I really cannot believe it's been 11 weeks since I started the 52 week nail challenge- it's gone SO fast! And I'm really really glad so many other people are taking part, I love that so many people (all over the world) are doing nail art based on themes that I thought up when I couldn't sleep at about 3am...
Anyway, this weeks theme is violet- and I decided that No7s Violetta was the perfect polish for it- it's my favourite purple and it even has violet in the name!
I started off with 2 coats of this lovely shade :)
And naturally I didn't want to leave it entirely plain- but seeing as my sisters attempt at crackling over it (see my sisters NOTD) and Nail Newbies attempt at stamping over it both went rather badly, I wasn't sure what to do. I eventually remembered my matte top coat and gave that a try- and then I tried a glitter gradient with my new Barry M Silver Glitter on my ring finger (which I also mattified) I think it turned out quite well, though the matte effect does make Violetta seem a lot darker and the silver glitter did become a little lilac tinted (which I actually really like!).
Annoyingly having a mani that is both purple and matte seems impossible to capture properly on camera- especially when it's so dark outside (I can't remember the last time I took pictures in daylight- it's getting dark at about 3pm now!!!)
What's your favourite purple polish? Any tips on photographing in the dark?