This week I painted my nails Barry M’s ‘acid yellow’ and added a silver tip using Orly’s ‘shine’ from their Foil FX collection. ‘Acid yellow’ provides an amazing block colour look because it’s a bright and very opaque varnish. I rarely find fault with any of Barry M’s nail paints and this is no exception! Orly’s Foil FX ‘Shine’ is my go-to silver nail varnish simply because it is the most shiny and Minx-like metallic nail varnish I’ve ever tried, without actually using nail foils. It needs a few coats to become opaque but once it is the metallic micro-glitter gives the silver an ultra-sparkly finish. Mixing neon and metallic is still a key trend this summer, and a nail art which does this is the ideal way of working the trend subtly!
I haven’t posted about my nails in a while, so here are a few snaps of what they’ve been looking like recently!
Inspired by this gorgeous gradient bag by Zara, I used NYC ‘Pinstripe White’ and Max Factor ‘Ruby Fruit’ to achieve this look.
By far the easiest way to create exciting nails is to stick something on top of a block colour base. Here I used ‘Lolli Pop’ by Technic and added a pale pink bow which I got in a set of twenty from Ebay onto each ring finger.
Lilac and mint pastel mix nails including marble effect, leopard print, dots and drips, using ‘Lolli Pop’ by Techinic and Barry M ‘Mint Green’, as well as some detail in Rimmel’s matte top coat.
You can’t go wrong with gradient nails, in my opinion! I chose a barbie pink (Technic) as my base, allowed it to dry then blended in a silver polish (Orly Foil FX in ‘Shine’) from the top to create the gradient effect. I also added Barry M’s Limited Edition Effects Silver Glitter on top of everything. What do you think? Will you be trying out this look?