Saturday, 1 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 1 - Achromatic

Well hello there gorgeous readers!  Today is a special day, as it is the first day of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge (referred to as NAGG from now on), hosted by the fabulous Missy from Gnarly Gnails. I mentioned in my Bucket List at the start of the year, that I wanted to take part in at least a few of these prompts, and I will be.  In fact, I'm doing the whole challenge, so without further ado, lets get into Day 1.

The prompt for today is Achromatic, and I'll admit that at first, I wasn't totally sure what the difference between achromatic and monochrome was, but a quick Google search remedied that.  Achromatic means devoid of colour, so essentially, greyscale.
I originally planned to do a gradient, but changed my mind at the last minute, and decided to do some basic colour blocking instead.  I started with a base of Sinful Colors - Snow me White, then just freehanded the black and grey with my striper brush and La Femme - Silverado (I think), and Sinful Colors - Black on Black.
Then I added a coat of L'Oreal - Confetti, and top coated, and mattified it once it was dry.  I did get some glossy pictures too, as Confetti does have little specks of holo in it, although they were quite hard to capture on camera - they just look like little white specks here.
This was a really simple mani, but I quite liked it, especially matte.  I did consider using tape to get straighter lines, but I figured it wouldn't matter too much since I was planning on using a glitter topper anyway.
I'll be back tomorrow with Day 2, but in the meantime, why not check out some of the other mani's for this prompt via the thumbnails below :)


12 comments:

  1. I love this, they look fantastic!! :D

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  2. They look great! ....And you've just earned yourself another follower hahaha :)

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  3. Thanks ladies, all of you. I wasn't sure about these at first, but I eneded up really loving them in the end :D xx

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  4. Confetti looks so awesome! Love it!

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    1. Thanks hun, I knew I wanted to use it as soon as I saw this prompt :) x

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