I've kind of run out of 9 month old manis now :) I have 2 left - 1 had such bad photos I just deleted it, and the other I'm still humming and hah-ing about. I might even recreate it tonight to see if I can do a before and after version of it - we'll see!
I was lucky enough this week to receive the 8 Elevation Polishes I'd ordered. It's a brand I've resisted for a long time because I thought of them as "boring" cremes. Well A, they're not, and B, I think I must own all the glitters already, because cremes are really calling to me right now.
This stunner is a rich cobalt blue called Pic de Sotllo. It goes on a little darker than the bottle, so it's not a total Baker Street blue - it has a little more navy to it than that.
It also seemed a perfect opportunity to put the Barry M Nail Art pen through its paces again, and I ended up creating this random animal print skittle with the white pen.
I have to be honest though - my second experience of using the pen wasn't as smooth as the first. You may notice that these lines are nowhere near as thin or sharp as the ones I posted yesterday, and that's because the nib kept blobbing up and drying out.
I was trying to get the polish to flow on a piece of paper, but every time the nib cleared, it seemed to dry out quite quickly. I'd press it again, and get another blob. In the end, I dipped the nib in the blobs (not gonna waste them) which is why some of the patterns look a little like I've used a dotting tool.
I am hoping this is a one off or something I can find a fix for. I've spoken to other bloggers, and no one else has had this problem, so it could be me (cack-handed) or it could be one faulty pen. Either way, I'll let you know!
Enjoy xx :)