It’s ‘nails of the day Monday’ again! I don’t plan to post this every Monday, I must just average out doing my nails once a week, haha.
Although it’s still cold and wet outside, I fancied something a bit brighter and more spring-like this week. I’ve worn a lot of deeper, darker colours recently but I can’t suppress the pinky/peach lover in me any longer!
For this week’s nails, I have used Barry M Sunset Nails in the shade Peach for the Stars. If you don’t already know, the Sunset Nails range is one which requires a special top-coat and then is meant to ‘cure’ in natural light. The idea is that they’re a bit like gel nails, but without the UV lamp! I reviewed the range and their actual performance here a while back so feel free to take a look, as I’ve reviewed longevity etc in more detail there.
I used a Nails Inc base coat – now in theory you’re not meant to use a base coat. They say the Sunset Nails work better straight onto the nails, but I find that they stain if I do that so I’d rather sacrifice longevity and not have stained nails in this case. You can see how long this polish lasted in this post, from a previous NOTD!
I then applied just one coat of Peach for the Stars (I was in a bit of a rush, but it’s also pretty creamy and opaque so one coat looks fine). On the ring fingers, I tapped some chunky gold glitter over the tacky (still slightly wet) polish. I then sealed it all in with the Sunset Nails topcoat. You are advised to use the Barry M Sunset Nails topcoat for the curing to work effectively.
I really like the combination of peach and gold, and it’s definitely something I’ll do again. I think it’ll look lovely during the summer too!
What do you think of this combo? Have you tried the Sunset range, or any home-curing nail polishes? Let me know in the comments!
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