Sunday, 26 January 2014

My Work: Two Toned Purple & Silver Shellac Over Acrylics

It's a long standing joke with certain people that come to me to get their nails done that I will show them my latest supplies and fun bits and pieces.  This then means that they walk away with something that's nothing like the idea they came in with. 

Rachael came to me before Christmas asking for purple and silver nails.  It was then that I promptly showed her the tiny gold snowflakes that had just arrived and just like that her mind was changed.  There is a photo of those on this blog, to see it just look at the 'my work' label.  She still said that she would definitely have the purple and silver next time so here they are.


I used a silver glitter acrylic mix for the ring fingers as a background, then took some silver holographic diamond shapes and pushed them into clear acrylic.  The purple is Shellac Purple Purple with a layer of Hot Chillis on top giving this gorgeous two tone effect.

Rachael loves them and she got the colour combination she was after.  I love the diamond shapes, whenever I get the opportunity to buy them I do in as many colours as I can because they just make things a little different and I love how they catch the lights.

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  1. Hey Karen ,
    I'm from Liverpool too , love this post, and the nails come and do mine for me haha

    Alexandra Elizabeth

  2. Gorgeous nails! Love the effects and colours. You have talent girl. New follower!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan


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