I'm trying to participate in the ABC Nail Art challenge every week and even though I'm a day late, here's my manicure for the letter J! It is inspired by Japanese-style nail art and I've also used a Japanese gel - Bella Forma (now re-branded to VETRO I think). I wore this gel manicure for two weeks while I went on my New York holiday and to the Scratch Stars Awards and it hold brilliantly!
Bella Forma JAPAN Base Clear PRO
Bella Forma JAPAN Top Clear
Bella Forma JAPAN 23 Mat white
Bella Forma JAPAN 211 Almond beige
Bella Forma JAPAN 141 Enamel shock
Bella Forma JAPAN 21 Tsubaki
IBD Gel Bonder
UberChic Magic Dust Egyptian Sunset
Gel brushes (use LUHH10 for 10% OFF)
I've combined plain nails with pink shimmer using UberChic Magic Dust and gold triangle studs and accent nails with nail art. The Magic Dust was really fine powder (it got everywhere!) that was easy to work with - I just burnished it into the sticky layer after I cured the gel. The nail art is kind of like a dry brush except I've done it with uncured gel so that the colours would blend a little. Then I added white lines and couple of dots. over the pattern.
I really enjoyed wearing this manicure and it was such a change to have rounded nails like this. Looking back at the photos - I'm actually really liking the round nails. right now I have them filed into a point, an almond shape but I'm not that 100% sure about it. Damn, this is hard decision :D :D What do you guys think?
The rings are from Born Pretty Store, necklace from Primark. Don't forget to check out the other manicures from ladies who participate in this challenge and have a lovely day!