Thursday, 3 November 2011

Purple Fairy Crumpet Challenge 2 - Fireworks

Nails I Love


Hi Goddesses

So this is the 2nd week of running the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, between myself and Claire, and already we are 3 !!  Welcome KerrieBlack who is also joining in.  Anyone is welcome, just drop me or Claire a line via our blogs or Facebook and we will add you to the group.  Basically, we pick a them each week or set each other challenges.

So, this week on my blog has been Fireworks Week, and it’s also the theme of today’s PCF Challenge.  I really loved how these turned out, although none of the photos *quite* captures the mani.

So, to the polishes –
  • Black – probably KleanColor black
  • Thumb – Pure Ice – Cheatin’
  • Index – KleanColor – Firework
  • Middle – Funky Fingers – Sand and Stilettos
  • Ring – a “so cheap it doesn’t even have a name” glitter from La Femme and an unnamed magenta glitter I got in a bulk buy
  • Little finger … let’s move on

For all of these I wanted to show the whole explosion of the firework, and used my tool of choice – the dotting tool.  I just find them much easier to use than a brush, and it helps deposit the glitter quite specifically.  The nails that to me look the best (thumb and ring)  (not the pinkie?  No. Shut up) were the ones done with the runniest glitter.  I like that the harder it was to apply, the better it looks – I like being rewarded like that lol.

Shall we talk about the pinkie ?  No, let’s not.  Why, cos it’s dogshit ?  Yes cos it’s …. I had SUCH a cool idea for the pinkie and it Did Not Work.  This was supposed to be a sparkler, glittery light supplied courtesy of Funky Fingers. With blinding inspiration, I decided a free nail striper in a bizarre metallic coffee colour would be awesome for the stick, and did a stripe, only to find it as wide as half my nail.  Siiiiigh.  Loved the others enough to not be too arsed, and hey, what’s a Crumpet mani with at least 1 disaster or something I have to try and hide with my logo?!?

Lol, I hope you like the rest, and let us know if you want to join our challenge 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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