Friday, 29 August 2014

Above The Curve – Cecilia, Watermelon, Caty Perry-winkle, Raziel

Hi Goddesses



I honestly don’t know why these got stuck in the vault cos they sure are pretty.





We start with Cecilia, just the most charming gentle blue holo.





This is close to turquoise, but retains its soft blue base.  The colour is rich and mesmeric and absolutely gorgeous.






I could stare at this one all day :)





Caty Perry-winkle is cute in both name and appearance.  This is darker than Cecilia, but still a fairly light medium blue.





This smiles with periwinkle happiness and a gentle smattering of holo.   You can’t help but feel giddy with this polish on your nails.




This is a blue for all seasons – utterly charming.





Raziel I had to have.  A rich raspberry holo, this is just glorious.





This polish is more opaque than the others, and has an intense richness of colour.  There’s something very “winter nights round a roaring fire” about this one.





I love that the one is slightly off from your normal red, and the holo fires violet, for added beauty.





Finally, Watermelon, which is a crelly.  Super bright, with scattered holo, this is the very essence of summer.





I personally struggled with the opacity of this one, and needed 4 coats to hide any VNL, but it’s such a pretty polish I forgave it :)






Thursday, 28 August 2014

Digit-al Dozen Dotting Days - Jumbo Dots!

Hi Goddesses


Today sees one of my favourite looks of this week – Jumbo Dots.




I’ve always loved it when I’ve seen super large dots in other people’s manis, but I’ve never succeeded in getting them to work myself.  Until now mwahahahahah.  My weapons of choice?  The eraser on the end of a pencil and the end of a Berol pen.  Whatever you choose, I’d just recommend you practice first.  You need a little puddle to blob in, and from there you need to make sure you get full coverage on your “tool”, but not so much that you leave an irregular shape.




This mani became an excuse to use a shitload of bright colours and have fun.  I do honestly think it might be one of the happiest manis I’ve ever done – just looking at it makes me smile.




On base I have Literary Lacquers Tesseract, for no other reason than I was swatching it at the time.  For my colours, I used –

Barry M Lemon Ice Cream
Rimmel Ultra Violet
OPI Hot & Spicy
OPI Strawberry Margarita
W7 Neon Green




I like the overlapping of the dots, and I’m curious to see what this looks like in blue – whether it looks oceanic or just blue lol.




Tomorrow, you can see how I took this mani further, and further again :)   Don’t forget to check out the other DD geniuses xx






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