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Blue and Silver Filigree Nails | 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Nail blog posts from me are a bit like buses: none for a month and then two come along at once! So after a bit of a break, I’m back to posting with some blue and silver filigree nails.

These are for a new challenge: 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. It’s a once a fortnight challenge, with various prompts that you can see in the graphic below. I still haven’t finished the last challenge, but I only have a couple of manicures to do, so can hopefully catch up with those.

Chanel Rebel Blue with All That Jazz silver filigrees
Chanel Blue Rebel with All That Jazz silver filigrees

The base for this manicure is Chanel Blue Rebel, part of the Les Jeans collection from 2011’s Fashion’s Night Out. This collection of three blue polishes came out just before I got into painting my nails. I bought Blue Boy straight away, but the other two – Coco Blue and Blue Rebel – weren’t readily available any more. I managed to snag them much later – and for a much higher price than the usual retail price. But, I love all three of them, so the price paid was worth it.

Chanel Rebel Blue with All That Jazz silver filigrees
Chanel Blue Rebel with All That Jazz silver filigrees

On the middle nails (and my unseen thumb nails) are some silver filigree stickers. These filigrees are from All That Jazz. I was a bit unsure how they would work out before I tried them. I’ve never had the greatest of luck with nail wraps, which seem not to want to follow the curve of my nails. I always end up with lumps and bumps. But perhaps because these have holes in them, and are made of a flexible plasticky sort of material, they curved brilliantly with my nails. They went on so quickly and easily, it was untrue. The curve of the cuticle end and the width perfectly matched my own nails. After I had placed them, all I had to do was to trim off a bit of length using some cuticle nippers.

Thes filigree stickers are extremely impressive. They’re not expensive either. You can get them for £1.79 a pack from All That Jazz. They come in 17 different design and six colours, including gold, silver and four neon colours. This particular design is Bouquet in silver.

All That Jazz filigrees
All That Jazz filigrees

When I looked at the manicure photographs, I wasn’t very pleased with them. So, I added some top coat. But they didn’t photograph well either. And seeing as these filigrees look absolutely fine (except on camera, it seems) without top coat, then those are the pictures I chose to post. They don’t really do these complete justice, and I wish I could have photographed them better.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Chanel Blue Rebel
  • Filigrees: All That Jazz Bouquet in silver
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (on the plain blue nails only)


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The All That Jazz filigrees were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Black and Silver Sparkly Stars over Ciaté Boudoir: Had to Have It, Still Haven’t Worn It

I don’t feel I’ve done today’s Never-ending Pile challenge justice. The theme is “had to have it, still haven’t worn it” and I have loads of polishes that perfectly fit the brief that I could have used: Max Factor Fantasy Fire, KBShimmer Snow Way, OPI Ski Teal We Drop, A England Order Of The Garter, China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze … and many more.

But, I hadn’t had time to do the manicure this morning, and I was off to a meeting this afternoon. It was with a company I’d not met before and I wasn’t sure how they’d take to some wacky nail art. Hence, I kept my nails very simple and just painted them red. I luckily chose an untried though, and so I was able to jazz it up a little this evening in time to post this.  It also slightly fits the brief in that it came from the recent Ciaté Mini Mani Month advent calendar, which it’s true I *did* have to have, yet most of the polishes are still unworn.

I’m wearing three coats of Ciaté Boudoir, to which I’ve added a couple of accent nails using some black and silver sparkly star stickers that I bought from She Sells Sea Shells. It’s similar to another sparkly stars nails look I did earlier this year, also using these stickers.

Ciaté Boudoir with black and silver sparkly star stickers
Ciaté Boudoir with black and silver sparkly star stickers

The black stickers lost a little of their sparkle after I added top coat, which is a shame, so when I use them again, I’ll just add a little of my own glitter to revive them.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Colour: three coats of Ciaté Boudoir
  • Stars: sparkly stars from She Sells Sea Shells
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images above are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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Blue and Green Sparkly Stars: Sparkle: FingerFood’s Theme Weeks

This week’s theme in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge is sparkle.

I thought about going all out with some blingy rhinestones, or some glitter, but ultimately I chose something a little more understated, but still with sparkle.

I’ve put some blue and green star stickers over a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I bought the stickers from She Sells Seashells. The green ones have a bit of an outline, which didn’t happen with the blue ones, but you can’t see them in real life. I didn’t put top coat on for these photos, but I did later on, and it disguised the outlines much better.

Blue and green sparkle stars
Blue and green sparkly stars stickers over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

 

FingerFood's Theme Weeks

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
  • Stars: stickers bought from She Sells Seashells
  • Final top coat: none

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