Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Guest Post - Claire from Kerruticles

Hi Goddesses

Today's guest post is someone who I literally see getting better each month.  It's Claire, from Kerruticles, and you have seen her on this blog before.  I am always drawn to the simplicity of her designs and that single bold photograph.   She's one of those bloggers who make it look so easy .... and effortlessly classy :)


I was thrilled to be invited by Debbie to guest blog for The Crumpet. She is an amazing person who does so much for our lovely nail community that it is a real honour for me to be able to showcase some of my nail art on her awesome blog. I really wasn't sure what I was going to do for my guest post. I wanted it to be something different, or remarkable. Something worthy of The Crumpet; not just a run of the mill mani. Of course, putting that sort of pressure on myself meant that I just couldn't conjure up anything good enough to do. I was going to do a stamping decal. Then a complicated tape mani. Then I went blank. Finally, I settled for an abstract look. I saw a lovely, abstract pattern that wasn't too uniform and which I thought I could recreate on my nails. Abstract coral green black cream flowers for The Crumpet
I started with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff and then dotted the pattern on using:
  • China Glaze For Audrey
  • Barry M Papaya
  • OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • W7 Black
I made sure to wait a good long time before top-coating, so that it wouldn't smudge. I typically only ever take one photo to use on my blog, but felt that would be inadequate for Debbie, who does so many, so I did take another angle for once: Abstract coral green black cream flowers for The Crumpet 2 This is the pattern from which I drew my inspiration: [pin_widget url=""] After all the self-imposed pressure to perform, I think I did OK. Not brilliant, but OK. It's not stunning, but it's certainly different and I enjoyed wearing it for a few days. Massive thanks again to Debbie for having me on her blog.      

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