Friday, 5 June 2015

Accidental Captain America

Aye aye, cap'n!
Accidentally made my nails look like Captain America, according to my twends, ha!

I started with two coats of Barry M's foil effect 'Silver', which I wasn't keen on on its' own, which is why I decided to do some quick nail art over the top.

The polish does however fit its name, it really does look like foil. It dries with a definite foil effect, looks mirrored and streaky which I didn't like. I've had this polish for quite some time, but i've hardly used it-it only generally comes out for nail art.

This is another mani that i've had in my vault for a while, hence the square nails again!
(Inside With Flash)
(Inside Without Flash)

One coat of Sally Hansen 'Insta-Grip Fast Dry Base Coat' - £1.50 from Fragrance Direct
- Two coats of Barry M Foil Effects 'Silver' - £3.99 from Boots
- Two coats of Barry M Silk Effects 'Poppy' and Two coats of Barry M Silk Effects 'Forest' - £3.99 each from Boots
- Lightning bolt nail stencils - $3 from Up Your Nail
- One coat of Glisten and Glow (HK Girl) 'Fast Drying a Super Shiny Clear Topcoat' - £6.55 from Rainbow Connection  

I then applied a lightning bolt nail vinyl across my nail, and then coated two coats of Barry M's Silk Effect 'Poppy' above the vinyl, and their Silk Effect 'Forest' below the vinyl, which resulted in my nails looking like Captain America's uniform - I didn't notice the connection, my friend pointed it out, lol. 

Both of the silk effects dry a lovely matte shade which need a matte topcoat for proper sealing, I however chose to coat them with a glossy topcoat as I was in a rush and needed them to dry faster. The shimmer left from the gloss is really nice. I do love the teal blue more than the raspberry pink, but they both have a lot nicer finishes than the previous polishes from the silk effects collection.

I didn't leave the polishes to dry long enough, which you can tell from the unneat lines after I peeled the vinyl off. Despite the mess I made, I still really liked the effectiveness of this mani!
(Inside With Flash)
(Inside Without Flash-Without Topcoat)
(Inside Without Flash-With Topcoat)
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