Tuesday, February 26, 2013
An all-out colourful or glittery manicure is always fun, but sometimes it's nice to juxtapose the cheeky and the chic. The semi-matte gold and grey half-moons I wore to Valentino in Rome are still one of my favourite paint jobs; here, the triangles of rose gold sparkles at its base up the fancy ante and lend an unexpected jolt of awesome to what would otherwise be a very sedate mani indeed.
Now, I could probably get in an overwrought analogy here about the lively triangles at the base representing the new spring, pushing forth to break the monotony of gloomy winter, but sure who wants to read that crap on a nail polish blog? Or a vanity fashion blog?
Nobody, that's who, and I say that as someone who spends a good deal of time rolling my eyes at the rubbish that people fill up their posts with. MORE BIGGER PHOTOS, that's what I think the viewing public want.
As luck would have it, I got snap happy with this one and its glittery geometric gorgeousness.
I freehanded the glitter triangles first with the nail polish brush, then painted the dove grey around them, again just using the nail polish's own brush and a steady hand. It would actually probably be easier to do it the other way around, adding the triangles afterwards - trying to cleanly paint into the corners of the nails around them was kind of a pain! - and you could always use tape to keep the lines straight.
OPI Nail Envy as base coat
Claire's Accessories rose gold glitter
Nails Inc Porchester Square
Seche Vite top coat