Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday's Manicure

Currently listening to: Dead Man Walking by The Script

Good morning girls! How are you? Did you have a good weekend? I saw Tree of Life, a film I'd been excited about seeing for months. What a disappointment that turned out to be. Have you seen it? I didn't understand it at all and really didn't enjoy it. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a film at the cinema.

Anyway, this week sees me back at college which means bright manicures :-) For today's manicure I used Barry M Pure Turquoise as the base, Asos by Ciate in Lauren for stamping and Barry M Nail Effects.

This wasn't how this manicure was supposed to turn out. Firstly, I used Pure Turquoise and stamped pink roses on alternate nails. That looked awful so I covered it up with Nail Effects and stamped the unspoiled nails with BM203.

I hadn't used that image before but I'll certainly be using it a lot from now on.

However, for some reason I wasn't happy with the overall look so my next step was...

Covering up the stamping with Barry M Nail Effects in pink

It's only the second time I've used the pink crackling polish but I love it, especially with the blue showing underneath.

But I still wasn't happy with this manicure as Pure Turquoise took on a green tone underneath the black cracks and stayed brighter under the pink polish. I like to match. So...

I wondered what would happen if I layered the pink crackle polish over the black stuff. Results:

It's not bad, probably my favourite outcome out of today's numerous variations, and yet I don't love it so expect to see something different tomorrow ;-)

Bye for now,


  1. wow! interesting how the pink crackle covers the black one completely! I like how it turn out...2 different crackling designs :D and the combo of pink and blue is awesome!

  2. I really liked all that designes but the one which has the pink and blue is definitely my favourite! And I agree with Teodora, it's so interesting how the pink crackle covers all the black one :o

  3. Ooh funky!
    I love the first and second mani =] The last one does look very cool but the way the pink's crackled over the black is weird lol =P

  4. looks like really cute easter egg baby colours

  5. that's a great idea to combine crakle and stamping!

  6. @Theodora R, thanks :-) I LOVE the blue and pink now! But unfortunately during the day two random bits of black crackle polish showed up through the pink! It looked awful.

    @Filipa, :-) An interesting science experiment!

    @Sara, the last one did look a bit like rubber :s

    @Wing, haha. I want to try the pink over pastel purple next time.

    @Alice, crackle polish is always great for covering mistakes ;-)


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