This part of the challenge gave me an anxiety attack already in advance. I know I don’t have any image plates with patterns I could use, so I knew this would mean freehand.
Eeek. Me+freehand does not equal a good combo.
In the end, I decided to keep it as subtle as possible while borrowing sorta tribal elements.
I painted my nails using the gorgeous and unique putty green that is Make Up Store Maria. Then I added uneven peachy-nude stripes using a toothpick
(again) and GOSH Miss Sweety. I painted on a zig-zag pattern using a black nail art polish from Flormal and then finally, added pea-soup green dots using American Apparel MacArthur Park.
It’s busy and subtle at the same time, and despite being a hot mess I kinda like it. 😀
Here’s another one I love — animal prints! When I decided to do this challenge… I had the idea of doing zebra stripes for the animal print part (as I haven’t tried that stamp yet) but I felt it would be too close to the previous task.
So, instead I did a leopard spots mani over the gorgeous OPI Warm & Fozzie(seriously love for this polish!):
I sponged on a little bit of China Glaze’s Swing Baby to add a little bit of slightly different colour and then added the leopard spots using a black nail art polish and Konad.
I felt this was a bit too blingy for me though and the spots didn’t show up well enough, so I mattiefied the entire thing.
Much better! And I can see myself not wanting to take off this one as well. 😉
My first reaction when wanting to update an lighter many this winter has been.. Snow Globe. 🙂 This time, I managed to resist and reached for my sadly little used bottle of Nfu-Oh No. 48 — peach to pink flakies and white shimmer in a sheer pink base — instead.
As already traditional with flakies, I then mattified the entire thing using Flormal’s Matte Top Coat to try it out as a really cheap alternative to the Nubar one I’ve been using. Works like a charm! 😉
I’ve been neglecting my flakies lately… and yet they are so pretty. 😀
I really loved this matte. 🙂 My nails looked positively metallic most of the time.
My favourite polish in January. And my favourite for far from Flormal’s Miracle Colors line. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails the entire time I wore the bautiful U16. And I wore it for quite a few days. 😉
This is a lilac to blue foil. Yum! Kinda like Sally Hansen’s DVD, but the other way round…
I thought this was going to be really sheer on the first coat (again, similarly to DVD) but the formula was superb and easy to work with and three coats was all I needed.
This lasted well as well.
Basically, this applied well, lasted well, was impossibly cheap at under two euros, and… it’s outstandingly pretty. What’s not to love here?? 😀
Now, I take my picstures under a “daylight” lamp, but with duochromes, they really show their best colours (so to speak) under shaded daylight. So here’s a photo of that variety as well.
Have I convinced you yet that you need to check out this line from Flormal? 😉