Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Experiment with Texture

I'm not in love with these nails. In my imagination they were amazing, but in real life I'm feeling a bit 'meh' about them.

I used false nails with one coat of Maybelline Color Show in shade Cool Blue followed by three coats of Technic Mermaid (£1, Bodycare), my all time favourite glitter, which is a mix of medium and small turquoise holographic hex glitter. I love how holographic glitter looks with a matte finish, so I added a coat of Limited Collection Matte Top Coat (Marks & Spencer).

I used strips of clear sticky tape to mask a wide stripe down the centre of each nail and used Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Laughie Laffy, the dark blue, and Sugar Fix, which is white (from Poundland and Poundworld), to create textured stripes down each side of the nail. The stripes came out a bit untidy which was disappointing.

Although I'm not thrilled with these nails, they have inspired me to play with contrasting textures and finishes in future nail art. What do you think?


  1. I have to say I think they look pretty awesome! You should be thrilled, they look amazing :-)

  2. I really like these! :) And I need to get myself some of that Technic glitter, looks amazing!! x

    1. I have managed to get through almost an entire bottle of Technic Mermaid since Christmas, which shows exactly how much I love it! The other Technic glitters are great too. If you don't have a local Bodycare, they also sell it on lovethymakeup.com.

  3. This really making beautiful..! I have seen this kind of nail care products in a online pound store called 4pound.co.uk which is free shipping service in united kingdom