I love painting my nails and I’m always changing the colour of them. I don’t have a particular favourite shade and I like both bright and dark colours, so when it comes to deciding on a colour it usually takes me a while!
I love making colour wheels to show some of my most used and favourite nail varnishes from my collection.
I think colour wheels are great for choosing what to go for when you’re undecided, as you can just place them on your nails until one catches your eye.
Much better and less time consuming than painting your nails with a few different choices to see which you prefer.
1. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Lychee – Probably one of my most used colours as it goes with anything and is a really flattering nude as it’s not too pale.
2. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint with Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter Nail Paint over the top.
3. Barry M Nail Paint in Rose Quartz Glitter – A gold glitter with iridescent micro-glitters.
4. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Dragon – Beautiful rose-pink which is flattering for short nails.
5. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Prickly Pear – Lovely pastel purple.
6. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Prickly Pear with Barry M Nail Paint in Rose Quartz Glitter over the top.
7. Barry M Magnetic in Magnetic Violet – I love this concept! This shows the colour on it’s own and nails 10 and 12 show when used with the magnet to create patterns.
8. Barry M Magnetic in Magnetic Violet with Barry M Nail Paint in Rose Quartz Glitter over the top.
9. Miss Sporty Fantasy Holographic Effect in 020 Steelusion – Blue/grey glitter.
10. Barry M Magnetic in Magnetic Violet – With some wave patterns created with the magnet in the lid of the nail varnish.
When done well the patterns can look quite striking and bold as you can use the magnet to create vertical and horizontal stripes or waves depending on how you move the magnet over the nail.
11. Rimmel Lasting Finish in Your Majesty – Bright silver which I love to paint the tips of my nails in over another colour.
12. Barry M Magnetic in Magnetic Violet – With horizontal stripes created using the magnet.
13. Miss Sporty Clubbing Colours Quick Dry 205 Planet Pink – I love this metallic purple/pink and it’s a really flattering colour.
14. Miss Sporty Lasting Colour in shade 548 – I can’t seem to find the name of this on their website but it has the number on the bottle.
It’s hard to describe but it’s a pale violet/grey kind of colour which I am really loving at the moment with the Miss Sporty Fantasy Holographic Effect in Steelusion over the top.
15. Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 080 Fatal Black with Barry M Nail Paint in Rose Quartz Glitter over the top.
16. Miss Sporty Lasting Colour 080 Fatal Black – Everyone needs a black nail varnish and after two coats this is a perfect jet black.
17. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Passion Fruit – I love this bold orange/red! Beautiful shade for summer and looks great on toes.
18. Miss Sporty Clubbing Colours Quick Dry in 326 Orange Crush – A bright orange perfect for summer and on toes.
As you can probably tell I am a big fan of Barry M and Miss Sporty Nail varnishes. They’re both such quick drying nail varnishes and dry with a shine. I love Miss Sporty for their value as they are very reasonably priced starting from around £1.99 and they dry so quick.
Barry M nail varnishes are such great quality and last ages without chipping. I really like their Gelly range and have been reaching for these more recently, as I find them to be a lot shinier and they give a ‘gel’ and ‘wet’ nail look.
I also like to experiment with nail stickers and like to paint at least one nail a different colour or with some glitter for a bit of variation, so I’ve also made some nail wheels with different designs on which I usually do on one or two nails.
Above is nail wheel with some added nail stickers which I would usually only apply to one or two nails.
I bought the stickers off eBay in a pack of about 10 strips and I chose ones with simple, delicate flower patterns.
I’ve shown just a few examples of how I like to use them and I don’t like the nail to look too fussy with too many stickers so I’ve kept them quite simple, which I think looks prettier and more effective.
Have you tried creating a nail wheel to show all your nail varnishes in a convenient way?