Playing around with nail polish has got to be one of a girls’ favourite pastimes. Bright, dull, matte, metallic, monotone or ombre – there’s a nail style for everyone. Recently, I’ve got on to the Beyoncé ombre nail bandwagon, mixing up colours and having fun with matching different shades.
This was my manicure last week:
My left hand was the direct opposite of this, with more red polish than silver. I am in love with this shade of OPI, ‘Got the Blues for Red’ (RRP $21). It’s a blue-toned red that goes on cherry (one coat) and ends up blood red (two coats). Interspersed with the limited edition Face of Australia Molten Metallics in ‘Titanium’ (RRP$4.95), it looks quite amazing. The Molten Metallics range is hit or miss, but ‘Titanium’ and ‘White Gold’ are definitely two to snap up before the collection is discontinued this month.
This week, I trialled some new polishes on the market…
I’m super excited to tell you about the new Vegan Nail Range, Active Energised Organic Skincare (AEOS)! Eleven jewel-coloured lacquers plus a 3-in-1 Treatment, plus white for the French-tip lovers. The purple in the photo is AEOS ‘St Germain’ (RRP$20) and went on like a dream. The pigment is very high and best of all, it doesn’t smell as chemically strong as regular nail polishes. I love it. I also used the 3-in-1 Treatment (RRP$20) as a base a top coat which was thin enough to protect, though not thin enough to smooth a (purposefully-left) rough nail as my OPI’s do. It did, however, cover the smudge I made with Australis’ Limited Edition ‘Here Today Gone Tomorrow’ (RRP$7.95, available for six months). You definitely need two coats of this deep green, but make it any more and it looks a bit like sludge. While good in theory, I think the best way to wear these colours would be a la Beyoncé with red all over, except for the ring finger, which would be deep forrest green. It would look amazing with gold rings. Yes.
Tell me, what’s your favourite nail polish colour combo?
*excuse the shoddy nail jobs. Don’t know why I chose to take photos of my right hand when I’m right handed.