Sunday, 20 November 2011

200th Post !!!! Barry M Camo Skittle

Nails I Love

Barry M Blue Skittle & Blue Camo Mani

Hellooooooo Goddesses

Well, would you believe it, this is my 200th post.  Yup, 200.  Go me!  I’ve picked up a lot of friends along the way and I’m delighted that most of you who read the blog seem to enjoy it AND my madness J

When I started the blog I planned to average at about a post a day, but in the last 6 weeks, that seems to have doubled!  I think partly because my obsession has intensified, and also because I’ve started to have a LOT of ideas of how to play with polish.  So whilst the first 200 posts have been mainly swatches, the next 200 are going to be quite different, with a mix of swatches, layering, basic art skills and whatever else tickles my fancy!

I debated doing something AMAZING for my 200th post and my good friend Elizabeth Stern came up with a killer idea.  Elizabeth – I’m going to save that for the 250th, cos I need to do it justice.

Then Post 200 was going to be a polish that has just crashed into the Crumpet All Time Top 10.  And then this afternoon, as I was continuing my Barry M odyssey, this just sort of evolved, and when I finished it, I KNEW it was what I wanted my 200th post to be – something a little more wow than I usually do, but something that I have managed to pull off!  Lol.

So this started as a Barry M Blue skittle.  Barry has some brilliant blues, and I wanted to do 1 swatch that compared them, as at first glance a couple do look similar.   So here we have –

Thumb = Blue Moon
Index = Blueberry Ice Cream
Middle = Cyan Blue
Ring = Cobalt Blue
Pinkie = Navy

I love how they look together as a skittle, but then, I love skittle manis full stop.  But something strange is also happening – I am no longer aesthetically allergic to blue nail polish.  Yikes!  I don’t know how it happened, but I’m quite liking the blue against my vampire-white skin.  Blue is just purple on a cold day, right?

Quite by accident, this then turned into a camouflage mani.  I didn’t know what I was going to do and then I remembered how much I loved my purple camo mani and how wonderful blue camo looks, and as I looked at my skittles, the idea formed – a blue skittle camo mani!

And that’s what we have and I am super super happy with myself.  Each nail features 2 other blues, and I honestly can’t decide which nail I like best.  Possibly the ring finger.  Or the index.  No, the ring.

Camouflage nails are really easy to do.  I use a medium dotting tool and basically dab.  You can’t go “wrong” because you are creating a random pattern, and not just that, but a pattern that very often overlayers itself.

So, 200 posts.  Awesomesauce! 

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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