Thursday, 21 July 2011

Custom Blend NOTD: Nails fit for a Princess.... or Graduate

When it hit Twitter that Kate Middleton was wearing Bourjois Rose Lounge on her wedding day, I mentally noted it down alongside a million other products on my to-try list (product junkie sympton number 1...).

So, when planning my nail colour for graduation a good week or so before the big day, (symptom number 2...) I knew exactly what I was going for!

The result was a very sheer colour - as expected - and after 3 coats I wasn't really diggin' it (old school phrase right there..!).  So, I did exactly what K Midd did and created my own custom colour.  I layered a coat of Barry M's Strawberry Ice Cream - to give a pinkier tone - underneath another coat of the Bourjois to tone it down again.

The result was the exact colour I craved - near enough to my favourite Essie colour 'Luscious Lips' that I have used up and never got around to repurchasing.




So there we have it - my new favourite custom blend pink!  I can't believe I've never mixed nail varnishes before - this has opened up a entirely new range of possibilites!

Do you have a favourite combination of colours to wear? xxx

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful shade! These are the exact coloured nails I've been yearning for, I'll have to buy the Bourjois nail polish!

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  2. Oh that is such a good idea! And it looks so pretty!!

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  3. Love this! Never thought of mixing my own nail polish shades before!

    I havent even thought what colour i will be sporting on my nails for my Graduation on Saturday!

    xxx

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  4. so pretty! wish we had Barry M here! xx

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  5. i love that muted pink color! perfect for a graduate- not in your face *bam* pink, it's a perfect pink that says "hey im here! im not loud, im really polite" (: haha dont ask wtf im talking about but my favorite colors are both that nude pink and one is by essie called french affair and the other is by finger paints (not sure if you have that in the uk) called brushstroke blush- def. worth checking out once your others goop up

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  6. this is a really pretty shade worked out great for you :D

    shel xx

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  7. Ooh what a gorgeous pink! I have both colours so will have to try it out :) you look lovely in your graduation post, your hair is amazing! x

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  8. This is such a pretty pink! :) I love it, I should start mixing nail polishes too.. did you ever find the perfect shade for work? :)

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  9. Such a beautiful colour, it's like the perfect baby pink! x

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  10. Wow... So romantic color. I love it!
    Follow each other?

    http://www.allamodaeconstile.com/

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  11. this looks lovely, such a pretty feminine finish.

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  12. PS just letting you know, i nominated you for the one lovely blog award!xo
    stilettosandcigarettes

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  13. Thank you for all your comments girls!
    @Yu - I think this is may be the colour I was searching for!! xx
    @Erica - Thank you! I will definitely be purchasing the Essie shade in the future!! xx
    @Hannah - Thank you so much sweetheart - will take a look now! xx

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  14. I never think to mix nail varnishes but it sounds so obvious now haha! Love that colour, perfect pink xx

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  15. @Charlotte - I can't believe I didn't think of it either! Kate Middleton has a lot to answer for..!! xx

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