Saturday, 11 May 2013

Saturday Skittlette featuring Cult Nails Fetish

Since quite a while I wanted to do a Skittlette combining black and red, but somehow inspiration just would not bring forward this YESSS idea. Some weeks ago Cult Nails had an awesome sale night (I think it was buy 4 get 2 or something like this) and I dived head-first in and finally got myself the much praised black wax polish Fetish and the equally praised white polish Tempest.

It happened truly by pure incident, that the selected colors mirror the colors on Mark's helmet. Please meet the cast:



From left to right:
Hare Polish Own Your Opulence, Cult Nails Tempest, Opi Red Lights Ahead Where?, Cult Nails Fetish.


Recipe:
Pinkie: Two coats of Opi Red Lights Ahead Where?
Ring: Two coats of Cult Nails Tempest, one coat of Hare Polish Own Your Opulence
Middle, index and thumb: two coats of Cult Nails Fetish


and two more pictures, above taken in artificial light and below outdoors in the rain - errrr shade 


This really is a very simple Skittlette and also so easy to adapt. After two days, I felt like changing it just by a twinge and replaced Opi Red Lights Ahead Where? with China Glaze Sunday Funday:


And some more info: you see the tiny shiny line on my middle finger? Well, when I woke the morning after I did the Skittlette my black nails were badly bedsheet-marked. I (by error) used a shiny Top Coat and applied another layer of Cult Nails Fetish. Note to self: use matte Top Coat next time. And then about Hare Polish Own Your Opulence - my pictures don't show the beautiful tiny pastel glitter particles of this polish. They are baby blue and soft pink - they add such a soft and sweet touch complementing the black hex and square glitter particles. Then also the golden particles are not visible here but they add the just most wonderful shine to the look and really finish it off perfectly.

I buy my Cult Nails from their own Website, I ordered Hare Polish Own Your Opulence with Llarowe, China Glaze Sunday Funday with Head2Toe and Opi Red Lights Ahead Where? with Bath & Unwind. Unfortunately I cannot order from them anymore due to the UK Royal Mail restrictions. But Nail Etc has all these collections available online as well.


I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!
Christine

16 comments:

  1. Hi pet! I love your skittlette! And maybe it wasn't a coincidence that the colours match Marks helmet ;) I'm thinking something in the line of the film "Ghost" here ;) Have you seen it?
    I love that red OPI! Red Lights something ;) I have it to and it's so bright and juicy! :) Viele Küsschen! xxx
    PS. So glad to hear from you again! :D

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    1. Hi love, thank you so much <3!!! I agree - you know, your words on stardust just accompany me day in and out and give me so much strength!!! Yes, I saw Ghost (and always cried my eyes out). Mark will always stay in my heart - as close to me as possible.
      The Opi is real stunner - having it on my toes too. But aren't those names just a pain? Ever since I started blogging I got over this mania of endlessly long polish names that no sane person is able to memorize.....
      I am glad to be back too - going back to routine is an important part of living through mourning and I also have professional help (there are limits to what a lone person can handle).

      Viele, viele Küsschen

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  2. I'm so glad you're back bloging! And you're doing it with two BEAUTIFUL skittlettes! Just lovely!

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    1. Hi Ina, me too :-)!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, so happy you like it <3

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  3. Hi Christine! so good to have you back.
    I love your skitelettes, I can see the pastel glitter too! (well I always enlarge the pics because I'm a sucker for all glitter, lol!) what I'm really impressed is how big is the effect changing only one nail, amazing.
    Keep on like this, routine is a great thing, and time also. Sending you warm hugs.

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    1. Salut Nati, thank you for the warm welcome!!! Ahhh I see, I finally don't seem to get around reading glasses much longer - LOL!!! And I was surprised myself how much the overall appearance changed with just having the color on my pinkie changed!!!! Hug you tightly - bisous

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  4. Love both of your skittlettes!! Routine is good and keep doing what you're doing. Glad to see you back <3

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    1. Hi Vicky, thank you so much - I think this routine will help me even more considering how much I love blogging and communicating with all of you!!!!

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  5. Oh goodness, I love both of these looks! Your lighting and photos look wonderful. I love your inspiration and happy you have found a way to bring Mark into your hobby :) Talk to ya soon!

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    1. Hi Essie, awwww thank you xxx!!! I take all my photos with my iPhone and for the artificial light: the old lamp died a week ago and Mark was hoarding lamps giving bright lights and I found this one in his workshop, so as of now a part of him will be in each and every post of mine <3!!! Love, Christine

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  6. Love it! Thanks for the nail-spiration!

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    1. Hi Amy, thank you so much - please send me a link or a picture of how you would do this Skittlette!!! - Christine

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  7. This is beautiful on so many levels and I agree that it's no coincidence that the colors mirror Mark's helmet ♥ Fetish looks WICKED cool with the matte topcoat (or maybe it's just your photos ;)) Bottom line, you continue to amaze me, again, on so many levels. ♥♥♥

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    1. Hi Liesl, first things first - you cannot imagine the impact your support has on me to carry on through those days, so I can just give this right back to you - you are so wonderful to me - thank you <3!!! On to the Skittlette: Fetish dries down to this hot wax finish, definitively a must-have in my stash!!!! Giving the helmet matching colors another thought: Mark would love it :-) Love, Christine

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  8. You always have the cutest skittlettes, Christine! And I think it's sweet that you drew unconscious inspiration from Mark's helmet! I think he would have loved it! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Hi Yun - awww so happy you like it, and indeed, knowing Mark ve would have loved it <3 - Christine

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