Sunday, 16 February 2014

FingerFood's Theme Week - Abstract

Polishes used: OPI Alpine Snow, Sinful Colors striper, Rimmel Sunshine, Orly Monroe's Red and Orly Shockwave.
I was really anticipating this week's theme. I had just the idea for the set of abstract nails, I just wasn't sure if I had the skills. I'd never used a striper before, so I had a bit of trial run on some swatching sticks. In the end, after a lot of careful taping, striping and some colourful language, they are not nearly as neat as I had envisioned - but I'm rocking them nonetheless. I present to you my Mondrian nails:

Mondrian inspired abstract nails.
My right hand is a simple skittle of the basic colours I used in my left hand. I'd not want to repeat this process with my non-dominant hand! This challenge was rally fun, and again, it made me learn quite a bit about new techniques.

Additionally, we had a sunny day here in Scotland today, and I found out that two polishes I believed to be crèmes were in fact gorgeous hidden shimmers. I honestly never looked at them in sunlight before.

Polishes I used:
  • OPI Alpine Snow - white crème polish, opaque in three coats. A bit of a pain to apply, but at least it dries fast .
  • Sinful Colors Time Off - a black striper I nabbed from Poundland. The polish is very opaque, and the brush is long, thin and flexible. Then again, I never used any other stripers before, so I don't have much to compare it with.
  • Rimmel Sunshine - a medium yellow hidden shimmer. Fairly sheer and streaky in application, it would take four coats to be opaque on its own, but was good for this mani with one thick coat over white.
  • Orly Monroe's Red - a cool leaning bright red with a hidden red shimmer. Great application, and full opacity in three thin coats, but I used two thicker ones on my right hand. Over white, it's bright and uniform in one coat.
  • Orly Shockwave - a warm-leaning navy blue crème, one of my favourite blues in my collection. On it's own opaque in two easy coats.
Thanks for looking!


  1. this screams SUMMER. lovely design ! just followed u on your social sites !

  2. I love Mondrian and these nails are spot on! I had exactly the same experience with Rimmel Sunshine too - its such a great nail art yellow over white but a bit of a pain to deal with on its own... :)


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