02 May 2016

Last manicure in April

Hi everyone,

this is a quick post for my current, soon to be retired manicure (and I'm totally lacking any kind of inspiration for a descriptive name, so Last manicure in April is the brilliant title I came up with ;)

indoors, no flash

My thumb, index and middle finger are painted with two coats of Zoya Caitlin, a lovely greyish purplish blue that was a dream to apply.

My first accent nail, my pinky, was covered three thin coats of KoH 184 Home, a coppery brown polish that contains orange-bronze-green shifting flakies and some sparse shimmer that I bought about a year ago from a local drugstore that went out of business (along with several flakied sisters ;)

The real work (if you can call it that) is my second accent. I started by painting one coat of Barry M Coconut on my ring finger. If I wanted to get that completely opaque I would have needed a second coat but it was the base for a gradient so one coat was sufficient. After that I made said gradient using Coconut and Caitlin and a piece of sponge. I stamped the gradient with an image from Pueen plate 46 and my go to black stamping polish, Hit The Bottle As Black As Night. Last but not least a dot with Home! close to my cuticle to pull the look together, a coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in and I was done.

The polishes I used:
Zoya Caitlin, Barry M Coconut, KoH 184 Home!, Hit The Bottle As Black As Night

I really like my nails like this. I love the colors together and that image is definitely going to get more use in the future. What do you think? Like it too? Or is there too little nail art and too many plain nails?

Zoya Caitlin was bought from NailPolish Fashion (closed)
Barry M Coconut was bought from Alice & Jo.
Hit The Bottle As Black As Night was bought from Hypnotic Polish.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! O_O That is so lovely! I thought that 'dot' was a rhinestone. :3 That stamp design is so elegant and looks even better over the gradient. *three thumbs up* (I borrowed a thumb lol)

    1. Thanks! I would have loved to use a rhinestone... if only I knew where to get my hands on colored ones :) *wonders who is walking around with one thumb now*

  2. I love it - that accent nail is gorgeous!


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