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RIP long nails! Sadly I managed to break my pinky nail quite badly so all of the others had to have a trim but hopefully my nails will be back in a couple of weeks to where they formally were. Apologies until then for the little stubs!
So today was ‘inspired by a tutorial’ – I follow a lot of blogs that do a lot of great tutorials but as soon as this one popped up I knew I would have to have a go at recreating! I had a small problem in finding enough opaque polishes in a similar colour family (that weren’t blue) but I eventually settled on a selection of greens/greeny blues. I did a rubbish job alternating my polishes as I was a little distracted by tipping polish all over myself… not been a good day! Still I endeavored on and was actually quite pleased the end result although far from as vibrant and neat as Polish Alcoholic’s!
I applied the colours one by one in the rows with a small paint brush leaving a little time to dry between rows – I quite like how the end result is like scales and think this would be a great technique for fish/reptile inspired manicures! It would also be cool to maybe make a rainbow or a gradient effect building up colours this way – there are loads of options! Due to my polish catastrophe I only ended up doing one accent nail and filled the rest of my fingers with block colours it was a quick and easy way to tie everything together. This design is great for something a little bit different but does not take forever or a lot of practice to achieve – I think this is a great place to start if you’re not feeling up to a fishtail manicure yet! I will definitely be doing this again but think I will be more adventurous with my colour selection!
Colours used: Rimmel Pro – Peppermint (middle finger and design), BarryM Gelly – Watermelon (pinky and design), Collection Bongo Beat (index finger and design), Collection – Electric Dream (design, Seventeen – Potion (thumb and design).
Please do check out Polish Alcoholic’s blog – she does some great art and some beautiful swatches! ❤ This 30 day challenge has gone so quickly but it has definitely tested my skills. My nails are starting to feel a little bit worn out but never fear – I will get some revitalizing products on the go and the blog will keep posting! Apologies this week for the lack of llama time period challenge post but I will be catching up with that next week (I have a thesis deadline coming up so having to do a lot of studying around my painting!). Hope you’re all having a great weekend!