Breaking Bad Nail Art
The second installment in Nail Art Sunday is in honour of the new series of one of my new favourite TV shows: Breaking Bad.
There’s not much to say about these: it’s a green base with the green smoke of the intro and the chemical symbols on the first two nails – all hand painted, of course.
The green base shade is A-england Dragon (full review HERE) and the smoke shades are by Barry M. The white used for the chemical symbols was my trusty Natural Collections white.
Enjoy the new series, yo!
P.S. Please excuse the awful state of my skin and cuticles, I was suffering from ridiculously dry hands at this point and nothing would save them!
Kiko Jade Green 345 Review
As my nail varnish collection expands it gets harder to find polishes that catch my eye because they’re different to anything else I have. I thought this would be a little bit similar to Models Own ‘Grace Green’ (review HERE …oh how I miss my talons…)
But it’s a lighter, more minty colour. It’s still a nice unusual version on the pastels which are everywhere. It’s good to see something a bit different.
If you haven’t tried Kiko polishes, I highly recommend them: only £3.90, great colours and good formulas. You can buy them HERE.
This was 3 coats of Kiko Jade Green 345, topped with Seche Vite.
A england Dragon Review
Another polish from the beautiful a-england ‘The Legend’ collection. This one is a glorious emerald green that, depending on the light, has a blue or gold tint and a true holographic shimmer running through it. This is one of those polishes that just has you staring at your nails all day.
Just like the other polishes in this collection, this could have been a one-coater but I am a creature of habit and did two coats anyway. It was then topped with Seche Vite, although it’s super shiny and sparkley without.
‘The Legend’ collection is sadly no longer available, but you can get Adina’s stunning nail polishes HERE.
OPI Don’t Talk Bach To Me
OPI Don’t Talk Bach To Me is from the OPI Germany collection (I just love this nail polish’s name!)
This is a chartreuse shimmery polish. It is so unusual that I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not for a long time. But I think I’m falling on the side of ‘like’. It feels like the perfect shade for spring and I don’t have anything else similar.
This was two thin coats of nail varnish, topped with Seche Vite.
You can buy it HERE, if you’re as big a fan as me.
Essie Stylenomics Review
This vampy beauty is the namesake of the 2012 Essie ‘Stylenomics’ collection. It is a lovely dark green with a little hint of grey. It is interesting enough to make it look less goth-like, but dark enough to still be statement. In the bottle it looks slightly uninspiring but has been a nice change from the super dark reds I usually go for when I want something dramatic.
This was perfect coverage in 2 coats, and topped with Seche Vite.
You can buy it HERE. I’ve also reviewed Recessionista and Head Mistress from the Stylenomics collection, both of which are lovely.
Seventeen Potion Nail Varnish
I actually bought this polish ages ago but I took so long to get round to swatching it that I forgot just how pretty it looked. I think I first picked it up hoping that it was a (much, much more affordable) Chanel ‘Peridot’ dupe.
Models Own Aciiied Nail Varnish
My lovely fiance built me a light box and I am in love. I don’t have to wait for the 20 seconds in a British day where there is daylight to take photos! It is amazing!
This is Models Own Aciiied nail varnish, a bright neon lime green that is as pretty as it is garish. I love bright colours and this is definitely a new favourite. This is two coats with a Seche Vite topcoat.
It doesn’t look like this nail varnish is available from Models Own anymore, but there may be a similar one in the neon ‘polish for tans’ range HERE.
Gabrini 363 Nail Varnish
Today’s swatch is the excitingly-named Gabrini 363 nail varnish (I HATE polishes with no names… it just seems like such a missed opportunity for fun!)
So apparently Pantone’s colour of the year for 2013 is Emerald which is wonderful news as green is my all time favourite colour. And this nail varnish definitely fits the emerald bill. This is a lovely dark green shimmer polish that has a beautiful glow in the light. This makes me feel quite Christmassy!
This is two coats of Gabrini 363 nail varnish topped with my usual Seche Vite.
You can find Gabrini’s full range HERE, although for some reason that website says that number 363 is a red polish… perhaps they’ve changed the names since I bought this! Worth bearing in mind before ordering though.