Tuesday 13 November 2012

Autumnal sponging

Hello to my nine new followers and whomever else got sucked in to read this post!

Today I have a lovely autumnal sponge mani to show you. The colours I chose evoke autumn leaves, bonfires and cosy nights in, and this is the reason I chose this combo... at least it would have been, except that the real reason is that I chickened out of doing a tribal mani. I just bought some nail art pens and was excited to try them out, but I soon realised I needed a lot more practice for a good one. Here is just one half-attempted nail to illustrate my point:

Hmmm... yes. Having realised that I was way out of my comfort zone, I caved and sponged instead (I've been meaning to do a sponge mani for ages anyway). Watch this space for a real tribal mani one day!

So, onto today's nails! The nice thing about sponge manis is that you don't require any nail art skills at all :-)

For the sponging I used Kiko 238 (red creme), Rimmel Lasting Finish 'Pop' (orange creme) and Rimmel Lasting Finish 'Sunshine' (yellow creme), as well as a pretty Accessorize duochrome 'Bronze' which has a red/pink/bronze/copper/gold shimmer. Here's a pic that has better angles (claw of doom) for you to see the Accessorize polish. It's actually well worth enlarging these pics because my photos don't really do the mani justice:

The undies was one of my FAVOURITE polishes EVER: Kiko 374. I don't have a good swatch of this but you can see one using the link below which really captures the beautiful copper shimmer in this coffee-coloured lacquer:


All in all, I was a bit disappointed that the colours (the yellow) didn't *pop* but it's still a really pretty mani and one I'd definitely do again. I'd like to mix it up with different colours in the future, too. Hope you like it :-)

- Skye x


  1. The sponging looks really cool! I love your colour choice :)

    1. Why thank you! I'm really feeling these warm, autumnal colours lately for some reason. Even new clothes are all warm browns and wine reds at the moment!

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  3. I love this! Looks like a perfect Autumn mani :)

  4. I love this! I think it would loom really cool with some leaves stamped over it. Congratulations on already having nine followers.

    1. Thanks, Melissa :) I totally agree about the leaf thing. Unfortunately I'm HORRIBLE at stamping and so that's not on the cards, though :( I did think golden leaves would look beautiful but, naturally, I only bought black and silver nail art pens cos I hardly ever wear gold (doh!).


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