Tuesday, 29 December 2015

I'm (Not) A Rockstar

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Before I start I'm going to put it out there that I feel this one was a bit of a nail fail. It just didn't come together quite as I'd hoped, sometimes what it looks like in your head just doesn't transition well onto your nails. I wanted to share anyway as the polish is pretty and the design would be ok with better execution.

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My biggest bugbear is the accent nail. Why are the chevrons not straight? It doesn't make sense, I used vinyls, evenly spaced. It must be something to do with the curvature of my nail but when I peeled away the stencils the chevrons appeared fatter in the middle, towards the point, and thinner at each edge. Grr! The polish was much thinner than I remember which meant I had to layer up a bit, never good for stenciling. Ideally you want a thin polish with excellent colour density/coverage so you only need one thin coat before you can whip of the stencils really quickly. A glitter topper, however pretty, does not match that description!

The glitter polish is Rockstar* by Barry M and I love it. I saw a post on their social media (I can't remember which outlet) reminding their fans to use the Glitterati polishes this party season and I knew I had to dig this one out. It looks like space! A black base with holographic glitter pieces, amazing, Over a white base I realised how little colour density there is so I would advise using this over a grey or black base if you're painting your whole nail. Otherwise you'll have to do at least three coats and it will never dry!
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I do like the combination of Rockstar* and the white (Barry M - Matt White) it really makes the glitter polish pop. I'm not a huge fan of dark nails so combining the dark shade with a white base makes it much more wearable for me. The simple nails turned out pretty well, maybe next time I should just ditch the accent!

Love,
Jo x
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  1. I love it your Mani looks great love the glitter effect of the polish too :0)

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