Gallery

  • Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure


Monday, 4 November 2013

Pink Spotted Scrunch - Nail Art with Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday
Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday


A Pink Spotted Scrunch, according to Roald Dahl, is a venomous creature that can eat a person in one bite. I had this idea for a wildly exotic pink spotted mani during a Roald Dahl themed art lesson with a bunch of nine year olds a couple of weeks ago. OK, it turned out more like an exotic nudibranch (Ceratosoma amoena, photo credit Doug Anderson - more pictures here of the little darling) than an evil maneater, but I love it all the same.


Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday
Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday


Not too much to say about the technique, I applied one coat of Bourjois Sunny Sunday, then added the sponge gradient with Sunny Sunday and The Pink One. I reversed the gradient on one nail of each hand for a bit of extra interest. Pink dots (large) on the yellow areas of the mani and small yellow dots on the pink areas. I chose these shades because they are the densest, most pigment rich yellow and pink in my whole collection, so I knew they would work well for both gradient and dots. The Pink One has the extra advantage of a super blue shimmer, which blends wonderfully in the gradient and adds a great highlight to the big pink dots.

Lots of pictures at various angles follow!

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday


Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday
Pretty Serious The Pink One and Bourjois Sunny Sunday

The icing on the cake with this mani is that just after I'd finished it, I noticed that new UK Indie brand Quirk had a nail art contest for a pink mani........... I entered a picture of this mani and won the contest! My prize is an exclusive Quirk polish - I'll be showing pictures of it as soon as it arrives.

Pretty Serious The Pink One is a tremendous pink - one of my absolute favourites. Here are my swatches of it alone  (when my nails were much longer), with contrasting (green and yellow) glitter and used in a water marble - yes, it's opaque enough to hold up to watermarbling over a dark base. I purchased my bottle of The Pink One from Sally Magpies earlier this year - I believe the colour is still current but very popular so it sells out quickly. I purchased Bourjois Sunny Sunday earlier this year from Boots - if you like yellows but hate the fact that most of them are streaky and difficult to apply then this one is well worth looking at.

14 comments:

  1. I really love these! I am so going to try them :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! They're great fun to wear! I'll look out for your version

      Delete
  2. Congrats on the winning!! I really love this manicure!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yay! Lovely nail art! I need that pink!

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG that mani is stunning! The pink is amazing and the gradient is perfect!! Congrats on winning, it is definitely a gorgeous mani that deserves to win something!! I can't get over how awesome it looks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is really pretty! So bright and festive!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    What did you use to create the large pink dots?

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is so fun and cheerful! love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. ah! there is so much greatness in this! love it all!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is so cool! I love the combination of yellow, pink, and dots! It's so bright and summery :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have nominated you the The Versatile Blogger Award, check it out here :) http://bitenomore.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/the-versatile-blogger-award.html
    Tracey x

    ReplyDelete
  11. This's really amazing! Great idea:) I love it:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is beautiful, so fun and bright!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have the most unique way of photographing nails I've ever seen! I love how you pick these odd angles that combined with the extreme closeup's make for some startling images of your gorgeous nails and polishes! I would hang a lot of these photo's on my wall as art. Just amazing!

    ReplyDelete