Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Blue colour-blocking

This mani was originally done in December of 2013, but there have been many other ladies who've mastered the art of the colour-blocking on teeny tiny canvases, including the Nailasaurus, Silver Box of Polish, and more recently (and notably), Nailuminium.

This wasn't an attempt at anything overly intricate, I was more looking for a way to incorporate the texture of one of Essie's new encrusted treasures collection (see the Polish Aholic or Ommorphia Beauty Bar for excellent swatch reviews of the whole collection). However, the textured tips of Essie's new 'Peak so chic' didn't really translate into what I was going for, as it required multiple coats and dabbing of the formula to get a somewhat opaque layer of the rectangular glitters. In fact I couldn't achieve full coverage at all with this polish at least in a restricted small area, and it ended up being really thick in relation to the other single-coat polish colour blocks, resulting in a rather uneven nail surface. Oh well LIVE AND LEARN, right ladies!?

Polishes used:

- Essie 'Peak so chic' (rectangle white and holo glitters)
- Nails inc. 'Chelsea physic garden' (baby blue)
- Nails inc. 'Baker street' (royal blue)
- Seche 'Wonderfully witty' (dark blue)
- Seche White

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