Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Guest post - Theresa from It's all about the polish

Where am I? - still at sea, probably off the coast of Port Macquarie I'd say.  Probably packing our bags to disembark tomorrow morning.

I'm in the count down to the last three guest posts to show you, and I've still got three awesome blog posts to share.  Tonights mani is bought to you by Theresa from It's all about the polish. Theresa has created a stunning skittle mani in a matching colour family. Theresa, please share what you've done.

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I'm so excited to be guest posting here today. Cathy is a superstar in the Australian nail community (which she won't like me saying) and it's an honour to be here. I've done my favourite all time nail art which is a skittle. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and have a little OCD, so to be able to do nails in a matching colour family is just my thing :D. Not that a skittle needs to be in the same colour family, it's just how I like to do them.

 

I started with a base of Essie - First Timer, it is an awesome new green that is the sister of Essie - Mojito Madness, it is just lighter. Now Essie can be a bit hit and miss with their formula but First Timer is a definite hit. Super easy to apply, no streaks and could be a one coater if you don't mind using a thick coat. 

After allowing it to dry for an hour, my choice, (you could do it sooner but when using tape and dotting tools the drier the better) I used striping tape on my index finger and did a coat of Model's Own Apple Pie. For my middle finger I used my dotting tool and Model's Own Apple Pie and Orly White out for the dots. 

My ring finger is the gorgeous Color Club - Beyond the Mistletoe and my pinkie is done using the same dots. My thumb which wouldn't behave to photograph has medium sized Apple Pie dots on it. 

So as you can see it's a nail art that is relatively easy and is suitable for everyone, I love thinking up designs and if you do try a skittle design let me know, I love to see ALL the skittles :)

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    1. and they are super easy!! I love them too, may even be a little addicted to them ;)

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  2. I absolutely love this. Stunning and yet achievable for me.

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    1. Absolutely achievable for everyone! and the possibilities are endless :)

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  3. I don't know why, but minty colours just work so well in skittles! :D

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    1. I love minty colours, one of my absolute favourites. Maybe that's why I adore skittles.

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  4. Love this look, especially the use of Beyond the Mistletoe!

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  5. The two shades of dots looks lovely! Ugh I wish I had more patience for nail art...

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    1. It gets easier with practice I promise. It's one of the things I love about a skittle there isn't an overload of intensive nail art to create a fun and pretty look :).

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  6. Love it!! You always do great skittles like this Theresa!

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  7. Love the colors & that glitter is so cool!

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    1. Thank you, I'm a huge green fan so I adore all the colours too :)

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  8. So so pretty love it going to pin you on my Pinterest board!

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