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 :)