17 March 2014

Pick A Polish: Sally Hansen - Fairy Teal

Hi guys. Happy Monday! I have recovered from my illness now so I have had a busy day catching up at work.

I have some pretty exciting nail art for you today (well I think so anyway) in the form of this week's Pick A Polish. This week it was the turn of Sally Hansen - Fairy Teal.


To see what I came up with read on after the jump.



Fairy Teal is a teal cream (as you may have guessed by the name). I used 2 coats for this swatch, although it was very nearly opaque in 1. The formula was smooth and easy to apply, but I'm not a fan of the brushes on these complete salon manicure polishes, I find them too wide. I love the colour of this, but it does stain pretty bad :( but that doesn't stop me using it cos I never have naked nails anyway. 

Now for the nail art that I was so excited about..


So since this polish is called Fairy Teal.. I decided I wanted to do some fairy nail art and when I came across this picture I decided I needed to recreate it somehow. 


Over Fairy Teal I used Chalkboard Nails' distressed technique just over the tips. The colours I used for this were Barry M - Indigo, Barry M - Acid Yellow, Leighton Denny - Plush Pink and Avon - Aqua Fantasy.


Then I added all my details using Barry M - Matt White. I have to say I was pretty proud of my fairies!


These took me a while, but I was so pleased with the outcome. There is definitely still room for improvement but I don't think this is bad for my first shot. I also think the teal worked pretty well, I was worried that it wouldn't look as good as if I did it with a dark blue. 

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for looking.

4 comments:

  1. These are amazing! The distressed look is fantastic over that teal, and your freehand is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you lovely, glad you like it :)

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  2. Wonderful nail art, and that base colour is very pretty!

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