Wednesday 18 June 2014

Then And Now: Glitter with Flower Nail Art

Hi everyone! I hope all my fellow UK readers and enjoying the weather we're having - I think we can quite safely say we're now into British Summer Time.  I don't know about you, but I'm desperate for a wee bit of rain to give my body and my fan (which I'm convinced was sent from God, himself) a break!  Without further ado, onto this weeks Then And Now instalment.  I found a picture on my Instagram and was originally posted 63 weeks ago and knew it would be perfect for this week.  I also seen a fellow nail artist on Instagram doing a manicure similar to this and my original 63 week old picture, so I have decided to incorporate everything.  

This week is a little different as I haven't replicated the colours exactly.  When I looked at the original picture, you can really tell that the colours don't go - but I'm pretty sure when I done the manicure all that time ago that I didn't have as much polish choice as I do now so that's probably the reason for the mis-matching.  However, I've still kept the basis of the design which is the 2 middle flower fingers and outside glitter. As usual, you'll find the "Then" picture after the jump - and I know I say this every week but; BRACE YOURSELF... You were warned...

Polishes Used:
nails inc - Selfridge's Food Hall (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Orange Creame
Ciate - Loop The Loop 
Barry M Matte - Malibu
w7 - Blue Diamonds
Seche Vite

I started off by painting all of my nails with Selfridge's Food Hall, it took about 7 coats to be fully opaque as its a super sheer polish, but once you get the coverage - I think its beautiful on. (Also, no link to this as I cant find it! I bought it from eBay so if you like it, try there!)

For my index and pinkie fingers I added a coat of Blue Diamonds and 2 gold studs as I thought they looked a bit bare.

Finally, using my large dotting tool I added the flowers to my middle and ring finger, these are dead easy, you just use 5 large "dots" - but if you stay tuned to Spangley Nails, I have a Flower Series coming up, because it really is the one design that there are so many different ways of doing it.  Anyway, my flowers are done here with Orange Creame, Malibu and Loop The Loop.

Now for the always dreaded "Then" picture... I'm hopeful you'll agree with me that the colours just don't go.

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