Monday, 5 November 2012

Watermelon, Flowers and Grapefruit

Good evening!

I hope you are all well and had fantastic weekends? While I was very glad to not be at work we did spend the whole (and I mean whole) weekend doing essential DIY following a serious leak in our shower which resulted in considerable damage to the bathroom and kitchen. We literally had to rip out the full bathroom suite and start again with all new stuff :-(.

We are not quite finished yet so I am afraid my nails and cuticles will continue to suffer but I will soldier on and still change my polish as often as I can!

I used two coats of Barry M Gelly Watermelon as my base colour. It was a little on the thick side but I guess thats why they are marketed as one coaters (still needs two coats in my opinion).

I stamped using Konad White and one of my go to stamping patterns taken from playe BM 224.

Finally I added some co-ordinating dots using Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit.

These Gelly colours have a high shine formula but I added my usual top coat for extra shine and extra protection. I love the colour and formula of Grapefruit as seen here but I am not a huge fan of this forest green shade - Watermelon. I wanted it to be brighter and more juicy looking!

Take care

Louise xx


  1. Beautiful look, Your stamping skills are excellent. This is so eye catching and lovely. Goodluck with all the DIY work, that sounds tedious! xx

  2. I looove this green! So sorry to hear about the water damage...I hope things get fixed up quickly!

  3. Really adorable mani!

    Good luck on the repairs!

  4. Reminding me of snow flakes!! ...Christmas is coming!!

  5. Sorry about your bathroom situation, but anyway your manicure looks stunning. Love the pattern!

  6. Nice colour combination! I did similar ones a while back, ended up looking like 60's wallpaper (in a good way)!

    Sorry about your bathroom! :(

  7. This is so cute! I love the colours you chose. And that's awful news about your bathroom, I hope it all gets sorted out quickly! :(