Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Blues: Blue Stars

Hello my lovelies! It's late in the afternoon on a Monday and I'm feeling pretty tired. But today was a great day so I can't complain because I love my job. I'm also feeling better and happy to announce that I didn't get the flu after all. So all is good. Today I'm bringing you another winter inspired blue manicure. Take a look!


The idea for this manicure came from the polish I used for the stamping. It's called Arctic Steel and comes from the Avon Metallic Effects collection. It was a birthday gift from my amazing friend Kinga so I need to thank her for it. It's actually a foil, which means it's perfect for stamping. The color is a silvery blue that reminds me of ice. So I decided to use it to create some ice crystals or winter stars or whatever you wanna call them. They are from plate Suki 07 from MoYou London.


As a base I used another polish that is new to my collection. It's actually a brand that I've never tried before but I've seen around for a while. They were having a sale so I snagged this one to try it out and it was really cheap. The brand is called Aura and I believe it's a Serbian brand. This polish comes from the Inches collection and it's called 331 Blue Label. It's not a very original color, but I'm happy to say that I have no dupes for it in my collection. There's a subtle light blue shimmer in it but I couldn't quite capture it on camera. The formula was great and I used 2 coats to make it opaque.


After all this time of doing nails, I certainly know what my staple manicure is and this is it: blue with a stamped pattern on top. I feel like this is totally me. I'm very comfortable with this type of manicure and never feel the need to take it off. I hope you enjoy it too! Don't forget that there are more Monday Blues in the links below.


Have a great week!


4 comments:

  1. Lovely manicure my dear! Dupa cum am mai spus, imi place foarte mult si ma bucur ca ai incercat si oja de la Avon :) Deosebit stamping :*

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  2. The stamping looks so good against the blue! Love how small and delicate those snowflakes are too.

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  3. Marisa (Polish Obsession)January 13, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Really pretty!! Glad you're doing well ;0).

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