Friday 27 February 2015

Glitter Stripes Nail Art with Color Club

Some more stripy nail art today. Stripes are so simple to create with a bit of tape but I think they give a great effect. I've been wearing this mani for a few days now and I really love it, plus it involves my favourite polish brand, Color Club.

The inspiration for this design came from @nailsby_ana on Instagram. She used Color Club glitter, applied with a sponge, and vinyl stencils to make chevrons and it looked amazing. It reminded me that I also have the same glitter polishes, and haven't used them in ages, so this was a perfect way to utilise them.

I don't own any nail stencils (yet!) so I just went with simple diagonal stripes using nail art tape, and jazzed it up by using two different base colours. The secret to this design was using a sponge to apply the glitter polish, rather than simply painting it on. This means lots of glitter adheres to the nails without the excess base liquid, so when the tape is peeled away it leaves a sharp straight line.

All three polishes are from Color Club, a brand that's really hard to buy in the UK but occasionally they do pop up in TK Maxx. Every polish I've tried from them has been beautiful. The grey and purple shades are from the Girl About Town collection (reviewed here) and the glitter is from Beyond the Mistletoe. I didn't use a top coat for this manicure, simply because it would have taken several coats to fully smooth out the glitter and I just don't think it needed it.

Polishes Used

  • Color Club - Silver Lake (link)
  • Color Club - Sugarplum Fairy (link)
  • Color Club - Wicker Park (link)

I took this closeup photo by accident but I actually think it looks pretty cool!

Sorry for the excess of pictures, I always get a bit carried away when I really love a manicure - plus I had Chandelier by Sia playing in the background and was having a great time! Anyone else love to belt out that song whenever it comes on?! Also let me know in the comments if you know a good place to buy Color Club polishes...


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  1. Hi Amy,
    this is a gorgeous manicure! I love the combination of the two colours with the silver glitter.
    I've been reading so much about Color Club polish online, but I couldn't lay my hands on them yet. They don't sell here in Germany as far as I know and most UK sellers don't ship polish here neither.
    Well, enough with the complaints! Love your mani, Happy Friday

    1. Thank you Pia! Yes I've been seeing a lot of their new collections on instagram and it makes me very jealous! Of course there are so many lovely brands available here, I shouldn't complain, typical me wanting what I can't get! x

  2. I lurrrve the colours and the sparkle... Nail Polish Direct stock Color Club but they're a little more pricey than we're used to in TKMaxx lol ;) x

    1. Aw thank you! Nail Polish Direct seem to be getting all the good stuff at the moment, I really need to check them out! And I did hear this week that Color Club are going to start shipping direct to the UK but who knows how much that might cost.. xx

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