Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Revlon 260 - Girly - Twin post with Nuthin but a nail thing!

When I saw this little beauty in Superdrug I knew I had to have it.  Girly is a sheer pink polish packed full of different shades of pink and lilac glitter, yet another fantastic indie copy from a high street brand, the more of these that turn up the better!

At £6.49 Revlon's polishes aren't the cheapest but you do get a large bottle and their polishes are generally good quality so for a stand out shade I don't mind paying it (especially when I have some Superdrug Beauty Card points to use up which lower the price).

Claire at Nuthin but a nail thing has also recently bought this polish so we decided to do a twin post to show a couple of ways to wear it, our hive mid was clearly switched on again because we both did sweet themed manicures!  You can see Claire's gorgeous effort here.  And my slightly less professional results below.
I was aiming for a sort of humbug design...

I used Cheeky stamping plate CH10 for the lines but I decided that it was still lacking something after the lines had been stamped so I added this little guy as an accent nail on both hands, a cupcake with a face!
The stamping was done with Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Plum and a white nail are pen for the cupcake accent nail.

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, although I'm not sure if it looks more like deckchairs than humbug sweets now that it's finished.

Here's a close up of the cupcake, despite this not being the best stamping effort ever you can see how clearly the image has transferred onto my nail, I was pretty impressed with how well it showed up considering the fine detail of the image.  I used plate CH16 for the cupcake stamp.


I really hope the addition of Girly to the Revlon UK collection means Whimsical might not be too far behind. *fingers crossed*
I love Girly but my top tip would be to use a base coat when applying it, these pictures are 3 thick coats and it's still not perfectly opaque.  Claire did the sensible thing and used Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Dragon Fruit under hers which is definitely what I will be doing next time!  Make sure you head over and check out Claire's half of the twin post too.