Friday, 16 May 2014

Let's go Monochrome!


Hi everyone!

Today's design is inspired by the gorgeous monochrome nails Galorious did a few months ago - you can find them here. I loved the design on her pointer finger and pinky so much that I decided to recreate it :)
I also did a monochrome design with black and white, and added some gold studs like Galorious did.

The colours I used are:
Alpine Snow - OPI
Tweedy - Sally Hansen (Fuzzy Coat)
Black on Black - Sinful Colors


I actually made two versions of this design: one with Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coat, and another one with just black nails. I'm still not sure which version works best - maybe the version with the plain black nails is a bit too harsh in contrast with the white? But on the other hand, maybe the Fuzzy Coat distracts from the nice simplicity of the design?



Which version do you prefer? I really adore these, I love the simplicity and class of these nails :)

Then a formal announcement to finish this blogpost: in the coming weeks, I will have to concentrate on school a lot. I have a lot of papers due and an exam I have to prepare for, so I will probably blog a little bit less or still blog but with simpler designs or swatches :) Just wanted to let you know! But after that, I have a really really cool review for you about which I'm suuuper excited! So stay tuned ;)

Thanks for reading!

20 comments:

Ela said...

Classic! Very pretty manicure, I like this fuzzy addition:)

Robin said...

Thank a lot Ela! :)

Little Red Loves said...

These are stunning! I like the fuzzy effect. Looks so cool and different!

Galorious Blog said...

Wow! They look so elegant on long nails! Your nail shape is so beautiful! Its so cool that you recreated my design :D

Dahlia Nails said...

We love the fuzzy version. It looks as though it gives really good coverage - did you have to use many coats? Can't wait to see your review, exciting!! E&J.xx

fife fantasi Nails said...

wow, very nice, elegant and unique! I love it very much Robin!

Robin said...

Thank you so much! I'm very glad that you like it, I just loved that design a lot and it looked so elegant, so I had to try it for myself :)

Robin said...

Thank you! The fuzzy coat is indeed something very different and cool! :)

Robin said...

Thanks Emma and Jo! I used two coats of Fuzzy Coat and then dabbed on a bit more where there were still some bald spots. It gives good coverage, because the polish is very very thick so you immediately get a lot of fuzzy stuff on your nails with one coat. Drying time is absolutely horrible though :/ It takes several hours before it's completely dry so I always use it before I go to sleep so it can dry the entire night haha! I'm very excited about my review too! :D

Robin said...

Thanks a lot! It does look very elegant right, I felt very posh when I had these on :)

swishie said...

oooo I love these!! I wish I could grow my nails as long as yours....damn witchy nails I have.

Robin said...

Hehe thanks a lot! OPI's Nail Envy is the secret behind my long nails! :)

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

These look beautiful! I love the negative space design on your index and pinky, it works perfectly with your nail shape :) Both with the fuzzy coat and plain black are gorgeous!

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Lucy! I think I'm liking the plain black and white combination the most at the moment, but it changes every day haha :)

Manases Andrea said...

I am not a big fan of fuzzy top coats, but in this combination it looks soooo pretty and elegant that I am definitely going to try it too. Until now I have just one in my collection, but it is combined with glitter and I used it just one time :)
I love it better without the top coat, it is more classy and elegant but in both ways the mani look great!

Robin said...

Thanks Andrea! I'm not such a big fan of my Fuzzy coat either, mainly because of the ridiculously long drying time :/ But I do like the effect on my nails :) I'm curious to see your fuzzy coat, it sounds very special with the glitter!

Alpha Amore said...

I definitely like the fuzzy coat design best. Gorgeous!

Robin said...

Thank you! :)

AJ Naillacqueruk said...

Wow love the busy look of the fuzzy coat!

Robin said...

Thanks AJ! Hmm I hadn't thought of the fuzzy coat as "busy" but it does describe it perfectly! :)

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