Friday, 6 April 2012


Hi Goddesses  

If you're a fan of the terrific Gnarly Nails, you will see this post here today.  It's my Guest Post for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Spring Challenge - enjoy xxx

Hi Everyone

This is Debbie from the Crumpet, and Missy and I have swapped blogs today for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Spring Challenge.

A few weeks ago, there was a massive argument about teal in one of the nail polish groups I run, and when Missy recently started her Teal Tuesdays, it seemed too comic an opportunity to miss :)  

So, me and teal.  It's not that I hate it, I've just never worn it, and I hate that it can't decide if it's blue or green lol.  That said, I think it looks AWESOME when I see it on other people ... which is why I bought several.   And have never worn any of them .....

Until today !!  I am soooooo happy with this mani, I have to tell you.   It came to me (as all my best ideas do) one night whilst I was falling asleep, and it turned out pretty much how I envisioned.

So, lets show you what I used -

* the black lines are done with an amazing striper by China Glaze called Ink - its like a mini nail polish, but with a mega thin brush.  I can't love it enough, and it is soooo precise that not even a Crumpet can screw it up
* the teals - OPI Ski Teal We Drop, CG Atlantis, CG For Audrey, SH Fairy Teal, SH Teal-y Cool and CG Techno Teal

This started as a base of CG For Audrey (pick your lightest colour), then create your lines with the striper, and then colour in!  I used a dotting tool, as I'm better with these.  Normal people will probably use a nail art brush.

A bit like splatters, and water marbles, this falls into my favourite nail art category - random.   There is no obvious design or structure here, so whether it goes wrong or right, only you will ever know :)

If you follow my blog, you'll be able to see a whole week of these - I've done them in just about every colour combination.  There's something so simple, colourful and happy about them.

Hope you enjoy xxx  :)
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