Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday's Talons ft Night Owl NOTD

Currently listening to: Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 

Hello dear readers,

Today I'd like to show you a manicure which I was very proud of so I really hope you like it as much as I did :-)

My base coat was Deep Deep Water, a new polish in my collection by H&M.


[I mentioned this on Twitter but for those of you who missed it, this polish stained horribly when I removed it, not just my nails but my skin too.  However, I scrubbed my skin and nails lightly with lemon juice and soaked them in a basin of warm water with dissolved denture tablets in it and that was enough to remove the staining.]


I then used my dotting tool and Midnight Sapphire by 17 to place dark blue dots on my nails.


 After that, I stamped an owl on each nail using Barry M Gold Foil and Bundle Monster plate BM 309.


 My next step was to add a trail of gold stars using BM 14.  It was hard to get this design to photograph well, that's why I'm featuring more photos than usual ;-)


 Like I said, I was really proud of this manicure and I absolutely loved it.  The only problem was that it chipped quickly.  It was at that point I decided to mattify the manicure, which looked fabulous, but I didn't take any pictures due to the severity of the chipping.


What do you think girls?  Do you like it?  Are you a fan of H&M polishes?  This is only the third one I've tried and although the staining was annoying, it is was I've come to expect from blue polishes.

Bye for now,
Laura

28 comments:

  1. It's really lovely, and the blue base is gorgeous.
    I only have a few H&M, and I find the dry time too slow for my temperament :)

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    1. Thanks :-) I did really like the blue base.

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    1. Thanks! It's quite different to my usual style!

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  3. I like it more without the stamping, just with the dots, looks amazing, great choice of shades!

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    1. Aw, I really loved the polka dot stage and was tempted to leave it like that but I'd had the idea of owls in a nighttime sky for days so felt I had to continue with my original plan!

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  4. Awww I like this. Pretty sleepy owl! Nice colours to match the owl as well, makes me think of the smell of lavender! :)

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    1. Thanks! Your lavender comment made me smile :-)

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  5. That's soooo cute(especially the owl). I really like it!

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  6. OOOOOOH dots and stamping????? Very nice my dear!! I love it!

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    1. Every now and again I like to mix things up ;-) Glad you like it!

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  7. This is really cute!! Even without the owl, i think it already looks adorable! The owl and stars make it more unique than a normal polka dot mani. :)

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  8. Oh! How cute is that! I love your adorable little owls, but I really love the awesome night sky background you made for them! I am not a fan of matte finishes, but I think it really made your design pop much more than the shiny finish did. Great job! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! I love matte finishes :-)

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  9. You should be proud hun, this is a beautiful mani! I love owls, and they look so cute.

    I find that foil stamped mani's are really difficult to photograph. Maybe there's a certain knack to it, but I don't know how lol x :-)

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    1. Thanks! I can't remember if I was wearing a top coat when I photographed this but maybe top coats make foils even harder to capture. I'll have to experiment

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  10. Oh my gosh! Love this nail design. I love owls, and the colours are gorgeous :)

    Thank you for following my blog! I'm so glad its allowed me to find your blog, your nail designs are amazing!

    Laura xx
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for following me back and for your kind words :-) Be sure to visit again for more nail designs!

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