Friday, 26 August 2016

ABC Challenge 'Q': Quatrefoil nails

It's Friday again! The ABC Challenge has arrived at the letter 'Q', and for that I've done this quatrefoil design.

Quatrefoil nail art featuring A-England 'Virgin Queen' and 'Incense Burner' | polilish
Bottle: A-England 'Virgin Queen'
This challenge will actually be taking a month's break in September, to accommodate the 31-day nail art challenge. (Something that I definitely won't be taking part in myself!) So the next design for the letter 'R' will be up on October 7 - but I will continue to post other nail art and tutorials in the meantime.

Check out the full post for more details, photos, and the video tutorial.

This design was relatively simple to do, as I used nail vinyls by She Sells Seashells to create the quatrefoil pattern.


Unfortunately the vinyl pattern was a bit too big for my liking - I would have preferred to fit a few more quatrefoils on each nail. The pattern is still obvious, but overall I am on the fence about this design turned out.

However, I am definitely a huge fan of two polishes that I used for this! They are both by A-England. I started with two coats of 'Incense Burner', which is a very dark plum with shimmer that shifts between gold and green. It's probably more autumn-appropriate, however it looks so pretty under sunlight.

Swatch of A-England 'Incense Burner' | polilish
A-England 'Incense Burner' - two coats + top coat
Swatch of A-England 'Incense Burner' | polilish
Close-up of A-England 'Incense Burner' - two coats + top coat
I've used 'Virgin Queen' before in this gradient design, but it's definitely much more prominent here, and I could appreciate how this light silvery-gold colour was completely opaque over the very dark 'Incense Burner'.

Quatrefoil nail art featuring A-England 'Virgin Queen' and 'Incense Burner'

Some close-ups to round off this post - you can see the subtle holographic effect in 'Virgin Queen'. I almost feel bad I covered up 'Incense Burner' so much!

Quatrefoil nail art featuring A-England 'Virgin Queen' and 'Incense Burner'
Middle finger
Quatrefoil nail art featuring A-England 'Virgin Queen' and 'Incense Burner'
Ring finger
That's it for this week - thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the other 'Q' designs by following the links below. I'll be back next Wednesday with another watermarble for WMPW, and after that I have a review post lined up. Stay tuned!




2 comments :

  1. So beautiful! I think the larger scale of the quatrefoil looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I did end up liking the design after all, I think a smaller-scaled pattern might have looked too busy.

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