Citrus Nail Art…

So as promised, here is the nail art to tie in with my new polish collection (‘A Squeeze of Citrus‘).

First up to be featured are some lemons, with lemon nail art painted on the polish named ‘Lemon Juice’ (with OPI ‘Yallapalooza’ as base colour). It’s the first time I’ve ever painted a lemon and I think it turned out kinda cute!

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Next up we have some limes (I always have tonnes in the house as I’m a massive Rum lover), helping to show off the polish ‘Lime Twist’ adorned with a little lime wedge. (Base colour, OPI ‘My gecko does tricks’). Again I was sort of proud of it, having never painted a lime before.

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Lastly, here’s some (seriously juicy) oranges to highlight the polish ‘Orange Peel’. (Base colour is an old Barry M, it’s label is too worn to make out). I’m not so chuffed with my orange slice, I just couldn’t get it right and then once I sliced one of the oranges in half I realised my version looked nothing like it. I have too much inbetweeny rind and not enough outside rind. Never mind, 2 out of three ain’t bad.

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A Squeeze of Citrus…

So with summer arriving, I decided to make some bright and zingy topper polishes to welcome it in. Say hello to WonderfulWolf’s newest collection – ‘A Squeeze of Citrus’! (p.s if the bottles are looking a little empty it’s because I’d already been using them before I photographed them, whoops)

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I used polish making supplies from Cosmic Glows, Conni is very helpful and friendly and shipping is fast. With my last order I received a free sample of yellow tint, yaay. With this I was able to create two new colours by mixing it with the red and blue tints I had already purchased. So let me introduce them individually.

First up we have ‘Lemon Juice’. It’s sparkly and flaky, and I don’t know if it’s because it’s sitting on lemons but it looks sour and refreshing! Now obviously I’m not going to give you the exact formulas, but it’s made by mixing yellow tint and a (secret) colour of ‘Iridescent Dusk Flakes’, with the suspension base.

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Secondly we have ‘Lime Twist’. This is a really fun and playful topper, it’s look ready for a party! I made this one by mixing blue tint, yellow tint, square glitter and suspension base. (The square glitter is available on Cosmic Glow’s Etsy store.)

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Lastly here’s ‘Orange Peel’. It’s looks pretty thirst-quenching and is a little more mature compared to ‘Lime twist’ and ‘Lemon juice’. I created it by mixing red tint and yellow tint, and adding a hex glitter mix.

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So which one is your favourite so far?

Next up, I’m going to show you how the actually look on top of polishes that match their tint. ‘Lemon Juice’ is pretty subtle (or rather boring?), but that’s due to the iridescence flakes meaning it displays either nothing, or some amazing colours – it all depends on the light and angle!
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Here’s ‘Lime Twist’. I found it rather intersting that in the bottle the suspension base does look green but when applied to a bare nail it looks sort of orangey/yellow? Weird!

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‘Orange Peel’ actually applies quite solidly. I reckon you could get away with wearing a few coats over no base colour. OrangePeelCollageOrangePeelCoatComparison
So have the swatches changed your mind? I think out of the three, I like ‘Lime Twist’ the best as it’s fun and fresh. Stay tuned, as on Wednesday I’ll be publishing a post featuring the polishes with matching nail art!