Hello lacquered lovers! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend =) Mine has been pretty good…spent the day yesterday with three of my best friends, and today we are celebrating my father-in-law’s birthday. On Friday, my husband and I went out for a little date, so I wanted to do some special nails to match my outfit (skinny jeans and a gray v-neck from the gap…I’m a low key girl!! haha). This design is one of Sophie’s from My Awesome Beauty! She has done these arrows with different color combination that are stunning…you must check her blog out! In addition to great nails, she shares other beauty products, including her amazing pink ombre hair (I’m obsessed with the idea), and behind the scenes on beauty shoots she does…because she is a pro photographer! I love her blog…read it everyday!
So, my rendition of Sophie’s arrow nails! I used two coats of Essie Power Clutch (from Essie’s Fall 2011 collection)…this is my go to dark gray polish. Once it was dry, I applied striping tape to my nails in the desired design, painted on a nice coat of Essie No More Film (from their new Resort 2012 collection) and quickly and carefully removed the tape. Cult Nails Wicked Fast finished it off.
I love the subtle effect the arrows give. In the bottle, No More Film looked a bit more purple to me, but it definitely came out as more of a navy blue. I need to swatch it on its own…maybe it won’t be as dark if it’s not over Power Clutch.
I love the arrow tips, and I’m sure I will try them again with different colors! As I say with many of the designs I try out…the possibilities are endless! Do you like this subtle look? Which colors would you try it with? Thanks for reading today, and don’t forget to check out My Awesome Beauty!! <3