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Red, Yellow and Green Saran Wrap | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This manicure is a red, yellow and green Saran wrap manicure for one of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas themes.

After far too many weeks out of the nail art loop, I have finally managed to jump back in. And this manicure is about four weeks late. In fact, the challenge is now over, and the next one has begun. But I still have two more manicures to complete after this one. I will make sure I finish them though, as then I will have done two years of a once-weekly challenge.

Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails
Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails

In fact, I did paint these nails at the time, but I just haven’t had the time to post them. I’m a freelance marketing consultant, and work has been busy, but more than that, I am on my son’s school’s parents’ association committee, and the time I have had to devote to that recently has meant I just haven’t been able to keep up with the blog … nor paint my nails. Hopefully things will change soon and the commitment needed there will lessen.

Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails
Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails

I was already wearing red on my nails: Nella Milano Scarlet Heat. To that, I have added Revlon Barry M Olive, a very pale, quite “dirty” green, using scrunched up cling film (Saran wrap). Finally, I added some yellow, using Revlon Buttercup. There seemed to be too much yellow on my nails, and I didn’t want to see too much green [regular readers will know I’m not a great fan of green] so I added some more red on top.

Red, yellow and green is not a great colour combination in my opinion. But I quite liked the effect of these nails.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Nella Milano Scarlet Heat, Revlon Buttercup and Barry M Olive
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Scarlet Heat was previously sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

I can’t add my nails to the link-up as it has expired. But you can still see all the manicures here:

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Nella Milano Iron Spring

Today I have a swatch of Nella Milano Iron Spring.

It is a very difficult shade to describe. It’s detailed on the Nella Milano website as being browny-grey, which you can’t disagree with. But, in some lights, it has a murky green tone to it, making it more of a khaki or a dusky olive colour.

It’s another classy-looking colour from Nella Milano. If you’re allowed to wear polish as dark as this, I’d say it would be great for office wear. I wore it to an event hosted by a client of mine and received several admiring comments (from the ladies – the men rarely seem to notice my nails!)

Nella Milano Iron Spring
Nella Milano Iron Spring

It applied really well and took two coats. As ever, the perfect Nella Milano formula dried to a glossy shine.

Nella Milano Iron Spring
Nella Milano Iron Spring

Iron Spring is this week’s special offer polish, so you can buy it for half price – just £4.47 on the Nella Milano website. There’s also get an additional 20% off that polish – or any others – with the code Kerrspecial.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Nella Milano Iron Spring
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Iron Spring was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

 

 

Green dots (52 Week Challenge)

In the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week the themes are dots and 3 shades of purple. I told my son I was going to do a dotticure, and he picked me out some blues. But I – rather uncharacteristically – chose to go with green. I’m not a lover of green, but I’m beginning to like it when it’s used in nail art (rather than as a plain manicure).

This is done mainly with Barry M polishes: a base of Coconut, then dots in Olive, Key Lime, Spring Green and Watermelon. There are also a couple of dots of Barry M Lime Green in there too, but it was a bit too sheer, so I abandoned it fairly rapidly. The only non-Barry M polish is Essie Navigate Her.

Dotted green nails
Dotted green nails using Barry M Coconut, Watermelon, Key Lime, Olive, Spring Green, Lime Green and Essie Navigate Her

I’m using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as my go-to top coat at the moment. I’ve realised that a top coat will fall out of favour with me once it starts to get towards the end of the bottle and it begins to get a little thick. Regardless of the brand, this seems to happen. So currently I’ve been using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri after a long period of religiously using HK Girl. However, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri isn’t as good at not smearing artwork, so I used my (rather thick) bottle of HK Girl this time around.

Dotted green nails
Dotted green nails using Barry M Coconut, Watermelon, Key Lime, Olive, Spring Green, Lime Green and Essie Navigate Her

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Coconut
  • Dots: Barry M Olive, Barry M Key Lime, Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Watermelon, Barry M Lime Green, Essie Navigate Her
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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O is for: Olive from Barry M, with oil slick studs

It’s letter O this week in the A to Z series challenge and I have Olive from Barry M. I had quite a few Os to choose from, but hadn’t yet used this one from the most recent Barry M collection.

I used two coats. It dried really quickly, but it was very hot, so that may have been the cause of it. Olive is a light khaki colour and part of the Summer 2014 collection. I do think it has a more autumnal feel though.

I bought the oil slick studs – or cabochons – from She Sells Seashells. I’ve known Sarah, the owner, since very early on in my nails blogging days and I’m really pleased to see her business doing so well. She has a great range of nail art items, from studs and stickers to nail vinyls, charms and cabuchons.

Barry M Olive with oil slick cabuchons
Barry M Olive with oil slick cabuchons

The other A to Zers have blogged about:

A England Ophelia (and two others) (PMP)

Too Fancy Lacquer Orchid of 2014 (Deliciate Nails)

Cadillacquer Once More With Feeling (Pish Posh and Polish)

Nails Inc Oxford Circus (AnnaBean)

Polish Me Silly Off 2 Paradise (PennyPinchingPolish)

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Olive
  • Cabuchons: She Sells Sea Shells 4mm oil slick cabuchons
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.