I have here today a sparkly purple manicure with double silver lightning bolts.
This manicure is also for the first prompt in the Instagram Challenge below. Head over to Instgram and use the tag #clairestelle8march to admire all the beautiful manicures done for this challenge.
Coming back to the purple and silver nails, I used Orly Mirrorball and Zoya Carter for these. I was thinking of doing chevrons for the zig zag prompt but then thought the lightning bolts might be a slightly more unusual interpretation of the prompt!
These have been done using the nail vinyls from NailVinyls. I had got these nail vinyls weeks ago but never got around to using them because I have really been enjoying doing my stamping manicures, so this was a good opportunity to break them out.
I painted the two nails with the silver polish, topped with a quick dry topcoat (I used Revlon Quick Dry) and waited about half an hour for them to dry completely. Then I placed the nail vinyls diagonally on them painted a thick coat of the purple textured polish on top. I immediately removed the nail vinyls with the help of some tweezers. I have not used any top coat on Zoya Carter to retain the textured look. The nail vinyls worked beautifully and I look forward to using them again!