The Nail Wheel of Fortune
This month I made my Nail Wheel of Fortune a little different. All my swatches correspond to a spreadsheet and every swatch has it’s own number. Since summer now seems to be drawing towards it’s end here in northern England, I decided that I wanted to wear more neon colours and more glitters. So I used random.org to pick a number, and the first glitter or neon varnish under that number on my list is the one I wore.
And so this post is super late in going up, but one of my best friends came across from America for a visit and we went to Edinburgh, so I’ve been busy having fun!
So the first glitter randomly chosen was Lac Attack’s Muggles. I was originally going to layer this over E.l.f’s Lilac, but when I went to get that varnish E.l.f’s Mint Cream caught my eye and that is what I ended up using as my base colour.
Next I had to paint my nails in a hurry and didn’t have time to pick randomly. So I grabbed the first fast dry nail varnish I came to and that was Collection 2000 Hot Looks’ Hip Hop. I half justified this in that it is a bright colour, although not exactly neon.
Next I created this Neon Stripes nail art look, based on this Jaunty Juli YouTube video. I can’t remember the exact nail varnishes I used to create this look though.
Once again I needed to paint my nails in a hurry and they needed it be something quite smart, so I grabbed one of my favourite A-England nail varnishes, Tristam.
My next pick was Deborah Lippmann’s Across The Universe. I knew this nail varnish was quite sheer so I layered it over Wet n Wild Megalast’s I Need A Refresh-Mint.
Next up was Illamasqua’s Speckle, which is currently one of my favourite nail varnishes, so I was very glad when this was selected.
And then the next glitter was from an indie brand. This is Call Me Maybe from LAV Lacquer. The glitter was a little difficult to get out of the bottle at times, but I really love this nail varnish!
The next pick was Ozotic’s 534. I decided that this could kind of class as a glittery shimmery varnish so it was included.
Next was Barry M’s Dolly Mixture and I wore this over Essie’s Navigate Her. I think this would be really nice in the spring, the colours just remind me of the season and it looked so pretty and delicate.
And then finally a neon! It was Essie’s Camera and I wore this over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White.
The next pick was Nails Inc’s Cornwall. I pondered for the longest time about what to layer this glitter over and in the end I went with China Glaze’s For Audrey. I wasn’t really sure if it would work but I really liked how it turned out.
Then I attempted another water marble with Topshop’s Worlds End, Topshop’s Marine Scene, Butter London’s Teddy Girl and OPI’s If You Moust You Moust. I wasn’t amazingly taken with how this turned out.
Next was Illamasqua’s Omen. I decided that it was shimmery enough to class as a glitter.
Then I created this Cherries and Polka Dots Nail Art look. The nail varnishes I used were Butter London’s Teddy Girl, OPI’s Red Hot Ayers Rock, Illamasqua’s Elope and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White.
Then I created this green and blue water marble with some of my Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail varnishes.
My next pick was Topshop’s Moonstone and I created an accent nail with Sonnetarium’s with Strawberry Smoothie.
Then I layered Lush Lacquer’s I Lost My Marbles over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White. I am totally in love with this nail varnish! So, so beautiful! Lush Lacquer are now known as Polish Me Silly.
Then I created this Balloon Nail Art look using Zoya’s Blu, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White, A-England’s Camelot, New York Color In A Minute’s Lexington Yellow, New York Color In A Minute’s Water Street Blue, OPI’s Red Hot Ayers Rock and Illamasqua’s Elope.
And then I attempted my first ever Jelly Sandwich manicure using China Glaze’s Ride the Waves and Nails Inc’s Fitzroy Square. The photo was took after I’d worn this manicure for almost a week, so there is so visible chip wear. I will be creating some more Jelly Sandwiches, I loved how this looked on my nails.
And this marks one year of Nails of the Months posts – crazy!!!