I saw a great mani by Rachel over at Racho’s Nail Love. It was green, yellow and red stripes with a black crackle effect over the top. I thought it looked awesome and decided to recreate it using pink, blue and green pastel shades with white crackle! I decided i was quite pleased with my stripes so thought i’d show off my mani BEFORE the crackle effect was added as well 🙂
Warning, picture heavy 😉
These were my three stripe colours. From L-R: Essie Navigate Her, OPI Pink Friday and Taras Talons Curacao.
Here are my nails when i had finished the stripes and applied a top coat.
Now, here it is with crackle! The polish i used was a white Barry M Nail Effects Polish
When finished, i later went back and added a matte top coat over two coats of Seche Vite, i decided the shiny look wasn’t quite working. It looked much better matte 🙂
I have been dying for a nice nude/beige, one that is almost skin coloured. I have wanted to buy OPI- My Vampire Is Buff since it came out this spring. Its likely that i still will but i’m definitely happy with Lychee as a cheap alternative! For the price i think it’s great! Goes on smoother than some of the OPI’s i own.
This is on its own with no top coat! Look at the shiiiine!
I love the Barry M Gelly’s. I’ve already swatched Blue Grape, and have a few more to add to show you guys! I would love to own the entire collection as the formula is great!
I thought i would try a block mani using some new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Shades i picked up, along with some gold striping tape from Taras Talons ( you can find it here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons?section_id=14011786 ). This was pretty tricky and i still don’t think it really came out right! But i spent so long on it, that i thought i really should show you guys my hard efforts :P. I also used one Essie shade and a white by Sinful Colors underneath to make the colours brighter.
The Green is Essie- Navigate Her, the Blue is Barry M- Blue Grape, the nude is Barry M- Lychee and the Pink is Barry M- Grapefruit.
I rarely attempt nail art which explains why it isnt great! I hope you like it none the less!
The second Barry M Gelly polish i tried out was Plum. I’m not quite sure if i like this colour on me but i did like the formula and i’m sure i will find a way to use it again! I used some cute little glue-on pearls from Taras Talons who do nail art supplies now! ( check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons?section_id=14011746)
I love what they add to a boring mani ( which to me, is a mani without glitter!)
My camera didn’t capture the colour very well. It is much more purple than shown and not quite as dark. Hope you like 🙂
Hello! I decided to go out and buy a few of the much raved about Barry M Gelly polishes! The first one i tried was Blue Grape, i have been dying for a bright electric blue polish for months now and i love this one so much! The picture shown is with no top coat…yup thats the polish all on its own!
For some reason my camera decided that, actually, it’s purple :(. This is a lot more blue in real life. Ignore the Asos box in the background 😀
I was curious so i tried it with white polka dots: