Saturday, 27 August 2011

Nail Fun - Fiiiiiiiire !

Nail Fun

Nail Fun is all about having fun with your nails.  Layering it, splattering it, making pretty patterns with it … it’s the most fun you can have on your own with a child in the house !!  J 


Hi everyone J  so, I’ve been playing around with similar themes lately and ended up with 2 volcano designs which I really like.  In the last one, Alternative Volcano, I’d left 2 nails blank so that I could run further experiments …. And I liked one so much that she now has a post of her own. 

Behold – Fire!

This is a really simple mani.  4 underlying shades – I used OPI The “It” Color, CG Papaya Punch, OPI Tangerine Scene and CG Life Preserver.  You can use any combination of colours – all I would suggest is that you steer away from using a red, because in a minute it will get lost.

So, photo of suitably messy nails, and this one comes with a sad, saaaaaad story.  Halfway through my stripes, there was an almighty crash.  I turned around, and saw that my box of purple varnishes had crashed to the floor, and already through the lid I could see purple blood.  One of my girls had died L  Luckily, she was a common girl rather than a super special one (I think I would have cried if Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance had bled out) but traumatic nevertheless.  Of course I had to start cleaning up before it all dried, hence the lovely beetroot type stain around my index finger.  Siiiiiigh.

So, one thick layer of red shatter (mine was OPI) and you’re ready to go.  I did the shatter of a couple of the nails in a “wave” style, and it definitely looks more like flickering fire. 

I’m really really pleased with how this turned out.  It’s bright, it’s dramatic, it’s so WOW on the nail.   I just can't stop looking at it.

Enjoy!  J

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