Monday, 8 December 2014

Magical Mondays: Harry Potter

Hey y'all!

Happy Monday!  Today I'm stepping outside of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge to bring you the first of a new collaboration series that I'm starting with Catriona of Belle Glamour.  If you've been around a while, you'll have heard me mention Cat in the past - she is the first British blogger friend that I made after starting Fixin To Faff, and what began as a business arrangement has blossomed into a friendship that I truly cherish, as she provides me with almost daily giggles and regales me with stories of her wee Sophie.  Among our other common interests is a love for all things Harry Potter, so we've decided to set aside the first Monday of every month to bring you two nail art looks centered around a common Harry Potter theme.  Of course the only theme we could possibly choose to christen our new collaboration is the boy who lived himself, Harry.

Harry Potter nail art look, a blogger collaboration with Belle Glamour.

I created this gold, burgundy, and black look using a handful of some old favorites and a couple of recent loves.

L-R: OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, Barry M Burgundy Crush, Espresso, and Gold Foil, elf Gold Star, INM Northern Lights Silver
To begin, I applied two coats of Espresso to my middle finger, and two coats of Love.Angel.Music.Baby to all other nails.  When dry, I applied two coats of Northern Lights top coat to the middle nail to create that beautiful sparkly base on which I could stamp my Harry Potter face from My Online Shop's MJ JR-31 plate in Gold Foil.

Harry Potter nail art look, a blogger collaboration with Belle Glamour.

On my index finger, I used the dab-and-drag technique to spread the gold glitter pieces around in my tribute to the Golden Snitch.  I then used a striping brush to create the Gryffindor "scarf" on my pinky, and the Ruffian look on my thumb and ring fingers with Burgundy Crush, and then tidied up any slips with more L.A.M.B.  After everything was dry, I sealed it all in with SV.

Harry Potter nail art look, a blogger collaboration with Belle Glamour.

I hope you enjoyed this tribute to our favorite boy wizard.  Be sure to check out what Cat has done by visiting her Magical Monday look!

Have a wonderful, safe week, and I will see you tomorrow, when we'll get back into the 12DOC challenge!