Tuesday, 25 September 2012

NOTD: Illamasqua Scorn and Barry M Black

Another super quick post today, I've been busy trying to get myself organised for going back to uni next week and I haven't really had time to take the photographs I need for my draft posts (plus it has been so dark and gloomy here recently so the lighting has not been good) so I'm posting yet another NOTD.

This is Scorn by Illamasqua with Barry M's Black on the tips. I could've technically used a clear top coat on the tips instead of using the Barry M.

I must apologise for the state of my nails. The red that I had on before this seriously stained my nails (despite using a base coat) and I just can't get it out of my cuticles, and using varnish remover on it seemed to make it worse, and then I managed to get Scorn everywhere and it's all just a bit of a big mess. My nails are still breaking all the time and I can't seem to get them to grow any longer. I may have to go and get some more imPRESS nails to use while they are growing out.

I quite like having glossy tips on a matte base, it's a bit more interesting than having just matte nails, and it was super quick to do. I really miss having long nails...

Do you have any tips for growing nails?

Disclosure: I bought these myself.


  1. Replies
    1. It's different isn't it? It's super easy and quick too. :)

  2. Glossy tips on a matte base, never thought of that, looks amazing btw, have you tryed using a cotton swab with strong acetone, the few times i paint them, being so little, i get nail polish all around, the cotton swab it's my savior.
    When i try to let them grow i always use a nail treatmente from DIKLA a swiss professional brand, check it out, i do think it works and makes the natural nail looks nice.

    1. It's a great way to mix up black nails a bit!

      I haven't tried using a cotton swab, I thought about it but a lot of it is so close to the nail that I didn't think it would work, I'll definitely give it a go and check out DIKLA. Thank you for all the advice!

  3. I love this manicure! I've seen this same combo used with a moon mani which looked really beautiful! It's funny because I am just about to take my nail polish off ready for painting them tomorrow! It's glitter so it's going to take a while! I picked up a cool tip last week for tidying up the nail polish around the cuticles - use a small slanted eyeshadow brush dipped in nail polish remover and gently sweep it away! It's great for precision clean ups!

    I don't know much about nail growth but I would say just be careful not to knock them! One of my thumb nails broke a little other the weekend but luckily it wasn't too far down my nail so I've just filed both thumbs to look the same! ~♥~

    1. It would look lovely with a moon mani! I generally avoid glitter these days unless I know I have the time to get it off! I wrap them up in foil after putting the remover pad on them and that speeds it up a lot. The eyeshadow brush is such a good idea! I never would have thought about using brushes, I'll have a look around for a really cheap one and see how it goes.

      That's definitely easier said then done, hehe! I feel like I'm always knocking them when I'm trying to be careful! I think I may have cut them all really short again because the middle finger has split really down now. Frustrating!

  4. I have tagged you in the liebster blog award!
    Katherine :) xxx

    1. Thank you for the nomination! :) xx

  5. Wowww it's gorgeous! Wish I had nice nails :)x


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