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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Nails | Half Moon


After having a rummage through the forgotten depths of my nail varnish collection I surfaced with OPI 'My Private Jet'. I got this little beauty when I was in America nearly two years ago now. I think the formulation of OPI polished are brilliant but I often overlook this one because its brown and doesn't look much in the bottle.

On the nails it is much more interesting, a shimmery browny/silver with tiny flecks of holographic glitter. Sounds like a right mouthful but really it is something special. To bring out the silver aspect of the polish I decided to try out doing half moons around the cuticle area of the nail. For this I used Orly 'Dazzle'. I picked this up in a random set in T.K Maxx and had pretty much forgotten about it. As silvers go its nothing special but not bad either.

Before doing these nails I had never attempted doing little semi circles free hand before. And I don't think I will be trying it again in the near future. It was SO blooming fiddly trying to make them even  or remotley symmetrical. Next time I will definitely use a guide or some stickers to achieve the effect.
But I will certainly try this out in with some more colour combinations. To me it feels a bit more sophisticated and grown up than some of the other designs I've done. Or maybe its just my love for 'My Private Jet'!

Tania
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8 comments:

  1. your nails look amazing! I am probably too clumsy to get the semi-circle right, but it looks so good, I think I might have to try it anyway aha:) xx

    Mattie xx

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    1. I found it so hard! I wish you the best of luck with it! ha! thanks my dear :)

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  2. Your nails look so pretty no way could I do that free hand. I might try this sometime as I only ever seem to have my nails painted in My Priate Jet!

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    1. Definitely give it ago. I found it so tricky! I think its sort of subtle but still eye catching :)

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  3. this is such a lovely nail at technique - very classic and not too distracting! i would deffo have to use stickers to guide me though!

    my private jet is such a nice colour, hardly looks brown - strange.

    x

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    1. I have definitely re discovered my love for the colour. I will never dismiss is as being brown again! :)

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  4. Hi,

    I know this isn't really related to this specific post but where do you buy all your rings from? I hate having green marks from fake-silver rings but have no idea where to find unique looking sterling ones like yours. Thanks! I love your blog and youtube btw! x

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    1. Thanks my dear and thats alright! I have gotten them from all over and over quite a long period of time. I have a lot from Accessorize and also from street sellers but my mum gave me about 5 which kind of started me off. Just keep an eye out and don't overlook charity r vintage/antique shops as they can have some gems :)

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