Hello! I thought i might share with you today a lovely mani i did last night using two great polishes by my favourite indie brand Taras Talons! I used my ABSOLUTE favourite blue which is called ‘Curacao’ that i bought some months ago. I then topped it with a recent purchase, ‘Unicorn Stick’ which is a very very sheer white with greenish blue squares ( think toothpaste!) and white and hot pink hexes. The use of this over the blue polish made it almost a minty green colour but it still clearly blue. The white base in this polish is so sheer that i can layer it over almost any colour and instead of being white, it just slightly lightens the colour beneath giving it a lovely shimmer.
If you’re not aware of this already, Taras Talons makes one-off polishes, so unfortunately neither of these are available to purchase 😦 ( because i got my greedy mitts on them first muahahaha). However if you browse Taras store on Etsy she has a multitude of polishes and nail art supplies which gets updated every Sunday! I’m aware that she currently has some polishes with Mickey Mouse glitters in them, so be sure to check them out! But for now, here is a swatch of my Taras Talons mani 🙂
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 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!
Today i’m going to show you another awesome indie nail brand called The Hungry Asian. These polishes are super cute and summery! The bottles are adorable, especially for the minis, which come in a cute little heart shaped bottle! These polishes are very colorful with The Hungry Asian being known for their professional looking finish polishes, super cute colors and and lovely glitters. If you just buy one indie polish, buy one from The Hungry Asian. Here are some of my favorites:
Here is one last brand for me to recommend for today i am sure you will love. Tara’s Talons provides gorgeous one of a kind, limited edition polishes so you will be wearing a polish nobody else has! Tara also has an option for a custom listing where she works personally with you, via email to create your very own polish at an incredible price. I have already ordered mine and it is fantastic! I have my eye on a few goodies in her store right now, take a look at what i’m checking out:
Be sure to check out these truly gorgeous creations at the Tara’s Talons etsy store here: