So I created two more polishes using my supplies from Cosmic Glows, a duo called ‘Golden Romance’ – pretty gushy right. Fortunately ‘Golden’ can be worn pretty much any time of the year, whereas ‘Romance’ has a particularly romantic theme but hey.
To create such a full look and a good coating of glitter, I sponged them on in layers: 4 in total – golden, romance, golden, romance and top coated in-between.
Look at this macro shot, they’re cool to do right? I see them a lot on Instagram.
I then added some roses for some extra lovey-doveyness. Please excuse my index finger it’s still injured, and I unfortunately managed to smudge the false nail because I had no patience to wait until it was dry when I was sticking it to my own nail.
Here’s some more photos of the actual polishes: ‘Golden’ and then ‘Romance’.
So pink is certainly not my default colour. Weirdly enough though, I actually own more nail polish in pink shades than any other. Anyway, with Valentines fast approaching (even though I am actually in a relationship, we don’t technically ‘celebrate’ it) it’s time for another themed design. I love the look of striping tape layered close together, I’ve done it once before in blue tones, and I had plenty of tape in pink to create the same effect. Ta da!
Unfortunately this is a little too pink for me, blergh…
So continuing with Valentines Nails, here are two birds singing a love song to each other! Boke, only a few more days until this mush is over. (It is kinda cute though, right?….) The blue is one of the new Barry M polish I got for Christmas, it’s from their Gelly Collection called ‘Elderberry’. I’d say it’s a cool, grey/blue which I very much like. I mattified the whole design purely because I’ve not done so in a while and the design seemed to suit matte.
So for this simple design. I used ‘Ivory Queen’ for the base, two coats, it’s a very gentle peach, with a slight shimmer of gold. I must say I think it’s a colour I could wear on my nails without feeling the need to add any ‘art’, it’s a warm enough nude colour to not make me look ill (as so many other nude colours do) and also interesting enough for me not to get bored. The hearts are painted with ‘Knickerbockerglory’, how about that for a mouth full! A very bright pink which I’m sure would make an amazing base colour.
I had some green heart confetti left over, and wondered how this would look on my nails.
My verdict – terrible.
Or at least how I applied them, I just kind of threw them on then topped with a glitter coat. Maybe if I had carefully placed them in some sort of pattern would have been more effective.