Saturday, 27 June 2015

June Challenges - Stripes, Glitter / Tropical and another Hawaiian Shirt mani

It's another of those combined posts so I'll try to keep it brief.
2 scheduled challenges and a little extra one thrown in at the last minute.
I started with  Smitten Angstrom, the most stunning teal glitter. Full coverage, very sparkly, beautiful colour - just perfect.
I added stripes using Lealac LLC A and 2True Pro Metallica Aglaia for #clairestelle8june's challenge. This was a great combination, two quite similar colours but very different textures, fascinating to look at although the camera hasn't quite picked that up - it looks like the 2True is just floating over the Smitten.
Then I set about the hawaiian shirt mani for  #hawaiianshirtmanifriday. I added some foliage with Pueen SE01B and Hit the Bottle Absinthe Minded, and then the flowers with Pueen SE03B and Hit the Bottle Magenta at Your Own Risk.
This had been my plan for #30daysofcolourchallenge which was Glitter/Tropical but having done the hawaiian shirt mani, I thought I'd better try to add something for the 30day challenge.
One step too far I think! I tried to reverse stamp some more Pueen SE04B flowers with Virtuous Polish Naomi and filled in using the gorgeous glitter, Dark Metal Lacquer Bright Eyes but it didn't quite go to plan. It does look better in the pictures than on my nails but not a huge success. As it was so warm today the Virtuous Polish kept drying too quickly to pick up, so I didn't have  a clear outline to fill with the glitter - the end result was not as crisp and tidy as I would like, but it is glittery!
Smitten Angstrom
Smitten Angstrom
Lealac LLC A and 2True Pro Metallica Aglaia
Lealac LLC A and 2True Pro Metallica Aglaia

Pueen SE01B and Hit the Bottle Absinthe Minded
Pueen SE01B and Hit the Bottle Absinthe Minded

Pueen SE03B and Hit the Bottle Magenta at Your Own Risk
Pueen SE03B and Hit the Bottle Magenta at Your Own Risk
Pueen SE04B Virtuous Polish Naomi and  Dark Metal Lacquer Bright Eyes
Pueen SE04B Virtuous Polish Naomi and
Dark Metal Lacquer Bright Eyes


4 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I just love this shade of nailpolish. The deep dark blue did it for me, and when you had it striped with a lighter shade. DD: It was GORGEOUS

    Check out my haul and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/06/book-haul-5-part-2-i-have-to-review.html

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    1. thank you! your book haul looks awesome, if only I had time to read all those! enjoy !!!!

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  2. This mani is gorgeous at every stage, and the end result is simply stunning. Next time when doing reverse stamping after filling in the image go over the out lines with top coat. That will ensure a crisp transfer.

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    1. thanks Myishia, I'll give that a try xx

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