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Long Time No Post... - Imagination In Colour

Long Time No Post…

So, having finished all my January A level exams, not to mention undertaking a gruelling (not really) university interview, I have allowed myself a week to relax. In this week I fully intended to blog a lot more, but my lazy self quite clearly has not. With four nights of relaxation left perhaps I can catch up. 🙂 
On the very day of my last two exams, having been totally stressed out about them, when I’d finished Andy and I  hit the town for some retail therapy, or should I say nail polish purchasing. 🙂 I ended up buying 6 nail polishes… more about that later (oh and I went back again today – oops!)
Firstly I’d like to show you my Tron nails, inspired by this video by KlairedlysArt. I wore these on Friday 21st January so apologies for the lateness… I’d been lazy (again) and had already been using the base colour the day before. And (worse) I’d worn another nail polish the day previously to that and painted over them! Oh dear… so I ended up with about 5-6 coats, whoopsie. Anyways, here are the pictures: 

Left hand: I used one rhinestone on the thumb and gave up, it somehow looked too bulky with all my tiny dots 🙂
Right hand.

For this I used a base of Max Factor Nailfinity in 882 Angel Nails. I love this colour, it’s a really stunning pink-toned silver foil. It doesn’t even show brush strokes! I think I bought this for £5.99 in Superdrug, but it’s around in Boots and Tesco and probably many other stores for the same price. I believe Boots are doing 3 for 2 currently on selected Max Factor products, including the Nailfinity range (irritating – I would have waited!). I am still lusting after their colour “Midnight Plum”, which was swatched in Boots but sold out. I haven’t found it anywhere! 🙁 I will do a swatch of Angel Nails in the near future.
Max Factor also do much smaller bottles (Max Colour Effects)  in some lovely colours but something in me just can’t justify spending £3.99 on 4.5ml when Nailfinity is 10ml! Money stealers 🙁

Anyways, before I start rambling off on that tangent any more, I also used 8 Rio Nail Art Pens. These were in blue, red, yellow, silver, metallic pink, green and white (for the dots), and for the black lines I used the black pen. These were given to me ever so kindly by Andy’s family for Christmas, I was so happy to receive them as I love anything arty and it has merely spurred on my nail obsession. These really are good, I find them easy to control and the pen part doesn’t let too much polish out at once. They dry super fast, and they even provide you with a pin to unstick each pen if it gets dried up at the tip! Love these.

So what I did was I just drew the lines in black as neatly as possible (I came a bit of a cropper when it came to doing my right – dominant – hand!). Next, I just did the coloured dots very much in a random order until it looked right.

Ever since I first saw KlairedelysArt’s tutorial for this I was desperate to do it, so I used it as a relaxing few minutes from my revision for each nail. I found her tutorial by searching ‘Tron makeup’ in YouTube. This was because Andy and I went to see it in the Christmas holidays and I fell in love with the film, I think I enjoyed it even more than he did!

I really enjoyed wearing this, it made me feel very colourful and happy every time I looked at my nails.

More blog posts coming up as I have muchos muchos to talk about and many more pics 🙂 

Emma xx

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.