The slogan of my blog might as well be “…I don’t even *like* blue nail varnish!” If you’ve seen my huge nail varnish sort and destash video you will have witnessed my utter confusion at how I’ve managed to accumulate such a large amount of blue nail varnishes when I (claim that I) don’t even like blue nail varnish on me. So this cobalt nail varnish comparison post is a bit of a shock to me too!
I have had some beautiful art images pinned to my nail art inspiration Pinterest board for ages. But I was totally bowled over by Ashley Goldberg – she does some stunning work and these nails are a very poor imitation – so go have a look at her stuff and swoon! I hope you like my abstract nail art inspired by the incredible Ashley Goldberg.
I did this manicure freehand with my trusty teeny tiny paintbrush and a lot of different colours, I can give you specifics if you want to know a shade name. Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
This weekend the weather was absolutely glorious. It finally felt like it was the start of summer. And to honour that, I decided to do some fruity watermelon nail art. I hated this manicure until the moment I put top coat on and then I fell in love with it! (Does anyone else do this? All of my manicures are hideous until the very last second when they come together!)
I received this lovely looking polish at the Debenhams SS15 beauty event last week and was so excited to use it. I love Nails Inc polishes and had heard good things about their Gel Effect range. So I thought I’d do a little bit of gold leaf nail art!
Nails Inc’s new special effects ‘Sprinkles’ collection is inspired by baking, more specifically cake decoration. There are 4 in the range and I was at the counter for AGES trying to pick which one to get. But this one kept catching my eye more than the others.
A creamy blue sheer base with densely-packed baby blue, baby pink and silver mini glitters: this is a jelly sandwich manicure in one product! In the close up photos, you can see the first layer of glitter peeking out through the second layer of sheer base. I am in love.
The glitter goes on well, you don’t have to place the glitter in bald spots. And this is 2 coats of glitter, so you can see how well it layers.
The polish dries slightly matte, which I like. But I added a generous layer of top coat as it is a bit gritty when dry. I am happy to put up with that though as it looks just like frosting on cupcakes…so pretty.
I am going to have to get the other 3 in the collection as I can’t get enough!