Nailed: All that glitz…

For the last couple of weeks I’ve happily switched between two gorgeous Barry M pastel shades – Peach Melba and Strawberry Ice Cream. But with all this lovely, sunny spring weather we’ve been having, it was only a matter of time before the dull rain clouds overcast Essex once again. This has resulted in me switching up my nail colour once again, reflecting a shade more suitable for the april showers that await. I’ve opted for a glitter encrusted design with a iris purple undercoat, for a sparkling galaxy look.

To create my look, I firstly used L.A. Colors Color Craze in Tropical Breeze. I received this polish as a birthday gift, and being my first time using it, I was generally quite impressed. Although you need a fair few coats before receiving a totally even colour (3-4 in my case), the polish dries quickly and thus far has a chip resisting quality.

Secondly, I used Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish polish in 500 Disco Ball. As with most glitter nail polishes, many layers are needed to create a thick sparkling look. This polish has silver glitter particles and slightly larger blue holograms and suited well with the Color Craze undercoat.

Finally I used one coat of Barry M’s 244 Hologram polish to add larger glitter pieces to my galaxy fingers. The polish also acts as a clear top coat, so no other polish is needed after this.

Although my nails are now thickly coated and did take a while to produce, I’m happy with the result (do mind my messy nails, not the best they’ve looked I’m afraid!).