After all the challenges I’ve been doing, I wanted to do something that was just for me on my nails. And this skittlette – or (everything but the) kitchen sink manicure – fitted the bill just perfectly.
I didn’t design these nails with New Year’s Eve in mind, but with the sparkle of the textured glitter, I think they’d work well. So if they last me until New Year’s Eve, I’ll be pleased.
I love the combination of navy and silver, and I absolutely adore this navy blue. It’s L’Oréal Mystic Blue and it is part of the L’Or Electric Collection, which came out in summer 2012 for the Cannes Film Festival. I bought it recently from Fragrance Direct for a measly £1.30. (And then I bought two more bottles as back ups because it is completely gorgeous). It has a silver shimmer that makes the polish quite metallic-looking. For me, it’s the navy version of Divine Indigo, which is also one of my favourites.
The textured glitter is 2True Christy. I also own the blue (Eva) and the purple (Naomi) from this range, but this is the first one I’ve worn. It would be great used as a full manicure; it’s really sparkly and classy-looking.
For the zig zags, I did a base coat of Barry M Foil Effects Silver, then added some mini zig zag guides and painted over with one coat of Mystic Blue. I bought the guides a while ago from Linda of nailvinyls.com. They are really fantastic and do a brilliant job. Unfortunately, after I had created my most perfect ever zig zag nail, I managed to dink it straight after I’d added the top coat. I had to touch up the blue and the silver at the tip end a little with a brush. I know it looks OK, but I can’t help but grieve a little for my once-perfect nail! (The perfectionist part of me keeps telling me I should have re-done the nail!)
Finally, for the stamped nail, I used Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Nailz Craze plate NC02, the “magical” plate.
- Navy blue: two coats of L’Oréal Color Riche Mystic Blue
- Textured glitter: two coats of 2True Christy
- Zig zag nail: one coat of Barry M Foil Effects Silver, then one coat of L’Oréal Color Riche Mystic Blue over zig zag guides
- Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
- Stamping plate: Nailz Craze NC02
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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