Monday, 23 January 2012

Challenge Week 17: Red!

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with red polish, I think it looks really pretty but I always find it really hard to apply (because it stains your skin and nails so easily- and if I'm not super carefull my skin ends up looking red and sore) plus I don't think my camera is very good at capturing red shades.

Nevertheless, this weeks 52 week nail challenge theme is red, so I dutifully got out my red polishes and came up with this glittery taping manicure :)

I started out with two coats of e.l.f. Red Velvet, a beautiful shimmery red shade :) Plus it's named after cake so it automatically gets my approval! (I wore this on Christmas day but I forgot to photograph it for you- it's a very good festive polish!)


e.l.f. Red Velvet


Then I taped sections off with de-stickied tape, and painted in some slices of Barry M Red Glitter :) If you'd like some more in-depth info on how I do tape manis, I made a tutorial in week 8 of the challenge. I also wanted to test out my Andrea Fullerton flaky as I thought it would look particularly good over red, so I added that as an accent on my ring finger. I really like how they came out, but they didn't photograph particularly well (sorry!) - the glitter in the pictures looks a little gritty/ uneven, but it's definitely not.








And because the beautiful flaky effect didn't show up too well:




I love this flaky polish! It's so pretty :) If you're in the UK and looking for a flaky polish (without shipping them from America!) I really recommend this one- at £4.99 for 5.5ml it is on the pricey side, but it really is stunning- and it's the cheapest flaky I've seen :) (You can get it from Superdrug)


e.l.f. Red Velvet, Barry M Red Glitter, Andrea Fullerton Gemstone Overcoat

Are you a fan of red polish?


                                                                                                            xGretalRabbitx

8 comments:

  1. Is the flaky polish hard to remove, like glitter polishes are? :)

    -Dara x

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    1. I don't know actually, I've never worn it before. But it's not gritty like glitters, so I think it may be easier- I'll get back to you once I've removed this! :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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    2. I just removed it- the glitter was (as expected) a nightmare but the flaky was ok, perhaps just a little bit more stubborn than regular polish :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. Maybelline also do one, flash cosmic. Your right about it being difficult to find one in the UK! I really like that barry m glitter, quite excited about doing my red week now!

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    1. Oh do they? I've never seen/heard of it. It's so annoying as there are so many different flakies in the US now! Barry M does amazing glitter polishes- I really want to blue one too :) Looking forward to seeing your red look :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. I have no red polish in my apartment with me. NONE. I always knew I wasn't a fan of red polish, but I brought quite a hefty chunk of my stash and not ONE RED POLISH. I'm wearing OPI Save Me over Zoya Kissy over Essie Watermelon right now xD I love it.

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    1. Hehe, I'm not big on reds either... I just removed this and I have pink-stained nails (even with a base coat!!!) :( Ooh that sounds amazing! Do we get to see pictures? :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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