Nails of the Day – Rrrrrrrrrrrrroaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrr!

I know I’m posting a nail post right after a nail post, but it’s been a busy weekend and not really had time for much else. Last night I was so shattered I put the TV on, laid in bed and painted my nails.

It might look quite complicated but it really wasn’t! First I painted my nails with my Nailtec basecoat, then with Barry M’s Mushroom. Once that was semi-dry I used a lighter colour (in this case, Essie’s Cute As A Button) to do random sized and placed dots over my nails, then painted one coat of Poshe topcoat.

I then used a fab new inexpensive tool I have which I got from ebay (see here) which has a tiny nib like a pen which you can use to do really precise lines with. I have a pair of pumps with leopard print insides, so using them as a guide, drew the black bits. Really it’s lots of ‘C’ shapes around the dots, and curving parallel lines as well as random dots and lines. One more coat of topcoat and it’s done!

The good thing is, if you get a chip you can just turn it into a dot, like I’ve done! This is the first time I’ve experimented with nail art and I probably will again now!

Nails of the Day – Barry M Mushroom

I really like Barry M’s range of polishes – they are fantastic quality, long lasting and are normally on special offer in either Superdrug or Boots for 2 for £5.

When Metro Chic et al came out last year, I wasn’t really feeling the whole sludgey nail vibe so I didn’t go for it – this year how ever, I’m aaaaaall about the sludge, so decided to try Mushroom by Barry M for starters.

Two coats, with Poshe topcoat over the top.

I would describe it as a grey-beige sludge. Helpful!? It it supposedly a good dupe for Chanel’s Paticuliere, which I’m not going to bother trying because I’m quite satisfied with the results Barry M has delivered.

 It goes on easily, the brush isn’t stupidly skinny and it looked great after just one coat. I don’t know why but I am never satisfied with just one coat. It looked perfect, but still I had to go for round two – does anyone else have the same issue as me?! Its chic, sophisticated and a really nice autumney nail (gah – it’s meant to be summer!)

I have been wearing it for 3 days now with Poshe topcoat and it’s still in immaculate condition. Highly recommended.