The Nail Wheel of Fortune
So for the month if July, in an effort to wear some of my less used nail varnishes, I resurrected my Nail Wheel if Fortune idea, where I have been randomly picking a nail varnish to wear, click here to see the inspiration behind the idea and here to see the first month. The exception to this rule is when I decided to do nail art, which happened on a couple of occasions this month. I also tried to change my nail varnish at least every other day.
The first colour I randomly picked was Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear’s Crushed, which is a lovely metallic orange colour.
My next pick was Accessorize’s Tuscan Clay and I ceeated an accent nail with OPI’s Teenage Dream.
Then my pick was Nubar’s Boyfriend Jeans and I created an accent nail with Starrily’s Cosmos Dark Matter, a nail varnish I was just dying to use and can’t wait to use again.
My next pick was Wet n Wild Megalast’s Tropicalia and I created and accent nail with Orly’s Sunglasses At Night. I love Sunglasses At Night but next time I wear it I think I’m going to layer it over a darker colour.
My next random pick was Barry M’s Ruby Glitter. I wore this over Barry M’s Strawberry Ice-cream. I was originally going to layer this over something dark, but I’m so glad I went with the light pink, I absolutely adored this manicure!
Next was Essie’s Head Mistress, which is a darker shade to what I would usually wear at this time of year. But this is one of my all time favourite red nail varnishes and I really enjoyed wearing it.
My next pick was Essie’s Watermelon and I created French tips on my nails with Barry M’s Gold Foil and Cyan Blue.
I was so happy when I chose this next colour! We did have something of a heatwave (for England at least) and to randomly pick a bright colour was brilliant. It was Barry M’s SLE2013B, which is their limited edition neon green currently available at Superdrug and I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White as base. I really enjoyed wearing this, it has fast become one of my favourite nail varnishes and I got a lot of nice comments from my work colleagues when I did wear it.
The next varnish I picked randomly was China Glaze’s I’m Not Lion. I wore this over Barry M’s Berry Ice-cream. The glitter is so fine and dense you could very easily get it opaque on it’s over, but I just used one coat over by base colour. And I loved how you could just see very subtle hints of purple through the glitter, it looked really delicate and pretty.
Then I was brave and attempted my second ever water marble. I used Zoya’s Snow White as by base and then created the actual marble with Barry M’s Key Lime, Berry Ice-cream, Guava and Greenberry.
Then I done some Ice-Cream cone nail art. The nail varnishes I used to create this look we Palm Springs, Make Up and Raccoon from American Apparel, Zoya’s Snow White and Lemon Ice-cream, Strawberry Ice-cream, Berry Ice-cream, Mint Green, Blue Moon from Barry M.
My next random pick was China Glaze’s Orange You Hot? and I used this in this Sunset Palm Tree Nail Art look I created. I used Zoya’s Snow White for base, China Glaze’s Splish Splash, Pool Party, Surfin’ For Boys and Orange You Hot? for gradient and A-England’s Camelot for trees. This is possibly the favourite nail art look I have ever done and that’s saying something. But this was so pretty and really nice and summery.
Next up was more nail art, this time I wore this Cactus Nail Art look. Click here to see how I created this look.
My next pick was Zoya’s Manhattan Mixer and I layered this over Zoya’s Jacqueline. This looked quiet pretty, but the drier time took forever. And when I woke up the next morning I had imprints in my nails, despite giving them a few hours to dry the previous evening. So needless to say I did not wear this look for very long.
The next nail varnish to be randomly chose was China Glaze’s I Herd That. This is from the same collection as I’m Not lion which was choose earlier in the month and it is the same fine milled glitter. I was this over Butter London’s Teddy Girl. I’m not sure what made we try out this colour combination, and I’m not entirely sure what I think of it!
More nail art next. This time I wore this Galaxy Nail Art look. The nail varnishes I used to create this look were A-England’s Camelot, Barry M’s Navy, Barry M’s Lemon Ice-cream, Barry M’s Flamingo Pink, Zoya’s Snow White, Butter London’s Frilly Knickers and New York Color Expert Last’s Lights-Camera-Glitter.
And again more nail art for my next look. I created this Lime and Lemon Nail Art look while watching the TV eagerly to see if the Duchess of Cambridge had gave birth to her baby. The colours I used to create this look were 17 Lasting Fix’s Mellow Yellow, Avon Nailwear Pro+’s Divine Lime, Zoya’s Snow White, New York Color In A Minute’s Lexington Yellow and New York Color In A Minute’s High Line Green.
My next pick was H&M’s Pear Icecream. I had just reached my first ever package from Harlow and Co when I was painting my nails and I was desperate to use one of my new nail varnishes so I created an accent nail with Lac Attack’s Holidays in Hogsmeade.
The next pick was Essie’s Huckle Buckle. I remembered that this nail varnish is quite sheer, so I decided to layer it over A-England’s Guinevere.
Then the name of our future king was announced and I wore this Royal Baby nail art look. Click here to see how I created this look.
My next pick was OPI’s Casino Royale and I created an accent nail with OPI’s You Glitter Be Good To Me, a combination I have worn before and loved.
Next was more nail art and I created this Sunset Over The Ocean Nail Art look. And I so totally can’t remember the nail varnishes I used. It looks really pretty though!
And the final nail varnish I chose was a Makeup Academy varnish in Shade 15. I’ve had this nail varnish for years and I wasn’t really a big fan when I put it on, so I layered OPI’s Minnie Style over it.