Long gone seem the days where I use to posts NOTD's and love a simple nail post. But for no real reason other than I'm been busying blogging about other things. So today with a new treasure of a nail polish shade I thought I would get back to my roots and write a good ol' fashioned nail post.
Recently Barry M have been one of the main brands for me when it came to new Autumn/Winter releases, releasing some amazing nail polish shades in their Gelly Hi-Shine range. The shade that instantly caught my attention was Paprika - think crisp burnt orange leaves. Much like all the shades in the Gelly range this applies a dream, only requires 1-2 coats and looks perfectly glossy on the nails.
As I'd had a week of wearing this on my nails and loving it I thought I'd re-apply and add a little nail art to see how Paprika looked as a base nail colour. So out came a dotting tool and my favourite opaque white nail polish from Avon - French White from an Avon French Manicure duo set and of course my NYC Clear Top Coat; the glossiest thing you can find on the high street for under £2.
How-to: Neat Polka Dot Nails
After a quick coat of Barry M Paprika (yes, that is only a single coat) I decided I'd give myself simply polka dots! If you are curious as to how to get a neat polka dots pattern instead of just going for it with a dotting tool then simply start with a vertical row of dots down the middle of the nail. Then generally 2 more lines either side inbetween the spaces of the initial dots. This creates an equal pattern and a much neater look that changes your nails from quickly done dots to pro polka dots!
I really like how these nails turned out and will be definitely trying more nail art out over this autumnal base colour.
Paprika, Mustard and Chilli are all shades I'd highly recommend from the new Barry M shades that will give instant autumnal nails!