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Yellow and Grey Nail Art // Nails Inc Seven Dials and Smith & Cult Subnormal

Hey guys?  How are you?  Hope you’re having a good day!  If you’re not, take some time to do a bit of self-care.  Maybe have a nice bath, eat some good chocolate (Dairy Milk counts!) or do your nails.  That’s what I did today 🙂 (Note from future-Katie: I was too ill to finish off this post the same day, so by now the nails have all chipped haha!)  I haven’t had the energy to make much effort with my nails recently.  However, I got this super bright yellow nail polish in my Pink Parcel box and it was calling to me to use it!  So I decided to do a bit of yellow and grey nail art using Nails Inc Seven Dials* (yellow) and Smith & Cult Subnormal nail polishes.

Yellow and grey nail art Nails Inc Seven Dials Smith & Cult Subnormal

Nails Inc Seven Dials and Smith & Cult Subnormal

I have to be honest, I’d seen a preview of the three Nails Inc shades you could receive in the August Pink Parcel and literally thought, “oh god, I hope I don’t get that yellow one”.  Yellow just isn’t a colour I wear or particularly like.  But I swatched it on a piece of paper and was impressed with how opaque it was in one coat.  Plus I like how vibrant and bright it is, so decided to branch out and give it a go!

Not being a yellow fan, I had no real idea which colours it goes with.  So I did what any self-respecting Millennial would do and turned to Google 😀  I saw a lot of black and white, but was more struck with it being paired with grey.  I had a dig through my collection and picked out my Smith & Cult Subnormal nail polish, which is a gorgeous dove grey with a bluey undertone.  Yellow and grey nail art, here we come!

Yellow and grey nail art Nails Inc Seven Dials Smith & Cult Subnormal

Preparation

I did my usual base coat of Nails Inc Nail Kale, then used one coat of Subnormal (the grey) on all my nails.  

Dotting

Once that was touch-dry, I used a dotter tool to do different dotted patterns on three of the nails.  Although you need a steady hand, mine are a bit shaky… but the dotter tool makes it so much easier!  

Half Moon Manicure

Next up, I attempted a ‘half moon manicure’ on my ring fingers.  This is like a reverse French mani, leaving the bottom half moon area clear (or in this case, grey).  As the Nails Inc brush is wide and flat, this was bloody annoying to do!  It was pretty messy and hard to get a neat line, but it’s dried off a bit smoother.  For a shaky-handed ME sufferer, it’s not half bad haha!  

Yellow and grey nail art Nails Inc Seven Dials Smith & Cult Subnormal

Diagonals and Top Coat

Finally, on the thumbs I used the yellow to paint a diagonal line on the nails and fill in half the nail yellow.  Again, the wide brush made this kinda difficult, so it’s not perfect. I found that if you try and go back in with the yellow to neaten up too often, the polish gets a bit gloopy.  As usual, once touch-dry I finished the nails off with a coat of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat.


So overall I’d say that yellow and grey nail looks still aren’t my usual cup of tea, but for a fun change, I quite like them!  For all my other nails of the day posts, check out this link!


Have you done any fun nail art recently?  What’s your favourite nail polish at the moment?  Let me know in the comments or on social media! 🙂

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