This is my first attempt at braided nails! And I’m really pleased with the result! 😀
For this I used Vamp Polish From Eyeko, Steel of the Night from Color Club and Night Moves from Barielle.
I did have a few issues with the brushes being different sizes, so next time I try this I’ll stick with one brand of polish!
Silver and Black Half Moon Nails
For this I used three polishes, Coalest Day of the year and Night Moves Both from Barielle Shades and Black on Black from sinfulcolors (I really need to get another bottle soon)
I started with two coats of Night Moves which is a lovely bright silver foil. after waiting for it to dry, I used my trusty Ring binder hole reinforcements to create the half moon shape.
Then using Black on Black, Coalist Day and a bit more of the night moves I sponged on the gradient. this took three thin coats. while the polish was still wet I carefully removed the hole reinforcements with tweezers, then applied a coat of Seche Vite!
Barielle Shades. Blackened Bleu, Starchild, Coalest Day Of The Year, Night Moves and Out-Grey-Geous
Here are some Barielle Shades swatches.
Coalest Day Of The Year Swatch
Dark grey shimmer with silver micro glitter. Applying this polish was lovely, I would describe the colour as a rich gun-metal. It has a good amount of pigment and enough shimmer as to not be overpowering but stopping it from looking flat. This is two coats and the drying time was really quick!
Blackened Bleu Swatch
Dark grey jelly polish with fine dark blue glitter formula quite thin but with a high glitter content, there was some streaking but that was mostly covered with the final coat. I applied three rather thick coats this polish luckily dries quickly!
Grey frost with gold micro glitter. As with most frost finishes the formula for this one is quite thin, It took 3 coats. But is easy to apply, the gold shimmer and micro glitter adds depth and warmth to the polish.
Night Moves Swatch
Barielle Night Moves
This is a fantastic bright silver foil the formula was extremely easy to apply, very good coverage, no streaking or dragging at all, very glossy finish! I think this polish will be added to my favorites! 🙂
Starchild is a clear base with different sized hex holographic glitter. This is one rather thick coat over the top of Coalest Day of the year. It took a little bit of dabbing to get the glitters evenly spaced out, but I didn’t have to go digging
about or chasing the glitters around in the bottle 🙂