Saturday, 19 January 2013

Nails of the Day // Barry M

I love painting my nails. I know not everyone enjoys it as it can sometimes be a massive pain waiting for it to dry etc, but when I have the time, it is one of those tasks I really enjoy.
Today I had some time on my hands, and decided I would experiment with some scotch tape - I have tried before but it didn't end well!
(apologies for the picture quality - there's literally no natural lighting at the min!)
The colours I used were both by Barry M - 272 'Shocking Pink' and 293 'Grey'. The tape I used was Scotch tape as I've found it's less sticky than normal sellotape so it doesn't seem to pull your nail polish off as much!
I was going to do a sort of "half and half" effect on every nail, but decided that was too time consuming so just did it on both my ring fingers.
I painted my nails with 2 coats of Shocking Pink, and waited for it to completely dry. Then I stuck a small peice of tape on my finger so that the bottom of the nail was covered and the tip was showing. I then painted the Grey over the ring finger nail, and waited until that was completely dry before removing the tape.
This was what I ended up with!
I know it's not the neatest manicure ever, but I am quite pleased with how it turned out!
I think I will try this again with different colours to see what works together :)



  1. I really like this look, such a simple yet really nice idea! And love the grey and pink combo xx

    1. I'm quite pleased how it turned out really! I've tried something like this before but didn't wait until the polish was fully dry so it ended up looking a right mess! haha xx

  2. i can't belirve i've never thought of this before, i'm going to have to try it out maybe with red and yellow!

    1. Ooh red and yellow sounds nice :) it's really easy to do too! Xx

  3. That's such a good idea!
    And the colours go so nicely :)

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  5. That's such a good idea! may try that myself! :) x