Crushed Shell & China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I picked up some "Crushed Shell" in a little pot at Professional Beauty the other day, and whilst I've given Caviar Beads (NO!) and Glitter pots (YES!) a go, I was interested to see what this would be like.



I painted my nails with a base of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes; I absolutely love this colour.  It applies really well, and only needed two coats.  Normally I always do three coats of any polish just to be sure, but this really didn't need it.  It's a dark base, with flecks of green in it.

Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

I then put top coat on an accent finger, and dipped into the pot of crushed shell.  I left it for about 30 seconds to be touch dry and then pressed it down with my fingers to firm it on, and to knock off any flaky bits that hadn't stuck to my nail properly.  I then finished with a top coat, I'm not sure that is completely necessary, but I didn't want them to ping off immediately (although they do stick on a lot more robustly than caviar beads), but luckily it doesn't ruin the effect of the crushed shells.

Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes
  
Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

What do you think?  I quite like this.  Is this going to be the next nail craze? 


Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

Crushed Shell China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

7 comments:

  1. Crushed shell is on my 'to try' list so thaks for showing me a godd example. Lots of other examples are set into acrylic so I was wondering how thick the nail needed to be.

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