The start of a fresh week, end of my holidays so I thought I would paint my nails with something colourful and bright to make me feel cheered. Mondays are always one of those days where you wish it was still the weekend but today looking down at my nails has helped me to feel a bit brighter.
I used Barry M Cyan Blue for the base colour and it is opaque and covers the nail really well. I used two coats and made a feature nail. A few days ago I read a blog post by Kayla Shevonne where she created a Cherry Blossom nail tutorial. I haven’t followed it exactly because I tried to do it from memory but I think it is pretty close and looks pretty. I used my Nubar Nails black nail striper for the stalks and Barry M Matt White for the blossom with Barry M Bright Pink for the centre of the blossom.
I then did a bit of experimenting with some other polishes that I have but never seem to use very much. I have a Barry M Black Crackle and a Black Croc. The crackle I used a lot when I got it over a year ago. I haven’t open it in months and today it had gotten very thick and did not go on as well as when I first got it. When you apply the crackle polish it will begin drying and cracking immediately, try not to overlap or paint over where you have already applied the crackle as it will ruin the effect.
The Black Croc however is a much newer polish and glides on like a normal polish and I think the formula is just perfect. It dries after a couple of minutes and as it dries the croc effect appears. The final nail I applied a pattern to was my little finger. I used my black nail striper to paint tiger stripes.
Base & Top: Barry M Nail Hardener 3 in one top and base coat
Base Colour: Barry M Cyan Blue
Nail Striper: Nubar Black Striper
Nail Art Flowers: Barry M Matt White & Barry M Bright Pink
Crackle: Barry M Black Crackle
Croc: Barry M Black Croc