Monday, December 27, 2010

Grunge Nails ☆

How was everyone's holiday? I had a good one. On Christmas Eve I spent time with family and Christmas day I just spent time with my boyfriend, sister and parents. I got 3 OPI mini sets for Christmas: Go Goth, Swiss, and Burlesque. For this manicure I used Obscurity (a matte black) and Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. (a sparkly gunmetal grey).

I tried to make a gradient effect with the gunmetal grey colour but it didn't turn out exactly like I pictured. I still like it though, its very grunge looking. We didn't have any makeup sponges so I used a semi-fluffy craft brush and patted the grey on top of the matte black. 

It only took 2 coats of the matte black to be opaque. I was pretty impressed with it, normally I have trouble with matte polishes. I also didn't have as much trouble with the mini bottles as I normally do. They haven't changed or anything, I guess my application must have improved. I think Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous would look spectacular on its own with top coat. Lightly applied here it doesn't look too glittery but in the bottle it flashes blue and pink sparkles. 

My mom got me a really neat nail file for Christmas and so far I love it. It works so much better than emery boards and I even like it better than the glass and crystal files. After I use it for awhile I might review it if you're interested. Its a little pricey ($28) so I'll let you know if I think its worth purchasing.

What did you get for Christmas? How was your holiday?
Peace and Love,


  1. I really like the colour on your nails. I see you have a ridge filler in your hands do you reccomend this brand?

  2. @ BoldNBeautiful Makeup : Yes I like the Orly Ridgefiller Basecoat. I have been using it since July and it has lasted my for a long time. (I usually paint my nails 2 times a week) It dries to a sheer white colour so it might not work very well under sheer polishes, but I don't really wear sheer colours. I initially bought it for use under metallic colours since those tend to show ridges even worse and it works great for that.

    @Phyrra : Thanks! =)

  3. this grunge mani looks amazing, great combination!

  4. A $28 nail file? I want to know more. :)


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