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Pink Water Spotted Nails: Try Something New: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

I always struggle with a “try something new prompt”, as I always think I’ve done everything. So before today’s prompt for FingerFood’s Theme Buffet, I listed out all the different types of manicure I could think of. It turns out that there are quite a few techniques I’ve not tried: sugar spun, acid wash, water spotted, stained glass, cocktail nails, newspaper nails, drip and spread, pond manicure, distressed nails, galaxy nails, ruffian – I’ve not even ever done an ombré or a jelly sandwich!

So, I had plenty to choose from after all. And today I tried my hand at water spotting. It’s the same as water marbling except you use something with a high alcohol content – I used perfume – to spray onto the surface of the polish to create a spotted look.

I used two Barry M polishes for this: Rose Hip is the light pink base, and Pomegranate is the darker pink that I water spotted with.

I’m really impressed with how this turned out. I’ve even unwittingly achieved a sort of gradient effect with it! My hands do smell of perfume – even several hours and many hand washes later – but at least I used one I like, so that’s not so bad.

Pink water spotted nails using Barry M Rose Hip and Barry M Pomegranate
Pink water spotted nails using Barry M Rose Hip and Barry M Pomegranate

 

Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Rose Hip
  • Water spotting colour: Barry M Pomegranate
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Red Roses Over Black: Gothic: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

It’s Gothic today for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge and I was devoid of all inspiration. I Googled a bit and thought about doing more of an 80s Gothic look, using black and spiky studs. But it wasn’t something I fancied wearing and I wanted to keep my manicure for the whole day.

So I chose to stamp some red roses over black. It’s sort of Gothic … I think.

The base is two coats of W7 Black and I’ve stamped using A England Perceval and the MoYou London Pro 10 XL plate.

Perceval stamps beautifully, and by the final nail (the index finger), I’d worked out how to stop the annoying missing bits I get with MoYou plates due to them being etched so deeply. I discovered that a second application of polish and another scrape fills in the air bubbles and stamps beautifully. I could probably just scrape more lightly, but I had run out of nails to try it on by this point, so I’ll try that next time.

Red roses stamped over W7 Black using A England Perceval and MoYouLondon Pro 10 XL
Red roses stamped over W7 Black using A England Perceval and MoYouLondon Pro 10 XL

 

Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats ofW7 Black
  • Stamping polish:A England Perceval
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro 10 XL
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Navy, silver and blue fishtail

The theme in today’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge is fishtail.

Now to some people, fishtail means a braided pattern, and to others it means a curved chevron French tip sort of design.

I’ve gone with the latter (as it’s easier – ha ha), but I have done braided nails before.

I started with a base of the polish I was already wearing: Rimmel Midnight Blue. Then, using curved chevron guides, I added tips in Barry M Silver Foil Effects. The blue – Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl – was freehanded on, as I couldn’t be sure if I’d get the lines evenly spaced if I used more French tip guides, as they would have to cover up what had already been painted. As it turned out, I was a fraction out with the right-hand sweep on my ring finger, but it’s hardly noticeable.

I really love these nails. They’re very “me” … the colours, the geometry, the lines, the symmetry.

Navy, silver, blue fishtail
Navy, silver, blue fishtail using Rimmel Midnight Blue, Barry M Silver Foil Effects and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl
Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Rimmel Midnight Blue
  • Fishtail chevrons: Barry M Silver Foil Effects and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Cherries

The theme for today in the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge is “delicious”.

I thought about it for a bit, and I just couldn’t get past the idea of cherries. Yes, I suppose cherries are delicious (unless you’re my ten-year old son), but it’s not the most obvious thing to paint for “delicious”. However, the thought just wouldn’t go away and so cherries it was!

I haven’t done a great job. I got a bit hasty with the dots to highlight the cherries and they’re all different sizes. But other than that, I rather liked having cherries on my nails.

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Cherries nails, using Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Barry M Blood Orange and Barry M Spring Green

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Cherries: Barry M Blood Orange, Barry M Spring Green and Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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FingerFood’s Theme Buffet: Monochrome: Black and White Floral Stamping

And so the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge rolls onto part two. And we have some more themes to pick from. These were all suggested by members of the Facebook group (I was too slow and didn’t get round to posting any ideas).

This week is actually either the end of the last set of challenges, and a Mother’s Day theme, or the first of a new set, and monochrome. Some people have chosen to combine the two,but I’ve gone for monochrome, which was suggested by Sarah, Manda and Myristine.

Strictly I’ve gone for achromatic, which means no colour at all, i.e. black and white. But I took Wikipedia literally when it said:

For an image, the term monochrome is usually taken to mean the same as black and white

So, I’ve chosen some black stamping over white. I used MoYou London Pro XL 14 for the plate, and stamped a floral pattern. It didn’t come out so well and had some bald patches, so I touched them up with a teeny tiny brush and some black acrylic paint. I still managed to miss a few spots though.

I do like this look. I was planning to keep it on for a few days, but I might now replace it with the lovely new Chanel Provocation I received for Mother’s Day from my son.

Black white floral stamping Mo You XL Pro 14
Black white floral stamping using Mo You XL Pro plate 14

 

Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Stamping polish: Konad Special Black
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro 14 XL
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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