Oct 142012 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses


I follow a crazy amount of blogs, and a majority of those are nail blogs. Although I haven’t got the natural talent to create amazing free hand nail art, I do attempt tutorials some of my favorite bloggers have posted. A couple of weeks ago the idea of starting my own nail blog planted its seed, and so it started…………

Whilst checking my RSS feed last week I came across the nail polish wars sponging reptiles post, and thought WOW that looks like fun. As you can see mine hasn’t turned out as great as the lovely Nicole’s has, but as they say practice makes perfect. I do have to confess my 7 year old niece had to help me!! Shameful I know.

After using my base coat, I applied 2 coats of O.P.I’s I have a herring problem (I love the silver shimmer in the polish). I then attacked it with a shower puff, and then a sponge. Both new as lets face it that would be a tad gross if they were used. For the life of me i could NOT stretch out the net, and sponge on the polish. So i enlisted the help of my 7 year old niece. Even with two of us the pattern just wasn’t working for me. I don’t think it helped that the lighter blue didn’t create much of a contrast. In came No7’s Betty blues and saved the day, well slightly. We tackled the net differently, and voilà!! Although it hasn’t turned out amazing I think its alright for a first try.

The polishes I used were: a really old No7 2 in 1 base coat, O.P.I’s I have a herring problem, Avon nailwear pro’s vintage blue, No7’s stay perfect Betty blues, and between layers a coat of seche vite.


P.S. for months I had no idea what SV stood for when looking at blogs how embarrassing.

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