Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Gothic Black and Fuchsia Nail Art - WIDW

Hey y'all!

So uhm... it's been a while.  My bad.  I had a rough month, and to be honest, I'm not sure I still have the blogging spark that I used to have.  I'm hoping that some time off will ease that and help me get back in the groove, but at this point I'm not going to make any promises to you or to myself.  Mostly this month has been consumed with me practicing my acrylic sculpting, going to the BeautyUK show in Birmingham to pick up some goodies for said acrylic practice, earning my certificates for hard gels, gel polish, and a few other nail procedures, and trying to clear out some old stuff from the house to make a little money and make space.  I'm also considering going into practice as a mobile nail tech, unless I can find a suitable position in a nearby salon first, so I am seeing my available free time starting to shrivel up and frankly that's what kept me blogging for the past 2 years (having a lot of time on my hands).  In any event... I have a few posts to finish off this month and the first of those is this WIDW look with Sinful Shine's Royal Flush - a gothic black and fuchsia look with studs.

Gothic black and fuchsia nail art.

Unsurprisingly, this look started with a base of Royal Flush on all nails.  I then added two coats of Nail Pattern Boldness Covetous on the ring nail and thumb, then set these small black circular studs into a cross pattern on top, before sealing it in with SV.

Gothic black and fuchsia nail art.

On the other nails, I added a thin V-tip with Sally Hansen Black Out, and topped those off with a black stud in the center of the nail.

Gothic black and fuchsia nail art.

Because Covetous is so hard to capture in pictures, I thought I'd add a few macros so you can see all the yumminess inside.  This is a polish that I will eventually give it's own dedicated swatch post, but it's so pretty that I've been unable to stop myself from using it for nail art.

Gothic black and fuchsia nail art. Gothic black and fuchsia nail art.

Hope you're all doing well, and for my folks back home in Texas, stay dry, stay warm, and for heaven's sake, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!