Monday, 5 November 2012

31 Day Nail Challenge: Week 9 - Rainbow Nails

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no good reason the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot

I decided that as it is bonfire night to combine my rainbow nails with the occasion. Here are my nails:

I used so many colours for these nails  but I'm sure any would do if you were to recreate them. The black base is Filthy Gorgeous, an amazing one coater! I sponged on the colours over the top (I used white first for the lighter colours so they would show) and then used my nail art pen to add the sparkles. As all fireworks are different I added glitter to some but not others depending on how I felt lol I spent ages doing this and messed up a couple with the topcoat. I have to say I don't think it was worth the effort. I don't feel great about these. Meh. I showed my mum and she did a face that can only be described as "repugnant". I think that says it all. If I had time to redo these then I would. Having all of the different bottles out made me feel very claustrophobic, by the end I just wanted it to be over which I think is why the white bits don't look neat and they got smudged. By that point I didn't care.

When I was younger my default nails were a rainbow, one nail each colour and I still love it today! Gemx did her nails similar to this but with a twist to keep it funky yet modern and more grown up:

"I really struggled with this one. First I painted each nail a full colour and but an old black crackle polish over the top. I thought it might look good, but it was awful! I think my old crackle was maybe a little too old! Can polish go off? :/ So anyway I took it all off and tried again! I have a thing for painting the tips a different colour lately so I did rainbow tips. I wish I'd used a base colour though as you can see the staining on my nails, woops :s It doesn't look to bad in real life I swear! I tried to find colour that were of a similar saturation and ended up using: OPI - Charged Up Cherry, Rimmel - Apricot Punch, Models Own - Lemon Meringue, Bourjois So Lague - Bleu Model (definitely a green!), Models Own - Top Turquoise"

I can't see any staining! I love coloured tips, I think they look awesome! 

That's it for this week, please check out Alli's rainbow nails too because they're fab! Especialy for a first attempt at nail art!


Here are some pics of a firework display I went to in Rayleigh on Saturday


Sarah Dickson said...

oh wow I think they look great! :D

Leishasaurus said...

Ah thanks Sarah =) I might try them again at some point, maybe they'll turn out better xx