Wednesday, 26 March 2014
I'll probably do 499 terrible water marbles, but if the 500th attempt is the one, so be it.
Again went for more of an accent nail because that's just the visual aesthetic I prefer.
NYC, '003 Prey of Grey'
Bodique, '07 Red Love'
Hema, '809' (nail art striper)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
|Oh no! I found out this gray |
had a little bit of an accident...
I've complained about it on my previous post about water marbling, and one of my issues with the method stemmed from the frustrations of a lot of polishes not lending themselves to the technique (they wouldn't spread in the water properly). The post reads as pretty bitter.
In my practice runs I had thrown polishes together not really realising not all of them would simply work well together no matter how much one tried to telepathically will them to. I concluded that what I therefor lacked was knowledge.
And that knowledge would only come from testing and trying what works and what doesn't.
|Testing in progress.|
To limit wasting a bunch of nail polish on experiments, I mostly used my white nail art stripers (they do spread) that I don't use much, and paired them with the colour I wanted to try.
|In italics means 'will spread, but not great'.|
Unfortunately I still don't really have a large pool to choose from but if I just test some polishes every now and then I'll expand it quickly enough.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Essence's 'Return to Paradise' collection was one that came out in 2010 and featured a bunch of nice summer-appropriate bright colours.
And also this dark green, which is the only thing of the collection I have. No surprises there, I suppose.
It's '03 Back to Paradise'.
connoisseur of green nail polishes since it's the colour I wear most, and though this one has one big fault, I do think it's a gorgeous colour and am willing to look past it.
Unfortunately it's pretty sheer, and will need at least three coats to cover. I daresay (as usual) that this may be a less obvious deficit on a shorter nail but even then it just doesn't cover all that evenly. It becomes more obvious when one looks at it under different light -
|Flash - Artificial light.|
Though sheerness is usually my biggest pet peeve, it doesn't seem to bother me all too much with this polish. I don't know if it's because I just enjoy the colour that much or something else but either way it was a nice rediscovery. A coat or so extra won't really kill me, after all.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Right: '130 – Black Burgundy'
I have these two older Catrice polishes. A friend had borrowed one of them, and its return made me want to try it on again as well. Since I owned two of them, I wore them in succession.
|Flash - Artificial light.|
|Flash. (Artificial light photo unfortunately turned out very blurry, sorry!)|