Nails #20

Base Coat | Nails Inc A&E Nourishing Base Coat
Colour | Essie Avenue Mountain
Glitter | Barry M Masquerade
Top Coat | Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat

I know it’s January and I know I probably shouldn’t still be wearing glitter polishes but I’m not ready to let go yet. I guess I also want to add a bit of sparkle to what can be a rather dull day in January.

Essie Avenue Mountain is a bright mid-blue that is almost opaque in 1 coat but I like to apply 2 coats just to be sure. I’ve been wanting to pair it with Barry M Masquerade for some time now as I had a feeling they would really compliment each other. Masquerade is a stunning glitter topper that has a clear base with small and micro hex glitters in purple, pink turquoise and silver. I applied two coats to my ring finger on both hands and the glitter particles applied evenly without having to dab them. I think these polishes are really pretty together.

What are you wearing on your nails this week?
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  • Josie

    Wow that Essie shade is very unusual! Right now i’m loving matte, nude nails!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

    • Ioanna

      It’s lovely! Ou I’ve never tried a matte nude I don’t think, sounds lovely xx

  • jade

    what a lovely blog post!!

    had a great read!!

    love your blog

    would love to see you over on my blog


    • Ioanna

      thanks, sure I’ll take a look xx

  • Wow Avenue Mountain looks like such a gorgeous shade, not one that would come to mind when thinking of shades but I like how different it is :) The glitter top coat really sets this mani off :)

    Charlee XO |

    • Ioanna

      It is gorgeous, completely agree. I’m glad you think so :) xx

  • I’m still loving glitter at the moment too, and that shade is particularly lovely!
    emmerliejay x

    • Ioanna

      I’m pleased to hear it’s not just me then :) xx

  • Adore the blue colour. Absolutely lovely and super eye catching. x

    • Ioanna

      I agree, it’s lovely xx

  • Blue nail polish is my absolute favourite, especially when paired with glitter! xo

    • Ioanna

      yay, glad you like it Jennie. xx

  • that blue shade on your nails is so pretty!

    from helen at

    ps. there’s a £60 skincare giveaway on my blog here, if you fancy joining!

    • Ioanna

      thank you very much Helen xx

  • I love the shape of your nails! You must do a filing tutorial, it’s something I desperately need help with!

    Petite Pomme

    • Ioanna

      thank you Petite Pomme, sure I’ll definitely try and do a filing tutorial sometime. What exactly do you need help with? xx