Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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The Cuteberry Nail Challenge day 4: Denim nails

Hello! Today I have day four of The Cuteberry Nail Challenge to show you. This day’s theme is your favourite textile or fabric. I took the easy way out with this one and did a simple cling wrap nail art where you apply a coat of polish to your nails, let dry (it doesn’t have to be fully dry), paint a second coat of nail polish over the top in a different colour and then use scrunched up pieces of cling wrap to splodge the nails for a marbled look. It’s really fun to do! No creativity needed at all.

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

I’ve only done a few of the cling wrap nails before but I really like the effect. Because you don’t really need to wait until the first coat is dry you can pretty much do it in a few minutes if you really wanted to.

Polishes I used:

  • Revlon Steamy Affair from the Nail Art Break-Up Collection (Steamy side) (beige)
  • Revlon Fashionista (blue)

The next theme is favourite sea creature. I’m actually excited about this one! I can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for reading!


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Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks & Persian carpet nail art

Hello! Today I want to show you a beautiful Sportsgirl Nail It! polish that can be bought from Sportsgirl stores. It’s called Volcanic Sparks and it’s a gorgeous metallic red in a black base. In the light it really shimmers; this is definitely a nice polish to have in your collection.

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks

This is three coats of Volcanic Sparks; as you can see it’s a very deep polish and I just felt so fancy wearing it. I also own Sportsgirl Nail It! Moonlight Sparks, which is the same metallic formula except gold in a black base. I used it in my first ever post here, but I intend on dedicating a post just to that one, too. Formula-wise this was perfect; I could have used two coats but I like to sometimes double make sure I put enough on!

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks

Look at this outdoors shot – isn’t it incredible? The polish really came to life outside.

The night after I put the polish on I thought I should do some nail art on top. I spent a good 20 minutes looking at my polishes and then thinking I might use some cling wrap and sponge it onto my nails to get a speckled look. So I did that and you could hardly see the black polish! It mixed in with Volcanic Sparks far too well. So then I did the same thing with a deep red polish – and the same thing kept happening again! In the end I put all kinds of colours over the top of Volcanic Sparks and finally ended up with what you see below, which I was pretty happy with. I thought my nails looked like mini Persian carpets! What do you think?

Persian carpet

Persian carpet photo from Wikipedia.

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks nail art

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks nail art

Sportsgirl Nail It! Volcanic Sparks nail art

I can’t remember all the polishes I used, but I can remember I used Australis Speck-tacular (a flakie) over the top of the colour and then over that, a matte top coat. This ‘look’ was a complete mistake but I couldn’t have been more happier with the result. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails all day, there was so much going on, especially thanks to the wonderful colours from the flakies!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Sportsgirl
  • Cost: AU$7.99
  • Volume: 11ml
  • Coats to opacity: Three

So what do you think of my Persian carpet nails? And of Volcanic Sparks? I think for a complete accident I did a good job on the nail art. I wonder what I would of actually done if I had set out to do that kind of design – it would probably come out terrible! Ha ha. Thanks for reading!