Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Anti-summer nails

Who says that nails have to be pretty and pastel just because it's summer?! I decided to go for the 'anti-summer' design recently and opted for a glossy black base with glitter burgundy tips. It's kind of Christmassy, I know.

I used Barry M black, Deborah Lippmann 'Razzle Dazzle' glitter and a clear Barry M top coat. I thought about using tape over the rest of my nail to get a really defined line, however every time I've tried that recently it's pulled the nail varnish underneath off completely! I think I need to be more patient and wait until it's completely dry.

I've been getting a lot of nail inspiration from Pinterest recently (see my nail board here), there's so many amazing designs that I want to try. Especially these nude nails with mint green tips, jagged edged nails (I attempted this and failed) and a matte glitter effect.

I don't actually own a clear matte polish, or a good nude shade! Can you recommend any? x

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  1. They look incredible! Wish i could make mine look soo good xx

    P.S i'm hosting a giveaway if your interested :)

  2. Thank you for the kind comment. You might not be able to pull of plumb but you look great in pinks- I just can't wear them.
    Awesome nails :) my weakness is black nail varnish. I've tried those nail stickers before with the sane problem. I think that's why mine are always so basic

  3. The e.l.f matte top coat is really good, and a bargain too! I'm all for wearing brights in winter, and darks in Summer :D <3 xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. I love black nail polish and would wear it any season too ;)


  5. I'm in LOVE with this combo! It's so pretty!

    Sarah x

  6. Wow!! the richness of this color is sooo cool!

  7. These look amazing! I think dark nails in summer can be nice because it stands out more :)

    Water Painted Dreams

  8. I love the tips!

  9. This is very Christmassy, but lovely, none the less!

    Corinne x

  10. Ooh razzle dazzle looks SO pretty! <3

    Jennie xo |

  11. So pretty

  12. These are gorgeous! I'm guessing you did them free hand in the end then? I normally paint my nails at night and do the tape trick the next morning to give them maximum drying time.

    Lindsey. x

  13. The ELF matte top coat is cheap and cheerful, I haven't tried any others, but my only complaint is that matte nails start to look really grubby after a couple of days, especially on pale colours. I suspect this is not a problem with the ELF one though...