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Pink and Orange Water Marble (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve chosen just the pink and orange prompt for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I wasn’t up to adding in the stained glass or mosaic element as well.

I had the idea of doing a plain water marble that I’ve seen a lot of recently. It’s where you don’t drag anything through the rings of polish, but instead leave them so that they create curved stripes. I wanted to use so many drops of polish that the very centre circle was really small, and then I wanted to try to capture that part on the centre of my nail. But I just couldn’t get it to work. Not dragging through the polish seemed to make it far too thick, and it just pooled on my nails in a mushy mess.

So I went back to what I always do and created my favourite stripey pattern. The colour combination reminds me so much of fruit salad sweets.

I used two Revlon Colorstay polishes, which I picked in up Poundworld. They worked brilliantly for marbling. The pink is Passionate Pink  and the orange is Sorbet.

I used Sorbet in the plain orange nails. It is very sheer and even four coats didn’t give a very solid-looking colour. And it certainly didn’t seem to match the orange in the marbled nails. So instead I painted two coats over white, which gave it more vibrancy.

Pink and orange water marble using Revlon Colorstay polishes in Passionate Pink and Sorbet
Pink and orange water marble using Revlon Colorstay polishes in Passionate Pink and Sorbet

Unfortunately, as always seems to be the case when I use white undies, my clean up takes away more of the top coat, leaving a thin line of white around the cuticle edge. I always hate it in the photos, but it’s not too noticeable in real life.

Pink and orange water marble using Revlon Colorstay polishes in Passionate Pink and Sorbet
Pink and orange water marble using Revlon Colorstay polishes in Passionate Pink and Sorbet

 

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Water marbled nails: Revlon Passionate Pink and Revlon Sorbet, over one coat of Barry M Cotton
  • Orange: two coats of Revlon Sorbet over one coat of Barry M Cotton
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Blue and Purple Textured Glitter Zigzags: T is for: Textured

I’ve used some textured glitter for T is for textured in the A2Z series challenge this week.

Both polishes are from the 2true Sequins collection and are Eva, which is the blue one, and Naomi, the purple one. I have one other nail polish from this 5-part collection; it’s the silver one, called Christy. I’ve used that one quite a lot, and often use it as an accent nail, but this is the first outing for either of these two.

They are quick drying, and have a course, grainy feel to them after they’ve dried.

I created some textured glitter zigzags over white to add some interest to the manicure. I quite like the look, but can’t help but think that either blue or purple would have worked well on their own; not both together.

Blue and purple textured glitter zigzags using 2true Eva, 2true Naomi and Barry M Cotton
Blue and purple textured glitter zigzags using 2true Eva, 2true Naomi and Barry M Cotton

There’s only six more weeks of this challenge left. It’s gone by really quickly.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: 2true Eva, 2true Naomi, Barry M Cotton


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Green and Lilac Barry M Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’m in a bit of a nail art funk at the moment. I am really busy with work and am doing my challenge manicures at the last minute all the time. Because of that, I am not devoting much creativity to the task and am subsequently finding that I’m not liking much of what I’m creating at the moment. And this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge manicure is no exception.

The themes are mermaid and/or lilac and green. I tried to water marble using these polishes, and it failed big time. Then I tried a stripey look and I hated it. So finally, I’ve created a quick and easy dotted flower look. But I don’t like it very much and although it’s on my nails as I type this, it’s coming off just as soon as I’ve pressed publish on this post.

I’ve used all Barry M polishes: the pale green Sugar Apple for the base, Prickly Pear for the petals and Greenberry for the flower centres.

Green and lilac dotted flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple, Barry M Prickly Pear and Barry M Greenberry
Green and lilac dotted flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple, Barry M Prickly Pear and Barry M Greenberry

It’ll probably end up being one of my most-liked posts. It always seems to be the case that the manicures I don’t care for are the ones that everyone likes and shares. I reckon my perspective is off!

Green and lilac dotted flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple, Barry M Prickly Pear and Barry M Greenberry
Green and lilac dotted flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple, Barry M Prickly Pear and Barry M Greenberry

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Barry M Sugar Apple, Barry M Prickly Pear, Barry M Greenberry
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Silver with Red Diamond Stamping: S is for: Silver

I didn’t mange to post on time yesterday for the A2Z series challenge, and I’m a day late. It’s S this time, for silver.

Firstly I painted my nails using W7 Silver Suede. This was given to be by my friend Michelle. She’s just got into painting her nails and has fallen hard, already setting up her Fingertiptastic blog and Instagram account – go visit her and give her some love.

Silver Suede dries very matte looking, and the shimmer in it makes it look rough. So I was surprised when I touched it and it feels really smooth and silky.

I was going to stamp something floral in black, but did a last minute swerve and chose a geometric diamond pattern – reminiscent of an Argyle pattern – and thought it would be nice with some colour. The design is from CICI & SISI plate 21, in the red set. Keeping with the metallic feel of the silver, I used A England Perceval, a vibrant, metallic red that stamps perfectly.

Silver and red diamond stamping, using W7 Silver Suede, A England Perceval and CICI & SISI 21
Silver and red diamond stamping, using W7 Silver Suede, A England Perceval and CICI & SISI 21

After top coat, the shine of Silver Suede was more evident. I only painted this last night and was going to just do four nails before rushing out to take my son to his cricket practice. But I loved how it came out so much that I did all my nails.

Silver and red diamond stamping, using W7 Silver Suede, A England Perceval and CICI & SISI 21
Silver and red diamond stamping, using W7 Silver Suede, A England Perceval and CICI & SISI 21

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: W7 Silver Suede
  • Stamping polish: A England Perceval
  • Stamping plate: CICI & SISI 21
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Bananas In Pyjamas (52 Week Challenge)

I’m a day late with this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, but it was Mother’s Day in the UK yesterday, and I was busy being spoiled, so didn’t get time to post.

Initially, I spent an age painting Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street as decals. But when I came to put them on, they just didn’t stick down well and you could see all the edges of the decals, with top coat bubbling around them. And I hated them, so they came off immediately.

Bananas In Pyjamas is a programme that came way after my time, but it used to be on sometimes when my son was small. He didn’t particularly like it, so I’m not very familiar with it, but I thought I could do some stripes and faces without too much of a problem. So Bananas In Pyjamas it was!

Bananas in Pyjamas nails
Bananas in Pyjamas nails, using Sally Hansen Butter-fly Stroke, Barry M Cotton, Ciaté Power Dressing and black acrylic paint

Silly nails really, but it was nice to have a bit of fun. They came off pretty quickly though so that I could try out my Mother’s Day present, a bottle of Christian Louboutin Lova.

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Polishes: Sally Hansen Butter-fly stroke (yellow), Barry M Cotton (white) and Ciaté Power Dressing (blue)
  • Face detail: black acrylic paint
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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