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Some time ago I received a couple of swap packages from my dear swap buddies, and as I had all the nail polishes standing on my table waiting to be swatched on nail wheels, I realized that I had put them in sort of a rainbow order. I decided that it would be best to just wear them that way too, so today I’ll show you a rainbow manicure (I don’t want to call it ombre manicure, because the colours vary from yellow to pink – ombre manicures imho are manicures that show different shades of one colour, not many colours).
I used (from thumb to pinkie) wet’nwild Lavender Pearlescent, wet’n'wild Lavender Creme, wet’n'wild Dreamy Poppy, Sally Hansen Rockabilly and wet’n'wild The Wonder Yellows. 2 coats of each – and prepare for some picture spam, because I liked this manicure so much, I couldn’t narrow down the number of pics to post!
I felt that after a day, this needed some flakies. I have this bottle of orange flakies standing around forever and a day – I bought it from a fellow blogger at the beauty blogger fleamarket last fall, and haven’t gotten around trying it out. The brand is called NOUBA and the polish has the number 455. I found NOUBA polishes at Douglas in Cracow (Krakow), Poland, and they cost ~10€ which I find quite pricey for such a small bottle! Anyhow, I layered 455 over my existing rainbow manicure. The flakies are very dense, so I needed only one coat. I like how the flakie polich adds a somewhat glossy coat to the whole thing and makes everything a bit more sparkly. Nevertheless, I think I will pass it on. I have too many flakie polishes as it is.
If you have any comments on the pictures, let me know. I feel that I have found the right settings for my camera and lightbox, but if you have something (constructive) to add, I’m more than happy to hear your opinions and/or professional advice!