Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Easter mani

Hello gorgeous readers! It's been a few days since my last post. I don't like to complain again but basically exams are starting next week so I'm busy with studying again. I will still try to post regularly in the next 2-3 weeks, but it won't be as much as usual. The past weekend was also Easter weekend for us so today I want to show you what I wore on my nails for the occasion. I was kinda bored of pastels so I decided to go for bright instead. 


This is what I came up with. The base color is China Glaze Sunshine Pop from the Electropop collection. I wasn't going to get this but after seeing swatches of it online, I suddenly needed it. It's a shimmery yellow color that is very bright. It was hard to photograph because it tends to come out more neon than it is in reality. It's actually like an egg yolk yellow with just a hint of shimmer. 


The application is not too bad for a yellow. It needed 3 coats for opacity and it did show some brush marks because of the shimmery/frosty finish. I'm not sure I would wear this alone because it clashes too much with my skin tone. It needs some nail art to balance it out. 


So for my nail art I chose the big flowers on plate QA16. They remind me of Hawaiian flowers so they go well with the bright theme of this mani. For my stamping I used purple because yellow and purple are complementary colors. The polish is a stamping polish from the brand Opoola that I found in a local shop. 


I had a bit of trouble while stamping because I had used hand lotion and didn't realize that until I had struggled with almost all my nails. So to make everything look nicer I used one coat of INM Northern Lights top coat. Here's a shot that shows the holo glitter. 


I liked this mani a lot and I still have it on my nails after 3 days of wear. Needless to say it hasn't chipped and still looks great. It just screams holiday and summer to me. 


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful nailart! like your blog)

    Lili
    http://natcosmetics.blogspot.com/

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  2. This yellow looks amazing on you!! Love the stamping and the sparkle too. Hope things get a little easier with your exams.

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    1. Thank you Marisa! I wish it would get easier but it's just getting harder :(

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  3. Hello Mihaela, thankyou foryour advice on the stamper, I will try and seek a Konad one out. I LOVE LOVE this manicure, it's pretty but the colour combination keeps it modern and edgy. <3

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    1. Thank you Esther! I'm glad you do. The stamper and scraper aren't that expensive. I bought mine for about 4 pounds worth. I think it's a good investment.x

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