Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Vintage Lace

Today's nail art all sprung from the overwhelming desired I had to try a new polish I was sent last week. Magic Goose Unicorn Dreams has been mocking me for the last few days so I just had to give in to temptation. The 'vintage' theme had to be incorporated around that (not as I normally do  where my polish choice is inspired by the art). I actually think I pulled it off rather well but I will let you determine that for yourself.

So lets start with Unicorn Dreams first shall we? This polish is by the UK indie brand Magic Goose polish (FYI: mini polishes are called goslings which is maybe the cutest thing ever!). This is lilac verge on dusky mauve polish with a pink shimmer and a scattered holographic effect. It is really pretty, dainty and generally just girly. I used three coats here to get perfect opacity but I think if you used thicker coats you could maybe get away with just two. I did find I needed to be patient with this one and let my coats dry or I got some clumpy dragging at the tips, but this is a problem with most holographic polishes whether they are mainstream or indie so really it is more a problem with me being impatient!

To try and be a little bit vintage I tried to create a 'lace-type' design using Barry M matte white and a white nail art pen. It actually looks fairly good, maybe next time I can try something a little more complex.

 I also wanted to try layering a white based glitter polish on top of Unicorn Dreams. Annoyingly my Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilac's (which would have gone perfectly) decided to hide away and I couldn't for the life of me find it!  Instead I opted for Dollish Polish  Spectral Pup which has white, iridescent and orange-copper glitter. 

It's kinda vintage (you all know I am struggling with this theme). At least a pretty polish can save the day! You can check out the rest of the Dozen's Vintage inspired manicures below!
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