Tuesday, 24 March 2015

'Moroccan Vintage' Nail Mail Vinyls and O.P.I

Wow, isn't that one catchy title?! I've been trying to think of a name for this design for days but I seem to have lost all my creativity lately (I blame my dissertation, too much chemistry and not enough time for nail art!). Nevertheless I'm made up with the design I have created and it has got me very excited for summer; bright colours and more time for blogging!

I used OPI's 'Alpine Snow', 'Love.Angel.Music.Baby' (one of my favourite polishes!), and 'Is Mai Tai Crooked?', finishing off with Barry M's Matte Top Coat. To create the accent nails I used a base of 'Alpine Snow' and gave it a good 30 minutes to dry before placing a Nail Mail 'Moroccan Vintage' nail vinyl* on top of the polish. Don't rush to this step, if you put the sticker on top of wet polish you will end up peeling it all off as you remove the vinyl - not cool.

I incorporated a gradient using a sponge with 'L.A.M.B.' and 'Is Mai Tai Crooked?' to create a sunset kind of effect. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, although I did smudge the ends a bit as clever clogs here decided to clean the rabbit hutch out when they were still 'smudgable'!

I usually do all my nail art freehand but nail vinyls do make it so much quicker and easier. I love this 'Moroccan Vintage' pattern because it is like a mosaic and if you're a regular reader you will know how much I love my mosaic designs!

I've got quite a few Nail Mail nail vinyls to try out so they'll be making some more appearances on my blog over the next few weeks, leading into a full review of them, so make sure you keep checking back for more designs!

I'd love to know what you think of this design and the colour combination. And if you can think of a good name for the design then please let me know! :)

*Sample - provided for review


  1. Great polish combination and a fantastic design! Good luck with your dissertation!

  2. I really like this colour combination! I feel like the last person in the world to try nail vinyls, there's just so many varieties tho I don't know where to start! Also, sorry this isn't nail related but, do you have a rabbit hutch at university? x
    Amy | Hair • Nails • Etc

    1. Thank you! This was my first time using them, I don't know why I hadn't tried them before! Yeah I do, I don't live in student accommodation though, I live with my boyfriend :) x

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