Monday, 12 January 2015

Mani Monday

Since I didn't have time to do my nails for last the first Mani Monday post I decided that I should make sure I at least painted them. It took me ages to think of how I wanted to do them but then I had a rake around my nail polish basket and a conversation about mermaids on Instagram so I felt inspired to use a  mermaid colour scheme. 

Like I said, it's a mermaid inspired colour scheme so I chose the two colours that remind me most of the scales of a mermaids tail. I chose the Rimmel London Lasting Finish in 239 Your Majesty and my shimmery green Chip Resistant Nail Polish from Claire's accessories. 

Rather than doing a feature nail like I usually do when I choose a colour scheme, I decided to do a one silver then one green sort of sequence. I also wanted to see what looked best as the main colour so I did each hand different in the colour I started off with on the thumb. It turns out that I prefer the green though the silver dried quickest and didn't smudge as easily. 

Since I did these on Sunday night ready for this post, it was too late to be sure that they were dry so I held off on applying the top coat. Instead I applied it when I woke up because I find that by adding a top coat you can disguise most smudges and fingerprints. 

I find this particular nail look to be quite fun and casual so I wouldn't necessarily wear my nails like this if I was going to work or to an interview but they are cute. I might try a similar nail look later in the week by replacing the green with a purple version of the Chip Resistant Nail Polish by Claire's just to see how it looks. 


  1. oh i do like the colours of them, i used a pearl purple shade last week of this brand and they stay very well on the nail

  2. Love these colours I might try these #northeastbrilliantbloggers