How are we all? I am sorry I have been absent a lot over the last week. Real life has intervened in a really rude and scary way and I am ferociously job hunting. Truth though, I've missed blogging, and the yogic calm I get from painting my nails, but I've felt guilty whenever my mind has veered in that direction. Must Get A Job FIRST.
Anyhow, today is one of my very favourite manis that I've done for this #33DC. It's called the Distressed Mani and I originally saw it on Chalkboard Nails HERE. I liked it, but then really fell in love with it when Brit Nails did a slightly different version HERE.
The key to this mani is to apply your polish as sparingly as if it is stardust - that's like half a micro-granule of a droplet on your brush. THIS is what gives the smeared and streaky effect. More streaky = goooood. Too much droplets = saaaaad (and hard for a "slop it on" girl like me).
I like how they both remind me a little of crackle, and also of acid wash manis, and let's face it, they're splodges aren't they? No wonder they make me happy!
For my mani I used -
* w7 Black
* Essie - Orange It's Obvious
* OPI - The It Colour
* OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia (shimmer)
* Smitten Polish Imperio (glitter)
I've said this before, but AGAIN the introduction of a shimmer and a glitter added extra magic to my mani, the glitter in particular working its dazzle through the colours. Overall, this reminds me a LOT of an exotic parrot.
Me likey :)