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After taking off my bright polish from this week the typical yellowing from blogging was becoming more apparent on my nails but I wasn’t in the mood for more showy nails so I reached for this sheer (no 47) from Moyra UK. I used three thin coats to make my nails look clean and natural Dry time and application were good and it was the perfect palette cleanser.
I originally bought this while looking for a pale pink so was a little disappointed to find it was so sheer BUT now that I have it and have used it, I am really pleased to have it in my collection – it means in those situations where I should probably have naked nails my nails will be presentable and professional (with no staining). I don’t own many sheers at all – they haven’t particularly been in fashion in the nail blogging world but I think there is a new trend developing – using negative space stamping and “cut outs” (check out this one by AJ from NailLacquerUK).
I wore my nails plain for just over a day but then I felt the need to faff. I wanted to keep things subtle and clean – so I took my Barrym Matt White and MoYou London Artist 04. I have had problems with this plate – not with the quality of it but just figuring out how to use some of the sections. So far all I have used is the vines for my Electric Pineapple mani. I feel like I need to get a bit braver and use some of the more abstract textures and patterns that this plate offers.
I do really like the full plate images that MoYou London makes – so creative, fun and just lovely to look at but they definitely can take a lot of thought to use, in my opinion. What do you think of this plate? How would you use it? I try and aim for the bigger sections at the moment so it’s easy to do full coverage – both the vines and the image used today were big enough even for my thumbs so happy lady.
Barrym Matt White is not a great stamping white but it was opaque enough to go over this sheer and the lines were a lot crisper than I remember them being last time I tried stamping with the polish. Maybe it’s thickening with age, maybe it just got on better with the engraving… who knows. I was really pleased with how my faffing turned out though…
More pictures coming up!
Once I had finished the mani and done the clean up I realised it kind of matched the loose knitted top I was wearing so I took it off to do some matchy matchy posing for you. Don’t forget you can click on any of the images in the post for a bigger/closer look at the nails.