Nail Crazies Unite challenge – Red & Black

Hello everyone! I hope you managed to find me OK after I moved the blog to it’s new home! It’s quite exciting to have my own domain and everything, I’m thinking about throwing a little moving in giveaway soon. Watch this space! 🙂

So today is the next prompt in the Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge. Red and black. Quite a dramatic combo. I wanted to start with a  pretty red base, then cover it with black but still let bits of red peek out. The red I chose is Freckles Polish Santa Baby, which is a scarlet jelly with gold flakies. Here it is on it’s own:

Freckles Polish Santa Baby
Freckles Polish Santa Baby
Freckles Polish Santa Baby
Freckles Polish Santa Baby

Freckles Polish is on a break at the moment, but if you follow maker Julieann on Instagram or Facebook you can find out when she starts up again.

I wore it like this for a day or so, then added the black.

Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge - Red and Black
Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge – Red and Black

What I used:

Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge - Red and Black
Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge – Red and Black

I needed an opaque black for this, and Rimmel Black Out just about did the job, though I did have to use a thick coat to stop the red showing through. My lines ended up thicker than I had planned, due to using vinyls rather than striping tape. I loathe striping tape though, irritating fiddly stuff that never stays where it should!

Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge - Red and Black
Nail Crazies Unite nail art challenge – Red and Black

This ended up being a very different look for me, but I liked it! However, after several manis involving black recently, I’m craving something lighter next.

See you soon,

Love,

Jo x

Here’s what the rest of the Nail Crazies have come up with!

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