Week 9 - "Vintage" Mani

I realized the other day that I am now a week behind in the Year's Challenge and that last Sunday was Week 9: "Vintage" Mani. I googled 'vintage mani' during one of my class breaks last week and was not too happy with what I found...

Here's one of the photos that came up under 'vintage mani':

Cosmopolitan - December 1936
I'm sure it was just fantabulous in 1936, but meh for 2012. Needless to say I wasn't too thrilled to do this mani, which is one of the reasons I wasn't stressing about not getting the post out on time due to homework overload.

After more than a week of thinking about this mani I decided that the "" around Vintage on the challenge list meant that "vintage" was open to interpretation. So here's what I came up with. It reminds me of vintage wallpaper. Like this:

For this mani I used one coat of China Glaze Admire (light metallic rose), stamping over it with Konad Special Polish in Black & using image plate BM21. I finished it all off with one coat of China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat. What do you think? Is this "Vintage" enough?


Much Love, The Dragon Lady


  1. Gorgeous! I am finally able to comment :)

  2. Amazing mani!!
    Tag for you http://fairy-anna.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-questions-tag.html

  3. Very cute take on the vintage mani! I also decided to take the pattern approach, but mines still in my head. hah Hopefully I'll actually get it done this week.

  4. this is very pretty! and very vintage, don't worry!