Has everyone recovered from Xmas Day feasting and celebrating and/or Boxing Day sales? I had a great day by the pool at my Aunts house for the big day and ordered around 40 new polishes from all the excellent Aussie indie brands that had Boxing Day sales. Much excitement!
I got home last night with enough time to put together a Pick n Mix mani for this week, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Our prompts this week were Grey and Distressed, a combo I am a big fan of.
First up, a swatch of the lovely Secret Passageway from Powder Perfect, which I used as my base.
I specifically chose Secret Passageway because it dries slightly gritty. I thought a gritty base would be perfect for a distressed mani and it definitely helped! My photo shows a coat of Essence Gel Look top coat, which doesn't quite smooth out the glitters, I would usually put a second coat of a fast drying top coat if I was wearing the polish alone.
Distressed nails are so ridiculously easy and always make any mani pop. I used Ulta3 Black Satin and Lily White along with some extra strokes of Secret Passageway.
I top coated with Pretty Serious Artiste to ensure the nail art didn't budge, then finished off with Ulta3 Matte top coat. I love the matte finish on this, it suited the tone of the polish perfectly.
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