You won’t see many posts about nails or nail polish here on my blog mainly because I’m not into nail polish. I’m also a klutz and my attempts at painting my nails always end up in disaster. If I can do the left hand, the right will be messed up and vice versa.
However I’d been inspired to try some form of nail art after reading the nail art afficionados – Nikki and PrettyBeautiful so I took the plunge. My nail polishes are by Bloop de Paris – an inexpensive brand you can pick up from some Watson’s pharmacy, Bloop’s counter in Sunway Pyramid or even at the KLIA.
The 2 shades I have are a lurid cream pink (H2C8) and a shimmer-glitter gold (H558). I have actually worn the gold shimmer by itself – its fool proof and gives nails a very festive look – perfect for the coming year end festivities perhaps? The polishes dry quite quickly and were quite long lasting – they didn’t fade or chip for about a week except for when I chipped it prying a stapler out of a document :P Yes I abuse my poor nails.
I did something very simple I’d like to call Golden Tips O’Glory – which is pretty much self-explanatory.
Here’s how I did it:-
- Paint the pink nail polish all over the nail – do 2 coats and let it dry.
- Paint the gold shimmer glitter polish on the tips of the nails only. Let it dry. Not to worry if its not straight – you aren’t doing a french manicure.
- Erm… thats it! :P
Whilst fun, I don’t quite forsee me doing this again in a hurry. I am impatient that way. Besides I chipped my nails not too long after – typical! Sigh…
The band of gold is rather wide because the brush is rather wide. I think it looks better this way too. The nice thing about using the golden shimmer polish on the tips is that you can easily touch up when it chips or when the polish fades around the tips. Mistakes are less noticable this way, and its a pretty decent way to cover up chipped polish! Just freshen it up as a form of nail art! ;)
Bloop de Paris nail polishes retail for RM9.90 each and I’ve seen them go on sale often. They come in a whole rainbow of colours in various textures too.
I’ve no illusions about my virgin nail art attempt looking wonderful so go on then. Tell me if it works or even if it doesn’t or what I could do better :)