02 October 2013

Matching manicure with Jen

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy hump dayyyy. I hope you're all having a good week! I know it's been a while. I haven't got any excuses and you don't want to hear them, so let's just pretend this is a thing that I do often (like it used to be... those were the days) and get started.

So recently, Jen and I decided to start doing matching manicures once a month. There's a tag for it on instagram, #bestietwinnails, and I would see some really cute manicures from people I followed, so I suggested it to Jen one day and she was on board! We've done one matching manicure so far, the theme was blue and holo stamping, but we didn't post on them. They're on our instagram profiles if you're curious, though!

This time around, we decided it was time for fall colours. We chose purple (it was originally purple and brown, which sounds great in theory but ends up being a hot damn mess on, as we both discovered lolol) and decided to go with metallic shades instead of the brown. I haven't seen what Jen came up with yet, since I'm scheduling this post, but I know she's super excited about it so I'm dying to see!

For my part, I started out with a base (two coats) of a-england Elaine, a beautiful dark purple with a slightly dusty quality to it. This is such a sumptuous shade, it makes me think of heavy fabrics haha. So I decided to sort of go with that theme and attempt my first flower nails??? I used a tutorial by cutepolish because it looks simple when she does anything haha. I made dots with OPI Honey Ryder (unsurprisingly, I am completely obsessed with textures because texture and glitter-esque), then traced an outline with Essie Penny Talk. The leaves are China Glaze Cherish. I used Glossy Glam for topcoat, which I'm trying out now that Katie carries it. So far I dig it, I'm not sure if I'll swap out my beloved Fast Forward for it but it's good.

My hands are clearly out of macro shape, sorry loves. I tried to fix it as best I could but photoshop and I are definitely not friends haha.

So, there we go. Not my best, but I don't think this type of nail art is that suited to using metallics with tbh. Metallics are too unforgiving, which I have learned the hard way haha! I don't hate them but they aren't my favourites either.

You should go check out Jen's post instead, because I know her manicure is awesome since she was so stoked on it!

Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!


  1. They turned out beautiful <33

  2. This is really cute :)

  3. So very pretty! Nicely done kiddo!

  4. so nice~~


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