Monday, 14 March 2016

When Colours Collide- Red and Black Manicure Challenge

Hello my lovely readers, as you can probably tell from the title of this post it is that time again. Today's post is all about the latest When Colours Collide theme, if you haven't read one of these posts before When Colours Collide is a Facebook page that invites nail enthusiasts to come up with manicure ideas based off of the theme, they post different colour combinations every two weeks and you then make a manicure combing those colours. This time the theme was red and black, many different thoughts went through my mind for this colour combo but in the end I had to go with my heart.

Here they are my blingy ladybirds or as I like to call them ladybugs, when I read that it would be red and black I couldn't resist having these cute little insects crawling across my nails. To start this manicure off I chose this gorgeous OPI called Innie Minnie Mightie Bow this is a beautiful deep red with a subtle gold shimmer, this gorgeous polish is from the Couture de Minnie collection that was released 3 years ago. It becomes fully opaque in 2 easy to apply coats and the sunshine really brings out that beautiful shimmer. I am a huge Minnie Mouse fan so I am hoping to own all of the pretty polishes from both the Minnie Mouse OPI collections, I managed to pick this one up from TKMaxx for £3.99.  

Once my red base colour was completely dry I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to make sure my little bugs had that extra little bit of sparkle. 

I top coated with some HK Girl top coat and then used my Born Pretty Store black stamping polish to stamp on my buggy friends. For these images I used Moyou London Princess plate collection 10, I stamped the single ladybug image onto my ring nail and thumb, then used the group of ladybug's image for the rest of my nails. 

To finish of the manicure I sealed my design in with my HK Girl quick dry topcoat, over the weekend I took Lexi to the butterfly farm in Stratford so these were the perfect nails for the occasion. 

Here is the collage with all of the other amazing red and black manicures that people created for this theme. There are some gorgeous ideas from some amazing ladies, if you would like to join in and create a manicure with some great colour combinations head on over to the When Colours Collide Facebook page. It is a great group full of lovely people who have lovely nails and come up with some fabulous designs.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and like my blingy ladybugs, the next theme has already been announced. This time the theme will be teal and gold, my mind is racing with some of the manicures I could design. As always I hope you are all having a fabulous nail day and I will chat to all you lovely people again soon.  

10 comments:

  1. Oops! I completely missed the deadline for this one, I was actually going to join in lol! Gorgeous mani as always, love your ladybirds x

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    1. Thanks hun you'll have to join in on the next one :) x

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  2. too cute! I love lady bugs! Do you have to be invited to join this group? i would love to participate if possible!

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    1. Thank you I don't think you do hun just click join and one of the admin will accept your request :) I look forward to seeing the designs you come up with x

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  3. That's so pretty!! I love the big accent ladybug!

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    1. Thank you I love him too he is a very cute ladybug :) x

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  4. I like the lady bug, but the colour on this own would look great!

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    1. Thank you it is gorgeous polish great pick for a Minnie mouse collection :) x

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  5. Cute! I love the ladybug theme! Looks great.

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    1. Thank you :) I couldn't resist after I heard it was red and black my mind went straight to ladybugs lol x

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