Before I get stuck in to some new nail art (despite my nubby nub nubs), I thought I'd better catch you up with a mani I shared on social media just before the ol' birthday. I was searching through pictures of my birth stone, aquamarine and came across a few random images of the lovely turquoise! I literally went straight to the nail room and created this...
I started with two coats of Models Own Asscher Blue as my base followed up with sponging on some Adirondack alcohol ink in Pool (on sale in Hobbycraft at the moment) and giving a quick mist of hairspray to fix. I then sponged on some of the black spots and hints of gold using Barry M polishes. I finished by dipping a striper brush in the black polish to drag across the nails randomly creating 'veins' and topcoating with Barry M 3in1.
I really liked this sort of abstract take on turquoise and I think the beautiful shimmery blue of the Diamond Luxe polish made for a perfect base?! I'm lusting after this nail length again, unfortunately I broke two nails right down to the quick over the Easter break (hence the nubby nub nubs)... Is it just me or does it take a few days to acclimatise to being able to feel things with the tips of your fingers again? Eeeeeurgh!
Loreal: Elnett Satin. Models Own: Asscher Blue. Barry M: Black, Gold Foil, 3in1. Adirondack Alcohol Ink: Pool. Striper Brush (Ebay).
Me and my nubs will be back on Wednesday with the Pick 'N' Mix Challenge after enjoying some more of this warm spring sunshine tomorrow!