22 February 2015

Shades of Grey skittlette

Hi everyone!

A quick post today as I can't wait to get back to bed. Almost the entire country has had the flu so finally I managed to get it as well... oh well, some a lot of TLC from my husband and the complete series of House M.D. will help me get through this ;)

Today's manicure fits the current weather perfectly: gray and rainy :)
indoors, no flash
I used three coats of Illamasqua Raindrops on my thumb, middle and ring finger. Raindrops is a gorgeous light gray jelly polish with small silvery flakies in it that lay absolutely flat so it has a smooth finish. It looks just like raindrops on a window, which apparently is the inspiration for the blogger who thought up this polish in collaboration with Illamasqua.

I painted my index and pinky with two coats of OPI Dark Side of the Mood. In the picture it looks black but in real life it is a beautiful super dark gray that has a hint of silver shimmer. It has a runny formula but I read it could be used for stamping so I stamped chevrons on my middle finger with Dark Side of the Mood and Born Pretty plate BP-L006 and finished all nails with a coat of Seche Vite.

Illamasqua Raindrops, OPI Dark Side of the Mood

When I was thinking about this manicure, I wanted to try vinyls for the chevrons but sneezing and carefully placing something on my nails don't go together so I opted for stamping. I'm glad I did, because I like the translucent stamping and using nail vinyls it would have become way darker.

This manicure also qualifies for the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge, week 2: Shades of Grey. I could also say it matches my outfit as I'm wearing gray sweat pants, a faded t-shirt that used to be black and a dark gray fleece vest but I'll spare you the sight of my bleary eyes and red nose, so no pictures of my very comfortable but highly unflattering look ;)

The other manicures for the challenge can be seen through this link: InLinkz Link-up for the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge.

I'm off to watch another episode... achoo!


  1. Very cool! I love grey polish. ^_^ Really need to get my hands on Raindrops! *HUGS* Hope you feel better soon!!

    1. Raindrops is expensive but it's definitely worth it! I think it's the most beautiful grey I have :)
      Thanks, feeling a lot better now *hugs*


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