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GoT: The Iron Throne

The Fandoms Strike Back- Game of Thrones

Hey everyone!
Welcome to week number two of 'The Fandoms Strike Back'! Today sees Game of Thrones mani number two, and of course it just had to be...

The Iron Throne

The story just wouldn't be the same without it, would it? It'd be "Game of ...." So I decided to attempt to recreate the throne on my nails, and here is how it turned out: 

To start off with I made the grungy looking background using these lovely polishes!

From left to right these are: Disney Villainess "Midnight Hour"; Born Pretty Store black stamping polish; Morgan Taylor "All White Now"; Barry M "Silver Foil"; OPI "Royal Navy"

Starting off with a base of white, I just sponged on each polish in random spots, starting with the reddy-pink and black so they wouldn't be too bright and would get covered a little, and finishing with a small discreet splodge of silver in the middle of each nail. (You can see them there)

I then applied a matte topcoat (I used Nails Inc's Westminster Bridge) so there'd be a nice contrast between the matte, grungy background and the shiny 'iron' of the throne. 

Using a detail brush and Models Own Colour Chrome "Chrome Rose" polish, I painted spikes on each of my nails, with the main 'set' of spikes on my middle finger.

Then I outlined these using a black striper (you can also use a striper brush and a black or dark polish) to make them stand out more and give them a little more definition. 

Though the design could very well be perceived as a lotus-flower design, I'm super duper happy with how it came out considering it's like, the second free hand detail-ish mani I've ever done. And personally, I can see the Game of Thrones resemblance, and it's art, so it's open to interpretation :)

"Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat, ser."

What do you see in this design? I hope you like it, whatever you may see! Drop me a comment below :)
See you on Friday!


  1. Second freehand? Girl, this is amazing :D Lovely manicure, the background itself is amazing :D


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