Is there any relation between Foo Fighters and my passion for nail polishes? Apparently there is none, but if you remember their debut album, you may still have memory of a song, This Is a Call. A verse from that song, referring to fingernails, was the source of inspiration for my blog about nail art and polishes.
I deeply admire people who can do extraordinary manicures by themselves, using techniques like water marbling or achieving effects like chevron pattern. I’ve never been to a salon to get my nails done, because there are no nail salons here and getting your nails done at a beautician shop is quite expensive; moreover, painting my nails is a relaxing activity which excites my fantasy and makes me try unusual things. Multicolour manicure is far from being unusual, because it’s the easiest way to play with colours, but there’s beauty in its simplicity: all you need are two or more nail polishes and that’s it. Matching the right colours or experimenting with colour combinations is funny and challenging; for this reason, after the ring finger craze, I’ve turned to this.
I decided to try the multicolour (in this case, the alternating colour) manicure after seeing a picture on Tavi Gevinson’s Instagram: the effect was pretty childish but kind of soothing, relaxing. I immediately grabbed my nail polish basket and picked the colours I needed to re-create that manicure. Sorry for the messy application: I try to be as precise as possible, but mistakes are just around the corner.
I applied one coat of Chanel Black Satin as a base, then two coats of Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers and Across the Universe (aka the most beautiful nail polish ever). I finished the manicure with a top coat: my favourite is Mavala Mavadry, which makes the polish dry quicker, too. I love this colour combo, so I think I’ll surely use it again.