Monday, 25 June 2012

Challenge Week 39: Stripes!!!

It's time for week 39 of the 52 week nail challenge (only 13 weeks left, how crazy!!!) and I've been looking forward to this a LOT since I got my new nail art pens! I decided to use one of my polishes from my swap too- I've not been wearing nail polish nearly as much as I'd like to recently, and a lot of the awesome polishes Pryanka sent to me haven't been worn yet :(

I chose China Glaze Pelican Grey (such a beautiful pale grey shade, and it has a teeny bit of shimmer to it too!) and then I used 5 nail art pens in silvers and blues to create vertical stripes over my nails- in no particular order or placement; I used thick and thin stripes and had some spread out / some close together. The overall look reminds me a little bit of wallpaper or a desktop background! :)

As always, I didn't quite manage to leave it at that- so I added a couple of coats of China Glaze Fairy Dust onto the ring finger. This is a polish Pryanka told me I had to have, and boy was she right... tiny holo glitter = SO AWESOME!!! :)











The nail art pens are brilliant for stripes- once again I'm super glad I bought them! The 4 blue shades actually go really well together and were really easy to use, though a couple of shades needed a second coat to get full opacity.

I don't think I've loved a manicure (on myself anyway) as much in a very long time- when I finished I went around shoving my fingers in my sisters face demanding that she look and give me praise! I love love love them- and I think I'll have to do something similar in other colours too because I really like the pattern/design too; it's so simple but super pretty :)

Because I was so stupidly excited and proud of my nails I took pictures of my right hand too- the pictures aren't great, but I hope you get the idea- and look how straight the lines are, even though I did them with my left hand! The design is completely different to my left, which normally would irritate me, but today I like it :)





Here are the polishes I used: I flippin' LOVE the two new China Glaze polishes, I knew I would! The pale grey is perfect (what is it with me and grey polish?) and I'm SO glad I have Fairy Lights, I'm not sure the pictures pick it up properly but it is so stunning :)


China Glaze Pelican Grey, nail art pens (which I've numbered: 2, 19, 20, 21 & 22 and China Glaze Fairy Dust

I also quite like that the vertical stripes seem to make my nails look longer! Are you a fan of stripes?




                                                                                                                        xGretalRabbitx

8 comments:

  1. Pretty nails! Love the colors & stripes.

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    1. Thank you! I do too- cannot get enough of the grey+blue combination :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. Ooh I do like! I did the microchip nails, but yours were better. Stripes, think I might use striping tape :)

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    1. Thank you :) I think I liked your black base colour better! Good plan, I though about using tape too- but I couldn't resist using my new pens!
      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. Very cool, I love these colours together!

    Also, I just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the One Lovely blog award:

    http://myglitteryobsessions.blogspot.ca/2012/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you- they're two of my favourite colours! Aww thanks! :)
      xGretalRabbit

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