Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A-England's Ascalon with hexagon nail studs armour

A while back, I bought a packet of silver hexagonal nail studs from Born Pretty Store with the intention of doing a full-nail armour look.

I painted my nails with A-England's Ascalon, a silver nail polish with a muted scattered holo effect and a distinct pink-green undertone which makes it quite warm toned. Formula was excellent, as I have found for all A-England polishes.

I then stuck the studs on the ring finger of each hand. I found that the best effect comes from starting at the side and working in a bit of a diagonal, making sure to always press each stud up hard against the edges of the other studs. Coverage was pretty good, with only a few awkward gaps - I did find that you can cut the studs to size for the gaps, but it's hard to get them to stay on the tips because it's such a high-impact area. It was fine on the side, though.

The studs are shiny, attention-grabbing, and the texture is lovely. I'd definitely recommend them!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Enchanted Polish's Presto Magic with gLORIous gold leaf

I've been having a lot of trouble with stamping recently, so I thought I'd rock some gold leaf nails for this manicure. Super blingy! I painted my nails with a base of Enchanted Polish's Presto Magic, which is a lovely dark blue holographic polish. You can't see the linear holo effect terribly well because the gold gets in the way, but it does add some extra sparkle to the look.