Sunday, 3 July 2011

Color Club Wink Wink Twinkle, with Tape Mani, Fauxnad and not quite the 4th of July manicure!

Well, I have been busy doing all of the above.  It didn't start out that way of course but then it rarely does!  First I did a mani with Color Club Wink Wink Twinkle which like most things of a purple nature do not photograph well.  The colour on my photo's is pulling far more pink than it is.  In reality its more a neon purple/magenta with non sparkly glitter and more of a matte finish.  Non sparkly, I don't know how that works, but it does work though and I wore this one for almost 24 hours before I had to mess! 




First I put China Glaze Fairy Dust over it to make it shine and sparkle, then because the bottles were next to each other and looked pretty I decided to try a tape mani by adding China Glaze Blue Sparrow into the mix.  

By this point I was envisioning a 'not quite red white and blue', and since there are a lot of my USA friends celebrating the 4th July and doing manicures to match, I though I would add some 'not quite white' to match the other 'not quites' :)  SO I used a fauxnad plate and using MAC cosmetics Lustreware as the polish I stamped a pretty flower and stem design.  Then for the whole star spangled 4th July thing I added another coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust.  It didn't need it to be honest, but I couldn't resist it anyway.  So as a nod to my American friends and followers here is my 'not quite the 4th July' manicure.  I hope you all like it.

  

13 comments:

Jenn said...

I love the fact that it's not in-your-face red, white and blue. After staring at the gaudiness on my nails the subtlety is appreciated XD

Nailderella said...

OMG! I love this mani! the design, the colors, everything looks great!!

I'm a new follower ;D

BlingerNails said...

Thankyou Nailderella for both the kind comments and for following :) and thanks Jenn for the lovely comments too :)

Minty said...

WOW! I really love this manicure! The design is just so perfect!

Hannah J said...

It's so busy but in a good way! I love the sparley pink and blue together! Great combo:)

Guy Polish (Jim) said...

Very original! Very subtle 4th. of July design.

♥ Claire ♥ said...

*loves*

Peach Crush said...

I love the colors!! awesome job and pretty hands:) great blog im your new follower hope you'll follow back :)
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imfeelingnail-venturous said...

WOW! I love this! By the way, I am your new follower!

Tara said...

That combo looks really great on you hun! I usually don't do pink well for my skin tone but on you, POW!!! (that's good, lol)

BlingerNails said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments, and Tara I like POW lol! POW is deffo good in my book :D

Irishenchantment said...

this is lovely, definitely not quite red, white and blue but very patriotic still :)
shel xx

Lacquered Lover said...

Love it! So cute!

Also, I tagged you for a blog award! http://lacqueredlover.blogspot.com/2011/07/two-blog-awards-oh-my.html