Did you know this Friday is National Wear Teal day, in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness? Well now you do! There are a group of bloggers who do a teal mani every Tuesday, which I've watched with interest but never could commit to, so when I saw Gnarly Gnails post about it on Facebook I wanted to join in for this special Teal Tuesday. We are teaming up with Teal Toes in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness to coincide with National Wear Teal Day. Now don't worry, I'm not gonna subject you to my feet. Summer has not been kind to my tootsies and I have horrendous tan lines. Seriously, I could go out barefoot and people would still think I was wearing flip flops. But I did brave some teal on my fingers :)
I used 2 coats of China Glaze Exotic Encounters, a slighly dusty dark teal, over two coats of basecoat (these sort of colours hate me and stain me blue for weeks). On the accent nail I used 2 coats of Nubar Gem (pretty taupe holo sparkles). Then over the teal nails, I tried the cling film/saran wrap technique. But what is this crazyness? I hear you cry. Well, basically, you wait until the base colour is completely dry, paint a layer of a contrasting colour over the top (I used a Miss Sporty shimmerly gold) and then immediately pat it off using a scrunched up bit o' cling film and you are left with a pretty, marbled effect.
I didn't realise how awful my cuticles were until I was editing the pictures. I took them on the go (at a farm with my kids actually) and didn't have my usual cuticle pen or any lemony flutter with me. Apologies.
Check out the other awesome bloggers taking part :)