Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday's Manicure

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Good morning ladies,

Did you have a nice weekend? What did you do? Yesterday was my day for Spring Cleaning but before I started, I couldn't resist changing my manicure and was inspired to try some different techniques. They didn't entirely work as planned but I'm pleased with the result:

Lots of bloggers have been posting pictures of beautiful blue shades recently so I thought I'd make a contribution and chose Barry M Pure Turquoise as my base.

My next step was to use a fan brush for the first time and sweep GOSH Holographic from the sides of my nails to the centre followed by the same process with Barry M Blue Moon. Fanning with GOSH Holographic was quite successful and I like being able to see subtle flashes of that polish but my Blue Moon application just ended up looking like solid grey patches so that was a bit of a mistake.

I then decided to double stamp, which I don't think I've done before. I started off by stamping a full floral nail image from BM10 in white.

To finish off I stamped two butterflies using M36 in ASOS Paint by Ciate in Lauren.

Do you like this manicure? I don't think the pictures capture it very well as it's hard to see the holographic flashes but the general representation is fair. I suppose it looks similar to sponging, yet another technique I've still to try.

Bye for now,


  1. I think this looks great! Love the colours! x

  2. @Olivia, thanks :-) I think it's a new favourite

  3. I love this mani! Its interesting the way you said you sweeped the holo polish on... I think it gives it a new look =) Butterflies are really cute too!

  4. @Sara, thank you :-) I have to work on my "fanning" technique. It was something I found in a nail art book about six years ago but it's taken me a long time to get a fan brush lol

  5. this is my favourite yet! gorgeous x

  6. @Daisychain, ooh, that's high praise! Thanks :-)

  7. Ohh I like those shades of blue!! They look beautiful!! =)

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