Monday, April 28, 2014

... AN Monday - Subtle/Neutral ...

Hurrah! It's AN Monday!! Todays theme is "Subtle/Neutral" so I've chosen to go with a Shellac colour with stamping and gemstones.  Now I haven't had a gel colour appear on the blog before so feel loved that you are witnessing this moment!!

Originally I was going to just go for a simple French mani but I saw this design on a stamping plate and thought it would work well.

So this is 2 coats of Shellac "Beau" with stamping on top using Konad White. I was really impressed with Shellac Beau to be honest. Even though it's on the sheer side, it still managed to cover up things like stains that I had on my nails previously that I'm trying to grow out. The stamping is from a plate I brought from Cheeky that seems to be the L plate. I've just rotated the image so that it runs along the nail.

I added the gemstones as a last minute thing as I felt it needed something else. I really like the combo but I can see I need to do a lot more practice with placing the gemstones down where I want them to go!

Even though this mani has some major visible nail line going on, I really like it. It's simple yet effective. I really think I'll be revisiting this in the future if I have an event where I need my nails to sport something subtle.

Now I wanted to point this out incase you haven't had a bottle of Shellac before in your little hands. The packaging shows how sheer it is! I love that and it's so simple!! How I wish general nail polish came with a similar system!! I would have saved a lot of money on things that I thought were something they weren't.

Wanna see more Aussie Nails? Check out these links or check out #anmonday on Instagram!

Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Ann - Nailovelogy
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails
Erin Wu -  @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tammy - @ohmygoshpolish
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Briana -


  1. I thought the stamps were swans, lol. Really nice and subtle mani!

    1. OMG! How did I not see that!!! Now I can't unsee swans!! HA HA HA. Pretty swans :)

  2. This is so pretty! Subtle, elegant and so feminine!


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