Hello my lovelies! Did you ever do a manicure that looked perfect on your nails and then translated awfully into fotos? If you're a nail blogger, this probably occurred at least once or twice. I'm used to this happen to me when it comes to makeup, but I get so frustrated when it's with nails. The manicure I'm showing for today's Monday Blues is just like that.
This manicure was inspired by my biggest nail crush of all time, The Polished Perfectionist. I honestly love her nails and can't get enough of her elegant and subtle nail art. This particular look was created by her using Barry M Indigo and an Orly polish that I don't own. I was happy to find some Flormar polishes in my collection that could easily replace it. But let's take a look at the base first.
|Barry M Indigo indoors, artificial light|
Barry M Indigo is the perfect shade of, well, indigo. It's somewhere between blue and purple so for me it's still in the blue family. The shade is dark, but still light enough to not look black. Shades like this are very hard to photograph because of the way everything reflects on the nail. And since my camera has absolutely no ability to show purple, the color looked way off in the pictures and I had to alter it to seem more close to reality. I almost didn't post the picture above because I didn't like the end result at all. The polish was also a bit thick and applied with some streaks. Nothing that a good top coat can't fix but the picture above doesn't have any.
On the tips I sponged some Flormar U08 and a bit of U16 to give even more of a purple sheen. But of course it wouldn't show up properly in my pictures. I took tons of photos in all kind of lights and nothing. The only vague idea of purple on the tips can be seen in the following picture that was taken in the sun.
In conclusion, all I can tell you is that these nails looked a thousand times better in real life than they do in my photos. I also wore them in a proud manner for 2 or 3 days. I hope that I managed to at least give you an idea of how these looked live. Meanwhile you can check out some great photos of blue manicures by clicking on the links below.
Have a great week!