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Summer sakura

It feels like it’s rained almost non-stop this month – tiring, if not altogether surprising for spring. I’m so ready to bust out summery colours on my nails.

So I did.

Revlon Sizzle with s9 and Konad White. Topcoat: Revlon Sunflash.

Revlon Sizzle with s9 and Konad White. Topcoat: Revlon Sunflash.

Revlon Sizzle with s9 and Konad White. Topcoat: Revlon Sunflash.

Revlon Sizzle with s9 and Konad White. Topcoat: Revlon Sunflash.

Sizzle is one of my all-time favourite polishes. I wish I’d bought more of it! In the bottle it looks peachy pink with a gold shimmer, but a single coat comes out a beautiful apricot on my nails. A trick of the light because of all the gold, but a trick I love.

Because I didn’t want bright white tips, I used Sunflash as a topcoat – it’s a very sheer ‘crystalline’ polish. Just enough to take the edge off.

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Candied silver

I don’t have the words to tell you how much I hated this pink and silver concoction when it was done. But, it was done and I thought it might grow on me so I left it.

Max Factor Candy Pink, m64 and Konad Silver

Max Factor Candy Pink, m64 and Konad Silver

(Don’t get me wrong – I adore Candy Pink when I’m in the mood for it, and I really thought I was, but alas no.)

I felt slightly more kindly disposed to it this morning, in the aftermath of Bathurst, beer and barbecue, but the feeling was fleeting and by this evening I’d decided it had to go.

Start from scratch, or just try to rescue it? Last night’s beer dictated rescue, so I gave it a quick lick of white across the tips and konaded the smile line.

Voila!

Max Factor Candy Pink, m36 and Konad Princess Chocolate.

Max Factor Candy Pink, Nutrimetics French Tip White, m36, Konad Silver and Princess Chocolate.

(Yeah, it’s a bit wonky and smudged on one nail, but I can live with it.)