In case you weren’t already aware (how could you not be), it was the Being Human Series 3 finale last night. Words cannot describe my love for Being Human. Anyway. In honour of the occasion I did a little bit of nail art with my new favourite blue, Nails Inc. Chandos Place. This polish was one of the ones I received in the lucky dip and I must say I was very lucky! This is a very close match for Barry M’s Navy, although perhaps a tad lighter. I will do a comparison soon.
My nail art tip. Now I’m sure that I am by no means the first person to come across this trick but so far I haven’t spotted it on any blogs, otherwise I would be giving credit. So apologies to anyone who may have come across this/invented it, I promise this was just a compromise of my own making! For the full moon you see on my ring finger I was totally stuck as to how to make a perfect circle on the nail, since I suffer from shakey hands. I was umm-ing and ahh-ing until I came up with my initial solution. Cotton buds! However I then remembered that cotton buds are lint-hoarders and I didn’t fancy furry nails. My Barry M 3-in-1 Base Coat, Top Coat and Nail Hardener has been on a hiatus as it became very gloopy with less than a quarter of it left in the bottle. I would suggest using an old base coat/top coat/clear polish as it will become lint-tastic after this trick. Also make sure it’s clear to avoid ruining the colour of your circle. here are your instructions!
1. Dip the cotton bud into the base coat/top coat/clear polish and immerse it in the polish.
2. Remove the cotton bud, trying not to keep too much polish on the cotton bud so as to minimise the dry time.
3. When the polish on the cotton bud becomes tacky, gently mould the end of the bud into a circle.
4. Let the bud dry fully.
5. Once the bud is dry, apply a small amount (a small blob!) of the polish colour you desire for the circle to a piece of paper, and dip the end of the bud into it.
6. Ensuring your base colour is totally dry, apply the coloured cotton bud-end to the nail, and do not squish it around or you will ruin the circle!
7. Likelihood is, you’ll get quite a weak colour with this first application. You have a choice – either fill in the centre using the circle as your margin, or apply repeatedly when the circle is dry to build up the colour.
Sorry for the obvious tip but if it helps just one person then I’m happy.
Nails Inc Chandos Place is a lovely lovely lovely colour. I’m guessing as it was in the lucky dip and is discontinued it’s old stock, which may explain its slightly thick consistency. However this dries beautifully and lasts forever, even without a top coat. I’ve already used up about a 5th of it I love it that much! I’m aware that Chandos Place is/has been recently available on eBay.
The piccies were drawn freehand using Rio Nail Art pens, which I love!
Sorry for the Being Human post but I am well and truly OBSESSED! with it. I mean really, really obsessed.
Anyways, hope you are all well 🙂
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.