Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Manicure

I know this is super late but hey that seems to be my style :P This was my first attempt at stamping and I like to think it turned out pretty well. I just really need to work on placement. I found the santa themed nails on Pinterest but they weren't linked to a blog or else I'd post it.

The colours I used were SpaRitual- Spellbound as a base then put one coat of Revlon- Frankly Scarlet on top. For the stamping I used Essie- Blanc and Joe Fresh- Tin. For the Santa nail I used Wet&Wild- Black Creme, Essie- Blanc and Revlon- Gold Coin.

Jade is the new black

OPI Jade is the new black is a polish I have wanted for the LONGEST time, probably since I first joined PAA in June. I don't know what it is about this shade of green but I have just always loved it so much. I ordered this polish off Nail Polish Diva and it was the first polish I tried as soon as I opened my package.

You can see a bit of shrinkage on my middle finger but that's because I used Seche Vite. You can't really tell in this picture because they don't look very shiny. I didn't like the coverage, I had to use about three coats with lots of drying time in between. I don't really care for OPI formula but I love the colours!

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Fowl Play

I was so excited to get Orly's Fowl Play I put it on the night I got it. I was being lazy so I put it over a similar colour so I would only have to do a couple coats. I used two coats of Barrielle Hidden Hideaway as the base and did two coats of Fowl Play. I took a picture the next morning because it needed sunlight to do it justice.

Before this purchase my only flakie was Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black. I would pick Fowl Play over CHB any day! such a nice application if you let it dry between coats, if you don't the flakes get smushed around.

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