As you can see from our previous post on feature nails, we truly are adopting this trend as one of our favourites. It shows how you as an individual can combine two colours/styles and make it your own and quite frankly we love to express ourselves and our individuality through our nail varnish choices.
For these nails we used Barry M Blue Moon as the main colour and Rimmel London Disco Ball as the feature nail. Although the names sound great and the colours are lovely and bright, the actual varnish is a bit of a pain.
The Barry M took three coats to look opaque enough and it took forever to dry-note the slight smudges on the nails.
The feature nails have a base coat of Blue Moon and the top coat of Disco Ball. The top coat also took three coats in order for there to be enough sparkle. The Rimmel is of a gel consistency and a day later it still moves a bit on the nail. We absolutely love the colours as they look great with both casual wear and going out outfits, but we're slightly disappointed at the consistency of them.
If you have a lot of patience when it comes to doing your nails then we would recommend you at least try them- remember people can see these things differently to others, we all have our own opinions- but if you're like us and just too busy to be sat down waiting for your nails to dry, then unfortunately this is not a favorite.
We have also tried Essie in Smooth Sailing as our main nail colour and Topshop in Eyes of Steel for our feature nail. We love these. The Essie took two coats and dried reasonably quickly. It is a soft navy blue colour- it actually has hints of a denim effect to it! The actual varnish is a great consistency so it dries lovely and smooth on your nails (no clumps thank god). The Topshop varnish is one of my personal favourites (M), it dries at an average speed for shimmer varnishes (they always seem to take longer to be completely dry) and the colour is gorgeous! The main colour is purple but it shimmers so much that it looks gold and silver in certain lights as well and it lasts around a week- so not bad!
Overall we would definitely recommend these two and even if you're not too sure about the two colours together, they look great with other colours as well.
What's your favourite colours to wear and pair together?
What colour nail polish do you feel best represents you?
Let us know!