Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Stripes - Dragon plaid

Hi all!

My previous two "stripes" post this month were plaid and I decided I'll do plaid for this entire month. Today's the third plaid for NCC, this time I've gone with my easy plaid design. You can see more examples here, here and here.

But first I want to show you my base polish. This is Lucky 13 Lacquer's Drogon (Black Dread). It is discontinued, but it was part of the Valar Morghulis (Game of Thrones) collection. It is simply gorgeous.

My bottle shot shows the gorgeousness of this polish, it is that shimmer, from pinkish red to golden green. It sits in a black jelly base.

I am wearing two coats and top coat. It does not dry to a high shine, hence the top coat. Application is like similar jellies, it is thicker than a creme, first coat is  sheer, second makes it opaque. I had to work fast to avoid dragging, as it dries fast. I love that shimmer, it is just gorgeous.

The dragon and his minions:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Drogon (Black Dread)
  • NYC - 261 Red me the news
  • L.A. Colors - NP472 Black Pearl

This plaid is very simple, I just dipped my thin striping brush in a blob of polish and flicked it across my nail in different directions. I did it with the red first and with my gunmetal grey next. When it dried I sealed it in with G&G HK Girl top coat. Done.

It's a very subtle plaid, but I like it with these vampy colours.

I hope you're not sick of plaid yet, because there's still one other NCC mani to go this month!

More stripes down here!