Firstly, I'd just like to say a massive WOW and thank you so much to all the new followers. I realised I was taking a risk planning a blog feature without canvassing people's opinions first, but so far I'm assuming that people really like the idea, which I'm really pleased about :-) The first WAUF post should go live this week (probably Thursday).
So onto today's business!
As some of you may know, I went on a cheeky trip to Copenhagen a couple weeks back to see a friend of mine who moved out there last summer. For the trip, I decided to nubbinise and then use Barry M Silver Foil for a full mani, but this was a horrible mistake. I don't have ANY photos (criminal, I know), but the application was a total PITA, and my mani chipped almost immediately.
Consequently, I ended up removing the polish asap when I arrived and then just went bare for the week. Unfortunately, what with the cold and dry air in Denmark, and what with running around after a hyper two-year-old whilst I was there, I managed to break EVERY SINGLE NAIL. Remember my last post, that showed how lovely and long they were? Nope, they became tiny, especially on my right hand. I managed to keep them of roughly equal length right until my flight back home, when I managed to rip two of the nails on my right hand half-way down the nail bed - I could actually feel my finger tips and exposed the hyponychium underneath :-(
This is the shortest my nails have been in a while, but though it felt strange at first, I eventually got used to the new length - I think that shorter nails are much more practical, actually; they just make my fingers look stubby! In an effort to love my new nubs, I decided to resort to using a fav polish of mine which has been neglected for some time now: Kiko 374. If you're a veteran follower (if such a word can be used for a blog which is only four months old!), you may recall seeing mention of this polish in my autumnal sponging post here, but I didn't have a good swatch for you. Now I do (sorta)!
|Colour-adjusted to bring out the copper shimmer|
|Deep, rich brown|
As you can see, this is a deep brown, almost espresso-coloured polish with a deep copper shimmer running through it (not well photographed - sorry), which makes the polish very rich and satisfying to wear! I just adore this polish and it truly doesn't get enough wear time. It also gets bonus points for matching my glasses :-) I actually loved my nails at this precise length - they looked really cute, almost like the ones you can see at Dressed Up Nails (Whitney) and I Heart Pretty Polish (Essie). They did eventually grow out a bit, which is the length you can see in my photos, but they're still much shorter than I'm used to:
|Cute little nubs in direct sunlight :-)|
Unusually, I didn't do any art for this mani because I was enjoying my perfectly polished nubs FAR too much to put anything over the top! It's just so purrrrrty :-) I promise I have some art lined up for next time, though!
So what do you think? Do you like rich, dark colours like this? I have to admit that these deep shades are probably my favs... I should wear them more often!
See you on Thursday for my inaugural WAUF post! :-)
- Skye x