Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas/Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Wasn't really in the mood for Christmas nail art this year to be honest. I watched Ghostbusters recently and I wanted them green. So green it is. Which is still sort of a Christmassy colour.

The green in question is 2True, 'Shade 4'. What a catchy name.

Anyway, enjoy the holidays everyone and have a great 2014~!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Meet Me on the Star Ferry.

Got this OPI polish from my aunt not too long ago. 'Meet Me on the Star Ferry'. I shan't even pretend to have an inkling what that name means or refers to, but it's a nice colour.

It's probably just an unfortunate coincidence, but I've not really been to impressed by any of the OPI polishes I've worn.
The price they charge for them in the Netherlands is a fair amount higher than in the US, and that alone gives me fairly high expectations.

It's a pretty old pink-purplish sort of shade. I'm not sure how to describe it. Very sparkly and shimmery.
Took around 4 coats to properly cover, though it was fairly fast drying.


Artificial light.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Complementary, my dear Watson #2.

After quite liking the result of the previous one, I thought I'd try another round of a complementary colour gradient.

Polishes used:
Herôme W.I.C, Utreg 173 (base yellow)
Hema, 76 Neon (yellow)
Hema, 74 Neon (purple)
Miss Sporty, Sparkle Touch (sparkles)

I'm not sure about the sparkles. On one hand, they're pretty distant from the gradient that's going on but on the other hand I sort of like the look of it. Perhaps unnecessarily festive but who cares.

That's blue-orange and yellow-purple done, leaving basically red-green which I won't go to soon. Perhaps for Christmas, but not yet. Not sure what I'll go for next, for now I quite like the look of these!