Two things spring to mind when I think of bold. Firstly, where something stands out against its background, like letters or numbers or a pattern and then bold as in brave and courageous.
I decided I'd better do something brave, by my standards at least, and choose a mani that would stand out. On the whole, most of my manis are quite understated and even if I wear a bright, or loud colour, I would wear it as a block rather than with something contrasting.
I've just bought some nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells so I thought this would be a great opportunity to try them out, starting with the straight line stencils as I thought they'd be the easiest. And then, what colours to do? Inspiration struck whilst waiting for my daughter in Jack Wills.
I chose Nails Inc Power Pink as that in itself seems quite a bold choice (the name and the colour) and then the lovely dark Nails Inc Motcomb Street, as I felt that would be a good strong colour to wear against the pink. Power Pink does have a slight blueness to it, probably why I like it so much, so these colours don't really clash, but bold enough I think!
Well, did I say the stripes would be easy? Maybe not! The idea is simple, but I should probably have done a dry run. I never realized how curved my nails are in every direction until I tried to line stripes up so that they would be parallel, and how hard to place them so that the stripes would be equal! I got quicker at putting them on but apparently they work best with 1 coater polish, which makes sense. I'll use a polish that works for stamping next time I think. I did enjoy playing with them, and I will be trying again :)
The result is not quite the perfect image I had in my mind but I am pretty pleased with them and they do look bold !
|A2Z Series - B is for Bold|
Nails Inc Power Pink and Nails Inc Motcomb Street
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