Friday, 12 October 2012

Black Roses on Pink nails

TGI Friday!!

When I was designing this manicure I had in the back of my mind that I had to wear this look for two full days and one of those days included an important customer facing meeting at work. The pressure was on and I ended up sitting in my nail room for a good 30 minutes just staring at all my heavenly little bottles of polish. Loads of gorgeous colours jumped out at me but they were all very bright and bold and did not feel quite right for the look I needed. I finally settled on a popular combo... pink and black.

To create this manicure I started with three coats of Barry M Strawberry Icecream. It really is a pretty colour and has been a great base for many manicures of mine in the past. I originally planned on stamping in Presto Pink by Sally Hansen but the pink on pink combination was just too subtle for my liking so I reached for Barry M Magnetic Dark Silver.

I read online that the magnetic polish ranges are great for stamping as they are heavily pigmented. I was pleased to discover that is totally true. I am not a huge fan of the magnetic manicure look so to find a better use for these polishes suits me just perfectly.

This large rose print is one that you will have seen here on my blog before and you will definitely see again as it really is one of my favourites. The Magnetic Dark Silver looks black on these pictures so I think it must be the magnetic particles that are silver and as I didnt use the magnet you cant see them!

I didnt love this manicure as much as I wanted to but you cant love them all :-)

Have fantastic weekends.

Louise xx


  1. love this one! looks awesome :)

  2. black roses... what a great idea! beautiful mani...

  3. I love black and pink together! I keep seeing "Strawberry Ice Cream" and I wish I could get my hands on it!