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Diagonal Stripes: Three Blues (52 Week Challenge)

For this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge the choices are domestic animals or three shades of blue. I didn’t fancy putting cats or dogs or rabbits on my nails, so went with the three blues prompt.

I’ve done some diagonal stripes. Diagonal isn’t a very common thing for me. I’ve created dozens of striped manicures, but only a handful of diagonally striped ones before.

For the base, I’ve used Barry M Huckleburry (their spelling on the bottle) / Huckleberry (the spelling on the website). Then the medium blue is Essie Mezmerised. I love this colour. I don’t have anything quite like it and it’s a gorgeous mi-toned blue. Plus, this is just one coat. I did layer it over Barry M Huckleberry, which I had already put on all four nails, but since that’s practically white, then this is a one-coater in my estimation. And the third blue is Orly In The Navy; another gorgeous colour. I do love a good navy.

I really love these nails. I took my time with them and was really careful with the clean-up, and I am so pleased with my lines. I am, however, very disappointed in the top coat. It’s a brand new bottle of Glisten & Glow HK Girl, and it’s left the Essie polish all bumpy, almost grainy in texture. I don’t understand why that’s happened; nor why it’s happened just to the Essie. You can see it particularly well on the index finger nail, but it was like this on the others too.

Blue diagonal stripes using Barry M Hucklebury, Essie Mezmerised and Orly In The Navy
Blue diagonal stripes using Barry M Hucklebury, Essie Mezmerised and Orly In The Navy


52 week challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Blue nails: one coat of Essie Mezmerised
  • Striped nails: two coats of Barry M Huckleberry as a base; then Orly In The Navy and Essie Mezmerised
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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