Nail of the day today is from Nubar spring garden collection. It is the deep pink Honeysuckle. I think it is one of my favourites from the collection as I am a fan of bright hot colours. If you look at the colour swatches in Nubars advert then it looks a little more subdued and coral. As you can see by my photos it has a bit more pow about it.
As with all Nubar colours I only had to use two coats to get a bottle perfect colour. Then I acheived a high gloss finish with their Diamont Topcoat.
The nail of the day today is a bit of a special one. On Friday we had a customer in asking about a nail wrap just like Amy Childs from the TV show The Only Way is Essex. After doing some googleing we found the nails in question and notice it was not a nail wrap, but it was freehand nail art and 3d acrylic bows. Now I'm not one for taking fashion tips off TOWIE girls but I do like a challenge. I decided to give it a go. I have to confess this is my first attempt at doing any 3d acrylic designs.
So to begin with I painted my nail and nail tips with Orly's Gelac. The Gelac process took me about an hour. Then I had some pizza ( it was a Friday treat!). I then thought it would be best to practice some 3d bows. After two practices I went for it and applied six 3d bows to my nails. Doing my right hand with my left was a challenge, but I think they turned out ok. That process took me about an hour as well. Then I added the dots which took about 10 minutes. Finally a top coat was applied and I was finished.
Yes it was a challenge, but I think it was worth the effort and they have now inspired me to do more 3d designs. So I am going to be watching a lot of youtube videos on how to do different shapes. Keep your eyes open for the results.
Nail of the day today is from the China Glaze OMG collection. It is the super holo blue DV8. I really love this colour and whenever I wear it I get comments on how pretty and unusual it is. Like with most Holos it is best to do 3 thin coats rather than 2 thick ones. And you must ALWAYS use a nice topcoat.
As you can see in the 2nd photo, the holo effect is really good with this colour and it shines like a rainbow when out in the sun.(if you ever get chance!)
I have most Of the OMG Collection, as I do love Holos but this collection is now quite rare so if you do see any online snap it up!