I like to play on top of my swatches, because it seems like a waste of good polish otherwise. Yesterday I showed you the gorgeous shade-shifters from the Rimmel Metal Rush line, and this is the nail art I'm wearing on top of it today.
To get this ultra sparkley look, I started with my base color of Rimmel Purple Reign, 2 coats over black. You can see a swatch of this by itself in yesterday's post.
I then used a purple glitter polish that came in a set of 3 by Bgirl that I won in Wendy's giveaway. I have set number 3, FYI. I know these were intended to be worn as a gradient effect, but I don't really much care for this particular set of shades in a gradient, so I doubt I'll be using them as intended. However, the polishes stand alone BEAUTIFULLY, and I knew this sparkly cluster would work well with Purple Reign.
I covered my ring finger and thumb in the purple glitterbomb, and did triangular halfsies on my index and pinky. I love the little holo glitters mixed in with the purple and silver!
The iridescent rhinestone on my index finger also came in that same giveaway haul, but it was from a Nail Rock set. After I had sorted everything and put it away, I discovered two little lonesome stones hanging out on my desk, so I figured they must've jumped out and willed me to use them.
The stamping on my middle finger came off the MJ XII plate (the "Doctor Who" plate) and was done with Rimmel 239 - Your Majesty. After doing this manicure I finally located a bottle of Barry M Silver Foil, so I'll be using that for silver stamping in the future.
On the nail mail front, I received a bunch of goodies that I ordered when Pocket Money Polishes announced that she was closing down shop. It's been very sad these past couple of weeks, as so many UK indies have announced that they're shutting down, either temporarily, indefinitely or permanently. I'm quite sad that I have only been able to scratch the surface of the available indie makers, but there's only so much time and money available for purchasing polishes, and I've only been here 8 months! However, I am making it a goal to purchase from one new UK indie every month.
In other news, I passed my driving theory test! I didn't score as high as I had hoped I would, but a pass is a pass, and I'll take it. Now I have 3 months to get my practical driving test out of the way, and I'll be a big girl licensed driver once again. Gonna need to book at least one more lesson, as I haven't had to parallel park in 20 years, but it's way more common over here so I definitely need a refresher.
Hope you're all off to a great start for the week!