Wednesday, 11 December 2013
My Self-Designed Polish : Nails Inspire
Hello! Really sparkly nails today! This polish is by Kim at Nails Inspire, a UK indie brand. I bought it when I went to see her at a local craft fair, and I picked the glitter myself from a big list of colours. I didn't have long to decide so just went for my two favourite colours - magenta and turquoise - and picked a third glitter that was bigger and irredescent to go with it. I think if I'd had longer (my mum was waiting, and Kim was really busy!) I might have picked a more unusual combo, but actually I love how this has come out. I also love that I got to watch this being made!
I applied two coats of this polish (I've decided to name it Unlimited in honour Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked!) over grey. The grey is Pillow Fight by Ciate, one of my advent calendar treats. Here's the grey on it's own - three coats to get full coverage.
Then here is the glitter! It was waaay more dense and glittery than I expected it would be - I was going to do a gradient on the tips, but it was so thick I just went for full coverage to make the most of it. It's stunning! The irredescent larger glitters really make the polish great - they sparkle all sorts of colours.
I finished off with two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. As much as I love this topcoat, it doesn't smooth out glitter as well as I'd like - anyone got any recommendations for a topcoat I can get in the UK, not too expensive, that is better for adding a smoothness over glitter? :-)
Also I had a breakage yesterday :-( Luckily it was on my thumb nail, and on the hand I don't photograph as much, but still.... it's so short! Waaah. I did it unplugging the xmas tree lights!!
Anyway - hope you like my sparkly nails today! x