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Blue geometric glitter nails

These blue geometric glitter nails were inspired by a manicure I saw by Paulina of Paulina’s Passions. I saw it and thought I’d love to create something similar but using blue – but I don’t like my manicure half as much as I like hers.

I think it’s probably because the glitter is more prominent on my manicure. And that makes it a bit distracting. I feel it needs some more solid colour.

The blue polishes I used are Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt (the darker blue) and OPI The I’s Have It. The very pedantic part of my nature – which represents about 99.99% of my being – is particularly annoyed that OPI has put an apostrophe in the name. It’s a plural, so doesn’t need one <stamps feet>.

Blue geometric glitter nails
Blue geometric glitter nails: reverse stamping over glitter gel nails, plus regular blue polish

The glitter is a gel polish; W7 Silver Sparks. I created the patterned nails over the top of the glitter using the reverse stamping method. I used Bundle Monster BM-XL218, from the Bundle Monster Blogger Collaboration Set 4. This particular plate is by nails.by.teens.

Bundle Monster Blogger Collaboration Set 4
Bundle Monster Blogger Collaboration Set 4

I stamped using Essence Stamp Me! in White, then filled in the reverse of the image using the two blue polishes.

Blue geometric glitter manicure
Blue geometric glitter nails: reverse stamping over glitter gel nails, plus regular blue polish

It’s lovely to be back doing my nails so frequently again. I had about a year out, during which time I only really had plain colours on my nails. I had a busy year with some volunteering I’ve been doing, and realise it has taken me away from the hobby I love so much. So, I shall be scaling that back in favour of the nails as soon as I can 🙂

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Dark blue: two coats of Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt
  • Lighter blue: OPI The I’s Have It
  • Glitter: three coats of W7 Silver Sparks (gel polish)
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! White
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL218
  • Top coat:  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster plate BM-XL218 and Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.
The Bundle Monster image is copyrighted and was provided courtesy of Bundle Monster.
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Morgan Taylor The Great Ice-Scape Collection

I have the whole Morgan Taylor The Great Ice-Scape collection to show you today.

It comprises six polishes for Winter 2016. There are two blues, a nude, a mauve, a pink and a copper shimmer. They are such gorgeous colours. As ever, I have been surprised by a couple of Morgan Taylor polishes. The ones I thought I might not like, I have absolutely adored.

The collection is themed around ice-skating. Here are the shades:

  • Figure 8s & Heartbreaks – a dusky mauve creme
  • Flirt In a Skating Skirt – a steel blue creme
  • Hey, Twirl-Friend – a nude creme
  • Ice Queen Anyone? – a copper shimmer
  • Lace ‘Em Up – a midnight blue creme
  • N-ice Girls Rule – a pale pink shimmer
Morgan Taylor The Great Ice-scape collection
Morgan Taylor The Great Ice-scape collection
Morgan Taylor Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016

Each of my swatches is two coats plus top coat. Every single one of these painted on perfectly and lasted really well. I am truly so impressed with Morgan Taylor polishes.

Figure 8s & Heartbreaks

This colour is absolutely stunning. It’s a dusky mauve – precisely the kind of tone that I like. It’s so gorgeous on, and I had so many people ask me what it was called when I wore it. This one is definitely my favourite of the collection.

Morgan Taylor Figure 8s & Heartbreaks, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Figure 8s & Heartbreaks, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Figure 8s & Heartbreaks, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Figure 8s & Heartbreaks, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016

Flirt In a Skating Skirt

This is another dusky colour, and again one that I think is perfect for me. It’s a steel blue. It is darker than in the bottle – lots of shades are as the the thickness of the glass bottle makes them appear lighter.

Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt
Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt
Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt
Morgan Taylor Flirt In A Skating Skirt

Hey, Twirl-Friend

This is a nude polish. It has a hint of beige or mushroom about it. It’s a great colour for work, and complements the steel blue especially well. I can see me using these two together for nail art. I used two thicker coats for this swatch. If you paint your polish on thinly, you may need to use three.

Morgan Taylor Hey Twirl-friend!
Morgan Taylor Hey Twirl-friend!
Morgan Taylor Hey Twirl-friend!
Morgan Taylor Hey Twirl-friend!

Ice Queen Anyone?

This copper shimmer is the one polish in the collection that I thought I wouldn’t like. And I was wrong. It has a lovely sparkle to it under lights (or perhaps out in the sun – not that I can try that in the UK in the mid-winter though!) The photos seem to really show up the line in my nail where the free edge starts. I usually get this when my hands/nails are quite dry, so perhaps I didn’t moisturise well when I took these. I know metallic and shimmery polishes like this can often show up the flaws in your nails, but I don’t recall that showing up while I was wearing the polish.

Morgan Taylor Ice Queen Anyone?, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Ice Queen Anyone?, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Ice Queen Anyone?, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor Ice Queen Anyone?, from The Great Ice-scape collection for Winter 2016

Lace ‘Em Up

Lace ‘Em Up is a deep navy, a midnight blue. It’s another gorgeous polish, and one that I’ve already re-worn since swatching it.

Morgan Taylor Lace 'Em Up
Morgan Taylor Lace ‘Em Up
Morgan Taylor Lace 'Em Up
Morgan Taylor Lace ‘Em Up

N-ice Girls Rule

This is another from the collection that I looked at at first and thought, no, not for me. I thought it was too girly, too pretty, too fragile for me. But I love this pale pink shimmer. It’s an absolute winner.

Morgan Taylor N-ice Girls Rule, from The Great Ice-Scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor N-ice Girls Rule, from The Great Ice-Scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor N-ice Girls Rule, from The Great Ice-Scape collection for Winter 2016
Morgan Taylor N-ice Girls Rule, from The Great Ice-Scape collection for Winter 2016

Here’s a nice little video of some behind the scenes action. I guess it’s from an advert for the collection.

You can buy Morgan Taylor nail polishes in the UK in Sally’s stores – or online at www.sallyexpress.com.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of each Morgan Taylor polish
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The Morgan Taylor The Great Ice-scape Collection was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.