’s phone number, paleeeeez?
That's Not My Age says
The best manicure yet – Happy New Year!
Celebrity Manicurist, Tracylee says
I’m so happy to hear that we’ve inspired some of you to have fun nails!
That is exactly why I do, what I do….enjoy and Happy New Year !!
p.s. let’s see some of your fun nails!
The Style Crone says
Perfect nails to celebrate the arrival of 2012!
Your manicure is amazing!!!
GRIT & GLAMOUR says
Ooh, very fancy! Perfect for the holidays, and NYE!
Wishing you all the best in 2012, Wendy!
those nails are great and so is that ring you are sporting
ooh I like this manicure! So professionally beautiful, like little works of art on your nails!
The manicure is very nice but that ring is very very very nice indeed (been writing a while – no adjectives left).
That manicure is so cool! You’re almost O.S.’ing, but not quite. I’d love just the bottom layer for myself.
The Fulvia ring is perfect with it. I love how chunky that ring is. It looks great on the index finger.