Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Artsy Wednesday Nailart - Crystals

Hi All!

Here I am again with this weeks Artsy Wednesday.  The last Artsy Wednesday was Disney, and I had quite a good idea for it, but every way I tried to do it, it just came out in a mess.  Eventually I got that stressed out with it that I decided not to put anything at all up.  I think sometimes you have to know when you're beat haha.

This week is quite a straightforward theme of crystals.  I am a total magpie, so I have plenty of pretty shiny things to put on my nails.  The challenge for me was to try to come up with something a little bit original, and hopefully I've managed that.

Here's what I came up with:
The base polish is the lovely A-England Tristam.  Here it looks like it has a silver sparkle in it, but in real life that's a very subtle holo.  This is one coat, and it had enough coverage.  If I intended this mani to last I would still do two coats though, just for the extra wear.

I then stuck some crystal stars straight onto the wet polish.  I got these ones from ebay, in a wheel with different sizes and shapes in it.

Here's another picture:
My nails are far too long at the moment.  I keep waiting for one to break so I've got a reason to cut them down, but they seem to want to stay long right now!  I will have to cut them soon though, because once they get to a certain length typing gets uncomfortable.

I'm sure now that the weather's turned cold they'll start to dry out a bit.  I love this autumny weather, my woolly jumpers are already out, and I've broken out the hot chocolate too, yum!  Hopefully I'll get a lovely crisp day soon to take a walk and get some lovely photos to share with you.

I hope you like my blingy offering!  Don't forget to check out what the other lovelies came up with:

Catrine at Unnaked Nails (link)
Michelle at Labmuffin (link)
Maria at Maria's Nail Polish Blog (link)
Melanie at Nail and Polish (link)
Emily at An Accent Nail (link)
Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished (link)
Anna & Haylee at Makeup and Masala (link)
Rosemarie at Every Little Polish (link)
Anna at Makeup N More (link)

Until next time...



  1. Haha a total magpie, that made me laugh - it's a super pretty crystal mani :)

    1. Excellent! A good laugh is always good for us! I'm glad you like it x x x

  2. I really like this - the stars are so cool! :D

    1. Thank you so much! I think they were pretty cheap. Got to love a bargain x x x

  3. I love how Tristram looks like a night sky with the star crystals! :)

    1. You're right it does, I never thought of that! Must have been subliminal. x x x

  4. I love the star-shaped crystals!!!

  5. This is absolutely lovely! Very "night sky"

    Lizzums x

    1. Thankyou so much! I've been surprised at how much everyone's loved it! x x x

  6. I love Tristam, it looks perfect with the gold stars :)

    1. Thankyou! A match made in heaven hee hee x x x


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