Grey and purple water spot
Sorry about the lack of posts this week, I have had really horrible back ache it means I can’t sit for very long, or lie down or stand for that matter… So doing nail art and writing blog posts haven’t really been happening 😦
Luckily it’s not feeling quite so horrible today so here are my Pick and Mix Challenge nails for this week! 🙂
Sinful Colors Amethyst and Seche Nouveau
I decided on a water spot mani because, I haven’t done one for a while and the other things I tried for this looked rubbish!
The purple is Amethyst from Sinful Colors, and the Grey I used for the spotting is Nouveau from Seche.
My one issue with this is how bubbly my topcoat is! Gah! It might be a reaction with the perfume or with the polish itself…
I really should stop using my expensive perfume for water spot manis… But my fingers really do smell lovely lol!
After all the experimenting with crackle polishes I thought I should let my poor fingers have a rest from the polish remover for a couple of days! I have been using loads of Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and thankfully now I no longer have quite so crispy cuticles 😀
Today I found my e.l.f Matte topcoat! 😀 It was rather dried out and unhappy looking 😦 but with a bit of acetone and a good mix it is back to it’s very non shiny self! 😀
For this I started with a coat of Greige Gardens from Sally Hansen, when the first coat had dried I used the Greige Gardens and Amethyst from Sinfulcolors for the sponged gradient, this took three coats! The Cherry Blossom stamp is from Moyou Suki collection 02 I used Konad special polish for the image, One coat of Seche Vite to seal the image. Then when it had dried I applied my revitalized e.l.f. Matte topcoat.
I had forgotten how scratchy the brush is in the matte topcoat so I ended up using one of my larger nail art brushes to apply it.
I had also forgotten how much I love Matte polish! 😀
Glitter Leopard Gradient Nails
I started with one coat of Amethyst from Sinful Colors, this polish is a really nice colour, it’s a mid purple creme, (I’ll do a swatch at some point) I used it as a base colour to tone down the very bright pink polish I chose for the gradient.
For the sponged gradient I used Black on Black also from Sinful Colors and Ulterior Motive from Color Club, which is a fantastic bright magenta pink jelly with iridescent pink and blue micro glitter. The gradient took two coats, I had to work very quickly as the glitter kept sticking to the sponge!
For the leopard print I used Moyou XL Pro Collection 04, and Konad special polish in black.
I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite. Not including the clean up this only took me 15 minutes!
Glitter Gradient Leopard Nails