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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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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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Roses: Lilac and Teal (52 Week Challenge)

I’m late with last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were lilac and teal or pastels. I was already wearing Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with some stamping. I removed the stamping and added some roses in lilac and teal.

It’s not my favourite manicure ever.  I did it quite quickly and the roses are quite basic. I know messy can sometimes look good for roses, but this looks a bit amateurish to me. I’m not particularly happy with them, but I didn’t want to miss out on doing any of the 52 week challenges.

Lilac and teal roses using Barry M polishes on a base of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge
Lilac and teal roses using Barry M polishes on a base of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge

The roses have been added using a dotting tool and all Barry M polishes. The base colour I used was Prickly Pear. It’s been covered up in most of them, but you can see it there in some. It’s a more blue/grey toned lilac than the base colour.

Lilac and teal roses using Barry M polishes on a base of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge
Lilac and teal roses using Barry M polishes on a base of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge

I added highlights to the roses using Barry M Plum and Barry M Rose Hip, and the leaves are done with Barry M Make Me Teal (which is from the new Sunset range; I’ve not worn it yet though) and Barry M Greenberry.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge (gel), from the Sands of Aruba collection, with W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel)
  • Roses: Barry M Prickly Pear, Barry M Plum, Barry M Rose Hip, Barry M, Make Me Teal and Barry M Greenberry
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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

 

 

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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

 

 

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


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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