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Wail: LiL Challenge: Blue!

Hey everyone!
I'm writing this post from my garden since it's all sunny and hot still! (Trying to get a tan!)

So today I bring you my blue nails for Life in Lacquer's July Nail Art Challenge!

I used 4 polishes in total, though one can look a bit more like a purple (and one actually is a purple!) and also had the help of a couple of different sized dotting tools and a makeup sponge.

The dotted swirls design is one I found on "Try My Hand". You can find the original post here!

The polishes I used are...

Rimmel London's Metal Rush in the shade "Royal Blue". This polish is a multi-chrome which flicks between shades of silver, blue, green and purple depending on the light, though is mostly blue and purple in shade.

For the dots I used Nails Inc's "The Mall" which is one of my all-time favourite polishes ever! It's a very pretty metallic royal blue shade with as slight purple hue. 

For my ring finger, I first used a coat of Revlon's "Plum Night" which again is one of my all-time favourite polishes. I was gutted when I heard they discontinued it, but earlier this year I found out that it was back! So maybe it wasn't discontinued at all! It's a very nice deep purple creme polish.

Using my make-up sponge, I dabbed Barry M's "Pacific" from their Aquarium collection, over the tip of my plum nail. It didn't really work too well as the shimmer didn't gradient very nicely- but never mine!

And that's it! Thank you for reading and see you all either tomorrow or Friday! (Hopefully tomorrow!)
Enjoy the sunshine while it's here!


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