These are no ordinary rainbow nails, they are 'Not So Blueberry' scented rainbow nails :-D Oh yes I bought scented nail polish:
Shown above is Revlon's Not So Blueberry (370) scented nail polish. Now the bottle label reads 'Scented When Dry', which doesn't really appeal to me because surely it can't be that healthy to sniff nail polish, dry or not! Still, it's a gimmick and I fell for it and bought it. Smells fruity. I guess it's called Not So Blueberry because it doesn't look blueberry? I don't really know what blueberries smell like but it just smells fruity. I bought it because it was purple and pretty as you can see in the picture above :-D The swatch above was two coats.
Back to the nail art! The rainbow colours used were (L-R) Essie First Dance, OPI Flit A Bit, OPI Fiercely Fiona, Illamasqua Smash, Sephora by OPI Slushied, and finally some random mini purple Mecca Cosmetica freebie nail polish I got in-store one time... it's called Virtual Violet!
So to start off with I took a nail dotter and a white nail polish (China Glaze Snow) and dotted 4 times to form a cloud. I did one cloud for each side of the nail.
During my trial run I realised that you need a white background for the rainbow colours to come through nice and bright. Otherwise everything is dark and has a purple tinge. Unless you have super opaque colours, a white base is best. I took a guess as to how much room I would need for the rainbow, I ended up adding an arch underneath on a few nails.
Then begins the rainbow effect! I started with red...
And kept going with orange, yellow, green... until I ran out of space so added more white.
After adding blue and purple we are all done!
Thumb swatch above. This Revlon polish set me back $13.95 from Priceline. They had a special stand for it and I notice they have been snapped up pretty quickly! I don't think I'll buy anymore though - I'm not the biggest fan of frosty polishes. But they had all sorts of different 'flavours' :-)
Are you tempted? I've never had a Revlon nail polish before so I was keen to give them a go. I have always eyed them off wondering if it's worth the price tag...
Well that's all I have for now, am looking forward to a weekend of sleeping in, drinking hot chocolate and painting my nails ;-D I hope you all had a fantastic week and I'll see you next time!