So I’ve decided while my short nails are useless for swatching, they are still good for nail art so lots of stamping coming up until my new nubs grow out. I had a big clean up of all the polishes that had accumulated on my coffee table today and along the way a few polishes jumped back out that I thought could work well for a skittles manicure (it’s no wonder that my coffee table always seems to have polish sitting around on it, I’m not sure I ever manage to put them all away). I went with a purple and grey theme which meant I got to use a couple of new polishes – OPI Do You Lilac It? and My Boyfriend Scales Walls (I caved and got this at my local nail supply store on the weekend after everyone raving that it’s the perfect off white). The other polishes I used were China Glaze Recycle, Grape Pop and Sweet Hook and Konad Special White Polish.
This all stemmed from the design on my ring finger – I’ve been dying to use the heart pattern on BundleMonster plate BM-317 and I thought it would look great over Do You Lilac It? so from there I just ran with the love and romance theme for this skittle manicure. This would be great for Valentine’s day or an anniversary but romance doesn’t run high priority in my house so no point in hanging on to this design for a special occasion!
Thumb: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, stamped with a rose design from BundleMonster Plate BM-323 using China Glaze Grape Pop
Pointer: China Glaze Recycle with gradient dots in China Glaze Grape Pop, OPI Do You Lilac It? and China Glaze Sweet Hook
Middle: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, stamped with a text design from BundleMonster Plate BM-311 using China Glaze Grape Pop
Ring: OPI Do You Lilac It?, stamped with a heart design from BundleMonster Plate BM-317 using Konad Special White Polish
Pinky: China Glaze Recycle, stamped with a line design from MASH plate 46 using Konad Special White Polish
I love how this all came out, ironically at the end of it all, the ring finger was my least favourite nail! I like the look of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls together with stamping in Grape Pop so my thumb and middle nails are probably my favourites, closely followed by the gradient dots (which are so easy to do – Bregje at Oooh Shinies did an amazing pink manicure like this the other day and I instantly fell in love. I think we will be seeing a lot more of this on blogs in the near future. I did my toes to co-ordinate with this manicure and did gradient dots on my big toes too).
I also wanted to say thank you to all my readers who have wished my a speedy recovery from having my wisdom teeth removed. Still in a bit of pain and still off work at the moment but I’m so happy that I’m back on solid food. So thankful wisdom teeth can only come out once! Hoping to be back at work in the next couple of days as I’m climbing the walls at home and I know for a fact that I have nail mail waiting on my desk at work!