Sorry for the lack of updates, but December was such a busy month and January kind of caught me by surprise. I’m currently stuck home with a flu, so I guess this is the right time to see what my nails wore in the last month of the year. FYI: I haven’t done my nails since then because of split ends; I think they need some time polish-free to get healthier.
Loving this look so much! Lynnderella Tidy Whities is gorgeous on dark colours, especially in blue shades. I used it over Kiko 294 Indigo Blue and it looked fantastic: the result is a bit snowy/galaxy.
This is definitely a festive look, much in tune with the Christmas spirit. I used Layla Ceramic Effect CE53 Killing Red on most nails, but I accented a couple of random nails with Essence My Fortune Cookie (a warm gold shade), topped with a glitter bomb like Orly Halo.
I’ve done half-moon manicures before this one, but it was the first time I kept the base “naked”. I prepped my nails with Nfu Oh Aqua Base, then applied two glitter nail polishes by Butter London (Rosie Lee and The Black Knight). I must try to do the same with a red nail polish.
Wearing Oh Eric…! by Lynnderella is frustrating: it’s such a vibrant hot pink shade with an incredible array of multi-shaped glitters, but it seems I can’t get it properly on camera. This time I used it over Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Blood Orange, which is probably one of the most pigmented nail polished I own – one coat is enough to get perfect coverage.
Talk about festive nails! I channelled my inner Goldfinger with a super-sparkly manicure. I used Essence My Fortune Cookie again, topped with Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow, which contains 24K gold dust.
The last manicure I did in December 2013 is probably my favourite. I used Essence Date in the Moonlight (a gorgeous dark blue shade with tiny sapphire glitters) and topped with a top coat – Hello Holo by Essence – which never fails to amaze. I’m a sucker for anything glittery/holographic and this top coat is the embodiment of both. It works magic on dark colours, but it’s nice on lighter shades, too.
The holiday season has gone, but the upcoming spring has got some great things in store, like the Spring Reveries collection by Deborah Lippmann, which is already available on her website. Blue Orchid is in my wish-list, along with a couple of shades (Red Silk Boxers and Pseudo Silk Kimono) from the Silk collection. Have you set your eyes on some spring nail polishes or are you still indulging in dark winter shades?