So I wasn’t 100% pleased with how these turned out. I loved the colours I chose but I just didn’t seem to get a good blend on my sponge. It’s looks quite grainy/powdery – I wondered if this was because I am using a more open grained sponge? Or maybe I’m a ‘bad work man blaming his tools’ haha. I also had to go back and paint over parts, especially when I was trying to sponge light on top of dark. It’s a cool pattern though so I’ll maybe try it again sometime but I have plenty more to get through.
So I managed to scored off 4 polishes with this design, leaving 19 more bottles from the calendars to try out! The base colour is ‘Loop the Loop’, the sort of duck egg green is called ‘Apple and Custard’, the dark green is called ‘Tweed and Tails’ and the only one left is called ‘Hidden Gem’. I used my new Seche Vite (how do you pronounce that by the way?) and it’s great. At first it made the nails look fuzzy, not smudged but just odd – but then it kinda cleared up and it dried pretty quickly and with a nice gloss. Yet another great bargain from TKMaxx!
So my mum kept saying this was such a ‘fresh’ looking colour. And I was like it’s technically spring time… oohh spring lime! Ahahaha and then having lines! Oh the alliteration, how thrilling. This design didn’t even last the day, I didn’t really like it so didn’t bother wasting a top coat, by dinner time the striping tape was already peeling off so I just removed it.
This year, it’s going to be pretty quiet. For the last 4 years, I celebrated it at uni which meant literally a whole days drinking. Now I’m out in the ‘real world’ I actually have work today…
I wanted to keep the design pretty general I didn’t want to be too paddy’s day specific, so tried to keep it quite springish looking too.