Monday, 27 May 2013

Pick 'N Mix: Animal Print

Hi there lovely people!!! I hope you are doing well and are having a great start to your week. Pick 'N Mix is the series I started for when I do skittles, and yes today I have some. It was originally meant to something completely different, but I got the colour scheme wrong so I scrapped that used the colour scheme for something else. Hopefully you'll see that design another time in another Pick 'N Mix post. I was kind of stuck after messing up, but of course what do I fall back on? Leopard print, but this time let's mix a bunch of animal prints.

Ok it's mostly leopard and tiger, but they are all different. I wasn't willing to branch out too far this time, I would but I wasn't in the mood. Except ring finger kind of just turned into a zigzag, but it's variety.

The pink on my thumb is Orly - Basket Case (love it) with spots of Essie - Tart Deco (peachy orange) and Barry M - Berry Ice Cream (pale purple).
My index finger has Essie - Fear Or Desire, I have to say I love a good orange polish. I tried doing a gradient spot thing but it didn't really work, the base should have gradiented too. It starts with The Face Shop - BL501 and goes darker into Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream (super opaque but mine is really gloopy).
For my middle finger I sandwiched OPI - Rainbow Connection (I like to sandwich this polish) with Barry M - Mint Green and Essie - Turquoise and Caicos.
I used a black base of Rimmel - Black Pearl under OPI - Metallic 4 Life for my ring finger.
My pinky has quite a few polishes. I started with Rimmel - Purple Pulse, but then I realised I hated the colour. It's one of those red toned purples I can't stand (I'm considering giving it away), so I had to cover it up with Butter LONDON - Shambolic which looks awesome on top. I was meant to do the spots with Barry M - Amethyst but it ended up not working and I just put a coat on top. Amethyst looks so awesome as the mix of glitter is great, but it is SO DIFFICULT to remove, it's one of those glitters that embeds itself on your nail. But it looks cool so it's up to you whether it's worth the battle. So I did the spots in OPI - Charged Up Cherry.
Finally I did the details in Lovely Me:Ex - Black and White.

I can't say this is my favourite animal print design, but I am enjoying it, it's interesting. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day!!! :)


  1. Aw I so love this! Very joyful and happy skittlettes of animal prints! The colours sure make them look really interesting and just really fun to look at! ♥

    1. Thank you so much!!! Bright colours are virtually my favourite things to use :)