#glamnailschallengejuly – Ladybugs

Hello! It’s the third prompt in the #glamnailschallenge today, which is Ladybugs. Or ladybirds as they are known in the UK.

#glamnailschallengejuly - Ladybirds
#glamnailschallengejuly – Ladybirds

What I used:

  • Khroma Float Flottement (mint green creme)
  • Rimmel Hot Gossip (red creme)
  • MoYou London Black Knight (black stamping polish)
  • MoYou London Princess plate 10
  • Ubermat
  • NYC Grand Central Station (clear polish)
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow
  • Creative Shop Stamper

I started out making my ladybird decals. I painted clear polish on my Ubermat, then when it was dry, stamped on the ladybirds. I then painted them red using Hit Gossip. It dawned on me later that I wasn’t wearing my glasses when I painted them, and indeed, they are a bit messy! But it adds to the charm (at least that’s what I’m telling myself).

#glamnailschallengejuly - Ladybugs
#glamnailschallengejuly – Ladybugs

While the decals were drying out, I painted my nails with three coats of the mint green. Khroma seems to be something to be a Kardashian brand, so I didn’t have high expectations of it, especially as I picked it up in a two-pack at Poundland. It was ok, levelled reasonably well, though it did dry to show off my nail ridges more than I’d like. I had to use three coats to cover a lovely blue stain my last mani left me with!

Once the decals had dried out, I peeled them off the mat, trimmed to approximate size, and applied to my nail. I melted away the excess using my clean up brush and acetone. I still haven’t got the knack of cleaning up decals, managed to get black and red polish all in my cuticles. ¬†It looked ok to the eye, but the camera picks up every tiny speck! Finally a coat of HK Girl to protect everything.

#glamnailschallengejuly - Ladybugs
#glamnailschallengejuly – Ladybugs

I really liked these! Unfortunately they didn’t last long as I broke a chunk of nail off on my car door so I had to perform a teabag repair. Cute while they latest though!

See you soon,


Jo x

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