Monday, 18 November 2013

Inky Fingers

love blue nail polish. Ice, baby, sky, cornflower, powder, turquoise, royal, midnight - you can bet if it's a shade of blue I'll wear it on my nails! Now that autumn is most definitely upon us I'm reacquainting myself with the darker shades in my polish collection and am currently sporting this delightfully inky, almost black offering from Rimmel - Pro Lycra in 400 Blue Vogue.

I got this polish early in the year but it's still readily available and excellent if you want something a little bit gothic but a little bit different to plain old black. It's also a great base coat for glitters, especially silver or blue.

Rimmel have kindly included one of those cleverly shaped brushes which fans out to cover the nail, making it mercifully easy to do your right hand, and the polish really only needs one coat for good coverage. Plus with a good base and top coat my pretty digits should last nicely for a few days, although I've never managed as many as 10! I used Seche Vite for my top coat (what else?) but sadly my Sally Hansen Diamond Strength base coat has suffered a serious case of the gloopies so I'm in the market for a new one. Any suggestions?


  1. I'm also a huge fan of blue polish and I love the deep blue one you feature here. I'm always on the lookout for very dark blues which don't look black. Nice post!

    atelier zozo

    1. Thank you :) Black is classic (and takes me on trips down my goth memory lane) but this is a perfect more modern alternative.