Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine's Day Mish Mash



This mani features a few of the designs from the nail wheel I posted at the start of the week. It's been quite a while- since I used any of these techniques so it was a good chance for me to refresh my skills! 
This is my first shot with the new Barry M Silk polishes and I must say that I really like them. It seems that opinion is divided but I personally love how fresh they are and I'm a sucker for a Barry M innovation. It's a kind of finish that I haven't seen before - somewhere right in the middle of shimmer and matte - and the colours just scream out Spring to me.


I used Barry M Blossom and Pearl as the base colours for this manicure.

On my first finger, I created a gradient using Barry M Heather. Gradient tutorial here.

On my middle finger, I used striping tape with Barry M Gold, W7 Baby Pink and Sally Hansen Lovely Lilac. Striping tape tutorial here.

On my ring finger, I freehanded the roses using Revlon Bordeaux, W7 Baby Pink and White Acrylic Paint. Rose tutorial here.

On my thumb and pinky, I did some nimbus nail art using a bunch of colours that have already been mentioned here but most notably Revlon Bordeaux and W7 Baby Pink. Nimbus tutorial here.

It's all topped off with a coat of Glisten and Glow HK Girl.



24 comments:

  1. Very pretty, love the thumb and pinky.

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  2. Oooh we weren't sure about the silk collection but this shade looks so pretty with the roses. We might have to reconsider! E&J.xx

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  3. ♥STUNNING ~ THE PERFECT VALENTINE'S DAY MIX♥BEAUTIFUL & FEMININE ~ LOVE IT!♥

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  4. Gorgeous! I particularly love the gradient :)

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  5. Stop being so good at ALL THE VALENTINES NAIL ART!

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  6. it's so pretty Sammy!! love it

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  7. That's gorgeous! Man I love the 'nimbus' look--especially with holo glitter added :D

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  8. cute my fave is the roses very creative

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  9. they are lovely! i'm always hesitant of doing different things for each nail, but seems like it looks really cute :3

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  10. Thee look so cute, I love the striped nail!

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  11. So pretty! Happy valentine's day!

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  12. Droooooooool! Absolutely gorgeous, as usual!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    <3

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  13. These are so gorgeous! I love the colour on the thumb and pinky! :)

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  14. the little flowers are so pretty and lovely colours used instead of the usual reds!

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  15. These are so cute! Great color combination.

    Have you tried viewing your feed on Bloglovin's mobile site since you redesigned everything? It's only posting the excerpt of the post instead of the whole thing, which makes following your blog with bloglovin very difficult. :(

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  16. I love how you do the galaxy nails in different shades. :)

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  18. Love this Nimbus effect you've created - it's so unique! Think I might have to try out some of the Barry M Silk Collection too, because matte and shimmer sounds like the perfect combo to me! Plus, 3 for 2 at Boots - definitely a win win...

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  19. C'est vraiment trop mignon ! je suis fan !

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