Saturday, 16 July 2016

NOTD: Bright Butterflies

Me and my nails have been an ongoing saga for the past week and a half.  I've liked what I've done with them but I'm turning into some sort of Goldilocks "ooooo they're not Oxblood" "Oxblood is too dark I need something summery" and now the hilarious thing is I've changed them to something bright and season appropriate and it's done nothing but rain to the point where as I haven't been able to take my nail photos outside like I've been doing recently #irony

I wanted to pick two bold shades to go with so I chose CND Shellac in Pink Bikini and Cerulean Sea along with Black Pool, lilac and silver foil, Lecenté Iridescent Glitter in Golden White and their S1 brush.

I applied Pink Bikini to my thumb, index finger and little finger.  I did contemplate doing something with these nails but then I reasoned that I wanted the blue nails to stand out.

liverpoollashes liverpool lashes shellac pink bikini cerulean sea cnd shellac butterfly nail art bright butterflies

Now I'll confess, the blue nails weren't exactly the effect I was going for as the foil just didn't stand out as much as I wanted.  I cured two layers of Cerulean Sea, crunched up a piece of lilac and a piece of silver foil and then patted it into the areas that I knew the butterfly was going to be in.  This was worth doing for when you look up close but I would pick something bolder if I did it again.  Anyway, I mixed a glitter paste of Lecenté glitter in golden white and Clearly Pink  and draw the wings of the butterfly.  Once that was cured I used the Lecenté S1 brush to paint the detail in black and their D1 brush for tiny detail on the edge of the wings.

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