Hi, I hope that you had a good weekend?
Today I have a summery mani featuring metal silver daisies. Now I’m not entirely sure where I got these I’m afraid to say so can’t give you a link, but the polishes used are:
Pink – China Glaze ‘Diva Bridge’
Grey – Models Own ‘Lunar Grey’
The daisies are stuck on using Gem Tack which is my go to glue.
Today I have for you a gel polish alternative by new brand Itsy Nails London. Their gel effect polishes are a non-toxic (5 Free & cruelty free) formula which can last up to five days. The brand was started by makeup artist Diana Taguchi and entrepreneur Paul Pannu who wanted to create a brand which encourages self expression and creativity that doesn’t compromised quality or affordability.
I was sent three colours to try out:
Orange – ‘No Fear’
Lilac/Grey – ‘City Girl’
Yellow – ‘Mellow Yellow’
The formulation was very smooth and went on well, the yellow & grey/lilac covered in two coats and the orange in three. It was ultra glossy and didn’t really need a top coat but I used one for longevity more than anything.
To create this mani I decided to use all three colours together, I thought they looked quite contemporary. I wanted to do some reverse stamping on my ring finger using my new plate from Yourscosmetics called ‘Modern Geometry‘. I stamped onto my stamping mat using a white stamping polish and then filled in the triangles with the three colours using a tiny dotting tool. I then waited for this to dry and applied it to my ring finger.
The Itsy polishes retail at £5.99 each but are currently available on their website at 3 for £15 using the code: Autumn.
*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review
Dark pink – Nails Inc. ‘Bridle Lane’,
Grey – Leighton Denny ‘Zero gravity’
Pale Pink – Nails Inc. ‘Hamilton Mews’
& Glitter Topper – Nails Inc. ‘William IV Street’
Pearl & Crystal – Came free with Swarovski Crystal Pixie ‘Cute Mood’ embellishments
To create this look I applied two coats of all of the above polishes, added the glitter topper by dabbing the glitter on, then added a layer of Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat and set the crystal & pearl into it.