Classic skittle manicure
I’m taking part in a Trade School event today. If you’re not aware of these, they’re classes that run on a barter system. The teacher gives a class on something they know about, and instead of paying to attend, the delegates bring something the teacher has asked for – like food, clothes, knowledge or practical help.
I’m a marketing consultant, and I also run one-day marketing courses. So, I’m presenting a marketing class today – about how to blog successfully – and in return I’m asking for inexpensive nail polish. (Of course!)
So, in deciding what to wear on my nails today, I thought perhaps I should demonstrate my love of nail polish to my class by wearing lots of colours. And what better way to do that than with a classic skittle manicure in red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Four of these are untrieds for me. Barry M’s Blood Orange is a perfect one-coat glossy red. Lush Tangerine from L’Oreal took three coats, and is a bright orange. Buttercup Shine is a George polish (and which cost all of £1 in Asda). It also took three coats to be opaque, and was a little thick and dragged on the nail, but the end result is a wonderfully bright yellow. Mojito is a bold lime green that came in my Mini Mani Month Ciaté advent calendar. It also needed three coats. And finally, the only one of these that I’ve worn before, Nails Inc Kensington Park Road; a bright mid blue that took two coats.
[EDIT: Ten people came to my talk and I am now the proud owner of ten new bottles of polish and some remover wipes. There are some beautiful colours and a bottle of Croc Effect, which I’ve never tried before. I only asked for the cheapy £1-3 polish (MUA, Rimmel, NYC, Barry M) but someone brought me a bottle of L’Oreal and another brought me Chanel. What lovely people! And I thoroughly enjoyed giving the presentation too.]
- Red: one coat of Barry M Blood Orange
- Orange: three coats of L’Oreal Lush Tangerine
- Yellow: three coats of George Buttercup Shine
- Green: three coats of Ciaté Mojito
- Blue: two coats of Nails Inc Kensington Park Road
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
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