Hello my lovelies! Back in the mists of time, when I first started blogging, I joined a nail art challenge group called Crumpet’s Nail Tarts. We had weekly prompts, and everything was great for a couple of months until my life went pear shaped for a while and I stopped blogging for six months. (If you’d like to have a giggle at my first attempts at nail art, click here!) Fast forward two years, and the group has evolved and just started a new year long challenge. This time, we get prompts every two weeks, hence the 26 great nail art ideas. Well, that was a convoluted intro. To the art!
This week, our prompt is blue & silver. A classic combo that I actually forced myself to stop doing so often a while back!
What I used:
- Revlon Coastal Surf (mid-blue creme)
- Rimmel Loafer Love For You (royal blue creme)
- OPI Miss Piggy’s Big Number (dark blue metallic shimmer)
- OPI Last Friday Night (blue holo glitter topper)
- Barry M Silver Foil (silver stamping)
- Pet’la Terra stamping plate
- HK Girl Glisten & Glow topcoat
I decided to do a blue gradient, as I’ve been loving gradients lately! I started with a coat of Coastal Surf, then used a makeup sponge to add the gradient of Coastal Surf, Loafer Love For You & Miss Piggy’s Big Number. I did struggle a bit with Miss Piggy’s Big Number, it’s quite sheer so I had to go over my gradient several times before it finally appeared, but it did add a lovely shimmer to the end result. I topped the gradient with a coat of Last Friday Night, because holo glitters make everything better.
Once everything had dried off a bit, I stamped the silver pattern over the top, using the Terra plate. I think the pattern is supposed to be cracked earth. I really liked the overall result, it was almost gemstone like, and it stayed on my nails for 6 days which is unheard of! (Then I broke three nails in one day, but that’s another story)
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Until next time,