It was the later used in a manicure that caught my eye partly because the effect was so striking but also because I had the exact same colours used in the tutorial - Dust in Brass and Beauty UK polish (from Superdrug) in Smoky Lilac. For anyone trying this I would warn that the whole process is very messy...cover the surrounding area with newspaper, don't do it anywhere near a carpet and have face wipes at the ready. However, despite the mess, I love the finished nail and the whole thing only took about 15 minutes including drying time. Go to Makeup Savvy for the Dazzle Dust Manicure instructions and have a look at the rest of the site.
As for my next forays in to nail art...I've found a handful that I'll be duping over the next few weeks via Pinterest:
Gold Chanel logos on jade nails
Mint pinky and index with pillar box red thumb,
ring and middle