Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My Favourite Things: Favourite Colour

Good morning :)  Today is the first day in the My Favourite Things nail art challenge hosted by Kelly over at Ooh La La Polish!

The first challenge is favourite colour.  Considering how many things I own that are purple, I only actually have one purple nail polish (I'll have two when my Jessica Ruffled Bottoms arrives!).  I struggled a bit thinking of what to do other than just paint my nails purple.  I think purple's quite a luxurious colour, and it reminds me of royalty, so I went with a royalty inspired manicure.


I used OPI Grape...Set...Match and Barry M Gold Foil.  The crown and heart are decals that I made myself.  I saw this technique here a little while ago.  If you haven't tried this, basically you paint your design on to a sheet of plastic or parchment paper , and then you can peel it off and stick it on to your nail with some top coat.  However...I have these (I like to think brief and rare) moments of stupidity, so I decided cling film would do the job just as well.  It didn't.  There was no way that polish was coming off that cling film.  So I ended up cutting the designs out and sticking them on cling film and all.  Oh well...I still quite like the idea and I might give it ago again, minus the cling film.

Here's what's to come in the challenge:


My next post will be on Thursday, although at the moment I'm really struggling to pick one nail polish that's my favourite!  I don't want to hurt all the others' feelings...

And here you can have a look at all the other lovely ladies manicures for this first challenge :)


13 comments:

  1. I think I need to purchase this purple! xo

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    1. It is very pretty. But then, in my eyes, OPI can do no wrong.

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  2. I love your designs! I have to try that sometime. It looks like nail decals you can buy!

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    1. Yeah I figured it'd be easier to be able to cut out my little heart rather than have to stay in the lines when I was painting on the union flag pattern. You should give it a go, just remember - no cling film!

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  3. How funny! I picked the same purple polish for my favorite color! I love your designs, they're fabulous.

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    1. And we have the same background for our blogs - we obviously both have fantastic taste :D

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  4. I love this color. Sorry you had trouble with your decals, good salvaging though!

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  5. Woohoo, I am glad you are starting another challenge. How many will that make it for you?

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    1. I don't know...and I've just said I'll do another one lol. I don't know where I think I'm going to get the time from when I start my new job, but I enjoy doing them :)

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  6. I've had Grape Set Match on my wish list for a little while now. This makes me want it even more! I've also tried to do diy decals, never on saran wrap though...at least now I know not to try it! ;)Great mani!

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    1. Haha at least my error can help others!

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