Hello everyone, another episode of the black and white challenge brings us a manicure with colour base and some black. For this I decided to do a 'cloud manicure', something I've not tried before but I think it turned out ok. Unfortunately by the time I'd got round to taking photos, using the GOSH topcoat over quite thick layers meant there was a bit of shrinkage and so the tips are exposed!!
For the base layer I used a beautiful blue from Boots 17 called Catwalk Couture, it has a very slight shimmer to it, followed by a layer of Orly Galaxy Girl a stunning purply red with lots of blue shimmer that tied in nicely with the Catwalk Couture, followed by the last layer of a-england Lancelot a blackened red to tie in with the Galaxy Girl.
It took me quite a while to get even one decent closeup photo for this manicure, the light would shine off the topcoat hiding the Galaxy Girl or to get it at an angle with no light reflection the blue shimmer would then disappear. But trust me, in real life the colours looked beautiful together and were more visible.
Also I broke 2 of my nails (quite painfully) opening the kids toothpaste, just as they were getting to a length that I like, not too long or short, oh well!! I suppose they will at least be a vaguely consistent length for the challenge.
Enough of my waffling, lets see what the other ladies have come up with shall we? I do hope you have been clicking on the links to see what manicures they've done over the challenge, there have been some really beautiful ones! Well done girls! :-)
Below are the links to the other ladies blogs so you can see the manicures:
Cris at Let Them Have Polish
Emily at The Lacquerologist
Rie at Nails and Noms
Sammy at The Nailasaurus
Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie
Thankyou for looking Fab Followers and hope you are staying tuned for the rest of the challenge! xxx