Thursday, March 2, 2017

Neutral Nails

I love a good neutral every now and then, even though brights are more my style! If I'm being honest, I've been wanting to neutrals a bit more often since the release of KBShimmers's Office Space Collection....which makes no sense as I have no office polish restrictions!  But I guess the collection brought neutrals to the forefront a little, at least in my mind!  This mani is inspired by nails my daughter was wearing not too long ago; she goes to the salon and usually gets a neutral nail with a sparkle accent as she does have a neutral polish policy at her work.  These nails mimicked the ones she came home with that night although the stamping doesn't make them all that neutral looking!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of DND 487 Fairy Dream with accent of KBShimmer A Hint of Manila. I picked up the DND set that is a polish with matching gel polish; this is the nail polish.  (I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the matching gel polish as I don't do gel polish....but that's another story!)

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Stamped using an image from XY-B01 (acrylic plate) using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

I painted metal studs metal to match the stamping, then added to accent.  Thanks so much to Pretty Pittie who had commented on a prior post for the tip to put the metal studs on the lint roller sheet to secure and then paint them.  I did this here and it worked perfectly!  Look for more matchy studs to polish mani's in the future now that I can easily paint them!

Applied final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

I have another request!  I'm in love with the mix of glitter/holo in this KBShimmer polish; can anyone recommend something similar but in a charcoal/dark grey finish?  Thanks so much!

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is beautiful. I love the way you painted the studs to match. The lint roller idea is so smart! Thanks for sharing.

  2. For your sparkly dark grey holo, you might look at some of ILNP's greys. While they don't have the glitter of the KBShimmer in your post, they do have a mix of holo pigment and flakes, which gives them extra sparkle. I was thinking specifically of La Catedral for you, but you can check them all out here:

    1. Thanks for the tip; I *think* I have that one!

  3. Gorgeous and although I also love a bright mani, this is stunning. I lace image you've used is perfect and I love the contrast with the black.
    Vicky x

  4. That was definitely a great collection so I don't blame you! And I love this nail art :)


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