Sunday, 30 October 2011


Warning: This post may or may not contain a close up of a small, chubby hand.*

So just a quick post to show some nails I did whilst being bored and feeling experimental. I had intended to do an ombre between two polishes in different shades of the same colour, but like most things I do it didn't quite go to plan.

This is what I ended up with; a kind of glitter effect that I'm not even sure should be classed as 'ombre'. That's not, however, to say I dislike it. Although it perhaps isn't to everyone's taste, the bronze/white collision is enough of an unintentional (and somewhat far fetched) reference to Narnia** (Aslan - bronze vs the ice witch -white? Anyone?) that I'm happy. If you're looking for a more 'fashion related' theme then it also kinda reminds me of the Topshop Unique S/S '12 collection but I prefer Narnia.

In case anyone's interested, this is the easiest thing to do; it didn't even require a tutorial. Just paint the base coat and then dab on the other colour with a sponge. most tutorials recommend professional makeup sponges... I stole a sponge from my kitchen, that would otherwise be used to clean dishes.***
In terms of polish I used: the bronze is Topshop's nail polish in Glimmer, the white is 17 Lasting Fix Polish in 'Mini Skirt'.****

*It's a curse, I'm over it.
**The Narnia books/TV series/films were my childhood favourites... and it's a love that has stayed with me into adulthood.
*** Don't worry I used a clean, unused sponge.
****I wouldn't recommend this particular white polish - I needed 5 coats(!!) for an even finish.


Julia Janku said...

Cute nails ! Thank you for remembering me I had to polish my nails !! lol

Thanks for the lovely comment.

anna said...

your nails look amazing! love this nail polish!!


Sarah Mendelsohn said...

they look so cool! great post! xx

amalia said...

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Kacrates said...

I really like that nail effect. ;)

Sammie said...

that looks very cool,i am off right now to try this out :)

by the way,i have a little giveaway on my blog right now :)

Sashaa said...

wow these look so cool! i'm gonna try this!

Memory Lane said...

Love The Nails :D

Mitsie said...

you nail varnish looks cute :) xx