It’s a little bit quiet around here at the moment, so here’s a quick picture of the manicure I’ve been wearing for the last couple of days. There’s a little bit of chippage now, but that’s one of the great things about nudes, the chips aren’t too noticeable in real life.
So here we’ve got Ciate – My Fair Lady and Pop Beauty – Mandarin. I couldn’t decide what to do, so there’s half a dotted gradient and half blobby spun sugar.
I’ve enjoyed wearing this, it’s made me feel pretty on trend for a change!
I’m just getting this one in before the end of the day, it’s been a busy one…
You’re going to have to take my word for it that this manicure looks awesome in real life, I’ve tried taking pictures of it in three different rooms and I cannot capture the colours correctly.
We’ve got Pop Beauty – Poetic Peacock which looks brighter and more shimmery in the bottle, but here’s a quick swatch of it by itself:
Then I got out my trusty hole reinforcers and slapped on Sally Hansen HD – Spectrum to make swirly patterns. The bottle colours of these two polishes look almost identical and I thought we might be close to a dupe, but on the nail they are nothing alike. Poetic Peacock is a dark shimmery creme, whilst Spectrum is a vibrant glass flecky micro glitter in a translucent base.
And this is what I ended up with, it’s subtle but I can’t stop staring!
I’m afraid that I’m filing today’s challenge nails under ‘f’ for ‘fail’. Firstly because they’re not actually silver, secondly because they’re completely lacking in imagination, and thirdly, well the execution just isn’t quite there.
In my defence I’ve been away from home for a couple of days and I only brought with me what I could grab for these challenges. So even though I knew that my base colour, Leighton Denny – Sex Kitten wasn’t actually silver, somehow in combination with Pop Beauty – Aquatic Glitz it would give the illusion of being silver. I think it sort of worked, but additionally I really hate wearing silver nails.
When I dinged my middle finger I didn’t bother fixing it because, like I said I hate this and I can’t wait to change these tomorrow! Take a look anyway…
And here’s Sex Kitten on its own:
I had a 20% off voucher for asos and as I wasn’t in the mood for the whole ordering clothes, trying them on, realising nothing fits me, queuing at the post office business I thought I would use it to get some nail bargains. These beauties were already on offer at £13 for the three so I got them for £10.40 yey me!
These Pop Beauty nail varnishes are left to right:
Confetti, Poetic Peacock, Aquatic Glitz
Swatchiness to come if I get round to it…