I’m so glad this theme fell on a Saturday so I could take my time with these nails. ‘Starry Night’ screams galaxy nails which I’ve never attempted before and while I haven’t gone all out for true galaxies, I think I’ve got something approximating them.
I used Orly – Sea Gurl as my base and did a cling film (saran wrap) effect over the top with L’Oreal – VIP Status. This has got a bit lost under everything else, but it’s always fun to do! Then we’ve got Barry M – Christmas Gold and Essence – Be Optimistic! (their exclamation mark, not mine) sponged on top. I finished with some stars from a nail art set I bought in Poundland to give you my literal interpretation of ‘Starry Night.’
The fabulous Mommy Love Nail Polish has compiled a list of everyone taking part in the advent challenge which you’ll find
L’Oreal’s The Perfect Trench from their London collection is just the kind of fugly colour that I absolutely love. Despite tricky application (this is actually my second try at it, my first go was a couple of weeks ago, I did a full manicure and removed it straight away because I’d done such a terrible job,) and the fact that it seems to be emphasising ridges that my nails don’t even have, I think it’s gorgeous.
Pictures are without topcoat (and without moisturiser, I hadn’t quite got there yet…)
However, it completely doesn’t work with my skin tone, so here to save the day is Models Own Disco Inferno. This is the only one of the Mirrorball polishes that I’ve picked up and it’s made me think about going back for more. I own nothing like this, gold shards, medium copper glitter and smaller green glitter. It makes me feel really festive, as if I wasn’t already desperate to put up my Christmas tree…!