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Gradient geometrics

This was an idea that I had for quite a while, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it. But yesterday I felt like geometrics!

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As a base I used Essence Sandy toes and salty kisses, which is a nice semi-matte salt texture white. It was in some summer edition, and I’ve grown quite fond of it! Texture polishes are so quick to dry, and this wasn’t too textured for normal use.

I then stamped with Konad basic colours; orange, red, and purple (latex was used – these are super pigmented and stain like mad if given a chance) with image from BM-XL212. I’m really liking the latest blogger collaboration series!

And I actually had to do these twice. First time around HK Girl – which is not supposed to spread stamps – spread the stamps, and I did it S-U-P-E-R carefully the second time. These stamping polishes spread so easily. But the end result is worth it!

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Close enough

Okay, okay, so I didn’t do stained glass as the @clairestelle8challenge prompted for 20th. That was due to the small fact that I don’t HAVE stained glass stuff. I’ve been meaning to get some sheets of it, but well, it’s not really something that has top priority now. So I did the next best thing: CLOSE ENOUGH.

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See? Sparkly stuff! For some time now, I’ve kept an eye out for Asian trends, namely Japanese and Chinese and South-Korean. It is so interesting to see how different the trends are there, how they use a lot more negative space, and how the shapes are different. This heart shape is fairly popular – at least I think so, not understanding Korean.. and glitter is popular. With stained glass, of course, but we went through that already.

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Products used: Sirère polish Antifreeze, Rimmel Cheeky Chap, Essence Sandy toes & salty kisses.

Sirène Polish is a South-Korean brand, and Antifreeze was my first from them. It had nice quality, though black hearts were a bit scarce and hard to fish out. But that seems to be their nature. But to make things easier, they sent a packet of glitter separately with it!

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Hearts and triangles.
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Antique jade and gold

Time for another challenge nails – the prompt for 6th was gold, and unfortunately I already used it last time, but never fear! I managed to think up another design!

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This Kiko colour was called Jade, and it’s drop dead gorgeous. I love this sort of dusty and stone-y muted colour! Sadly, it was really hard to capture on camera. In any case, a new favourite.

On top of it I added water spots. This was my first time trying to do it, and it was such a mess.. but eventually I got the hang of it. Luckily I didn’t die of hair spray overdose.

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Water spots with Essie Good as gold

I love these! What do you think?

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The awkward first post

So yeah, how to start writing your blog? The last time I blogged anything was in the good old days of Geocities, if anyone is old enough to remember that place in all it’s glittery madness (seriously, people would write up these little pieces of html code which you could copy to your page and it would make sparkly animations. There was a lot of it.).

Answering my own question, I don’t know! People just start, I would guess? So that is what I will do. I will start writing, and hope someone is interested. If not, well, I can always say I wrote this for me x).

I thought I’d start this blog off with some nail art, which I’m very fond of doing. I saw these sort of flower nails on some South Korean Instagram account (I really forget which), and fell in love! So cute, and as it turned out, very easy to make. All you need is nail polish, and a somewhat steady hand. I wish I’d had taken some in-between pictures, but as I did not, all I can say is that you just use the brush to make the “petals”: one stroke down the middle, and one on each side. Wait for it to dry and paint the middle, and tadan! you’re done! This is one of my favourite styles. What do you think?

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Done with Essence nail polishes.