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OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta with Spring Flowers | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I have some spring flowers for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group today.

I used some polishes from the OPI New Orleans Spring 2016 collection. The base is OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta. I don’t understand the pun behind this polish name at all. I looked up muffuletta, because I had no idea what that was, and it seems it’s a sandwich of some sort. Now I just need to understand why it goes with “she’s a bad …”. It makes zero sense to me. Can an American please explain?

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

The colour is lovely. It’s one of those “nearly red” pinks. It’s bright and it freaks out my camera a little, and while I have adjusted the image a little, it still isn’t quite colour-accurate. So if you’re looking to buy this polish, please don’t rely on my photos.

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

I added in some some flowers and dots using OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment, which is a pale peach colour. The centre of the flowers is SpaRitual Gentle, which I reviewed yesterday. I wanted a nice cream for the centre of the flowers, and this was still on my desk, so it was perfect all round.

I’m not sure that the base is very spring-like. I think I perhaps should have done it with the light colour as the base and the darker one for the flowers. This is probably more summers flowers than spring flowers!

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta
  • Flowers: OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment and SpaRitual Gentle
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
SpaRitual Gentle was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions

 

 

 

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Peach, Cream and Navy Dotted Half Moons | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday group is back with dotticures this week and I have created a peach, cream and navy dotted half moons manicure.

The peach base is Nella Milano Peach Schnapps. Onto that I have added different sized dots using Orly In The Navy and Barry M Coconut.

I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest, which was dots on a matte black base.

Peach, cream and navy dotted half moons
Peach, cream and navy dotted half moons

Despite a lot of searching, I unfortunately cannot find the original artist behind the design.

Peach, cream and navy dotted half moons
Peach, cream and navy dotted half moons

 

Here’s the original inspiration for my manicure:

 

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Please take a look at all the other dotticures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Nella Milano Peach Schnapps
  • Dots: Orly In The Navy and Barry M Coconut
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Peach Schnapps was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Grey and Blue Dotted Half Moons | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

My own personal theme for the to 40 Great Nail Art Ideas “grey plus a colour” prompt is dotting tools. So I have some grey and blue dotted half moons.

I’ve recently done a very similar manicure, using peach, navy and cream, but haven’t got around to posting it yet. I wanted to see how it would work with just a single colour of dotting for the half moons.

Grey and blue dotted half moons
Grey and blue dotted half moons

The grey base is Nella Milano Grey Goose, and the dotting is done with Barry M Cyan Blue.

Grey and blue dotted half moons
Grey and blue dotted half moons

I’m not completely sold on the colour combination. I think this would have looked better with a darker blue, perhaps even as deep as a navy. Or with a mauve.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Nella Milano Grey Goose
  • Dotting: Barry M Cyan Blue
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Grey Goose was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Pink, Red and White Mini Dotted Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

The two challenge prompts for last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge were: red and pink, or skittles. I chose to create some pink, red and white mini dotted flowers.

My design is entirely inspired (copied!) from one done by Nail That Design.

I used all Nella Milano polishes for this design. The pink base is Pinkifield; the white flowers are made with Chantilly Cream; the red leaves are done with The Rubinator; and finally, the tiny dotted centres are Raven Wing.

Pink, red and white mini dotted flowers using Nella Milano Pinkifield, Chantilly Cream, Raven Wing and The Rubinator
Pink, red and white mini dotted flowers using Nella Milano Pinkifield, Chantilly Cream, Raven Wing and The Rubinator

My leaves and dots are a little sloppy. It was really hot yesterday when I painted these, and my polish was drying really quickly. Rather than take my time, replenishing the dabs of polish on my dotting mat more frequently, I tried to finish the job more hastily. The result is that my dots aren’t very even and some of the leaves aren’t really even leaf shaped!

Pink, red and white mini dotted flowers using Nella Milano Pinkifield, Chantilly Cream, Raven Wing and The Rubinator
Pink, red and white mini dotted flowers using Nella Milano Pinkifield, Chantilly Cream, Raven Wing and The Rubinator

I couldn’t fit in as many dots in the centre of my flowers as Nail That Design did. I don’t know how she did it in fairness. Despite that, and the poor leaves, the overall effect is what I was looking for and the manicure looks great.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Nella Milano Pinkifield
  • Dotted flowers: Nella Milano Chantilly Cream, Nella Milano Raven Wing and Nella Milano The Rubinator
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
All the Nella Milano nail polishes used for this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Red, Orange and Green Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

The two themes for this week’s (well, last week’s) 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are plaid and/or orange, red and green. I went for the colours and created a red, orange and green floral manicure.

This is done with all Barry M polishes: Blood Orange (red), Satsuma (orange), Spring Green (green, obviously) and Cotton, for the white base.

You can’t see the orange very well though. A brighter or paler orange would have shown up better.

Red, orange and green flowers using Barry M Cotton, Blood Orange, Spring Green and Satsuma
Red, orange and green flowers using Barry M Cotton, Blood Orange, Spring Green and Satsuma

I would have painted these yesterday, so that I could post them (just) in time, but I ended up having heat exhaustion after sitting in the sun for four hours watching my son play cricket.

Because I wasn’t feeling well, we went straight home. After downing several glasses of water in an attempt to rapidly rehydrate myself, I then spent the next four hours asleep on the sofa. It wouldn’t have been too much of a problem, except it was our wedding anniversary and my husband and I had planned on going out for lunch. It would have been lovely yesterday, as the cricket was in Barnes, on the Thames, and there are some lovely restaurants and pubs around there on the river.

But, it wasn’t to be. The sun and I don’t get along, and it got the better of me. I should really know better. Some sort of hat is in order before the next match.

Red, orange and green flowers using Barry M Cotton, Blood Orange, Spring Green and Satsuma

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Red nails: two coats of Barry M Blood Orange
  • Floral nails: two coats of Barry M Cotton, Barry M Blood Orange, Barry M Satsuma and Barry M Spring Green
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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