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Happy Monday all!! It is launch day for the Summer Collection here at P.M.P. but it is also the start of a great new month long challenge/giveaway ‘Oh Mon Dieu!’ hosted by Eeeek, Brijit and Crafty and all the details can be found HERE.
I am not sure I am going to be joining in everyday but I will definitely be doing my best to join in with as many as I can. Today’s theme is PINK. Easing us in gently with colours seems very popular and I quite like the colour themes because they leave so much wiggle room for what you can do! I decided to grab my favourite pink at the moment OPI La Paz-itively Hot and apply two thin coats for coverage.
I am sorry about the very short appearance of my nails but I decided to play guitar the other day and it just doesn’t work very well with nails. I also felt that growing from a clean start might help with some of the issues I have been having with my nails of late – I shall report back on how growth and condition go. I am going to start soaking my nails in olive oil which is apparently a good alternative to many of the expensive oils you can buy on the market. FYI shorter nails are much harder to paint.
Once my base colour was applied I sat and stared for a while trying to decide what to do. As it is launch day I HAD to use one of the new polishes so I added 1 coat of Ice Ice Baby a mix of hexes in aqua and winter white. Normally this is quite a shy polish in front of a camera but I think it comes across quite well in these pictures. You can check out swatches and reviews for this polish and others HERE.
Channeling the white I decided to embrace the bright animal print trend and added some zebra/tiger stripes with BM-223 and Natural Collection White. To tie up the sparkle I added a coat of Kiko 234 which is a beautiful sheer pink glass sparkle glitter (purchased from a blog sale). I wanted to matte top coat the whole design but couldn’t find the bottle of top coat so I went with my standard shiney and I still am really happy with how this turned out. Quick, easy and sparkly – just what every girl needs on a Monday! What do you think?
Please check out what everyone else has been up to for this challenge by clicking HERE.
I spent the weekend getting used to having my sister home and spending far too much money on nail polishes (Ciate had a flash sale on Sunday and I may have discovered I could buy one of the autumn collections online but shhh). What did you get up to this weekend?