Thursday, July 5, 2012

NOTD - Alternating pastels!

Hello lovelies,

Here's a quick NOTD post to share the nails I'm currently wearing with you! I'm calling this my alternating pastels manicure!

To be honest, I had planned on doing something interesting with this manicure but pastels are just so hard to work with! I had to do three layers of each to get full opacity, and after that, I was thinking that adding layers to it would make it even more likely to chip, so I abandoned the idea of nail art. These alternating shades are quite pretty, though, and they're surprisingly wearable! I thought I'd feel a bit odd wearing alternating polish colours but the pastels are so subtle, it's not actually all that noticeable.

I've used OPI Mermaid's Tears and OPI Steady as She Rose for this, layered with Poshe base and topcoats.

Now, as I mentioned earlier, these shades are beautiful, but as with all pastels, a little bit high maintenance as they do appear quite streaky with just 2 coats.

Much love,


  1. alternating pastel shades on nails are still really pretty :)
    you can try doing geometric patterns with the help of sticky tape :D

  2. Very pretty!! I love the looks of alternating nail colours.


  3. I quite like how they are quite complimentary of each other.

  4. I love pastel nails at the moment! Actually, pastels in general, particularly mint!
    Mel x

  5. Oh my gosh, I love it! I need to do this when I get home and re-united with my OPI Pirates of the Caribbean kit! X


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