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GlamLac Black swatches

Hi again, you saw GlamLac White swatches (and some nail art) this morning, now I am back with GlamLac Black swatches and some more nail art! As of the nail art I am taking part of the All Things Nails Food Event (arranged by Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes & Anna from AnnaBean’s Nails) and have decided to put one of my most favourite food, sushi, on my nails :)

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GlamLac Black

Black is a licorice black polish with creme finish. The application of this polish was great, it was also very opaque. If applied properly one could get away with just one coat, I applied two on each nail except my pinky. As other GlamLac polishes it dried very fast and had a nice glossy finish (no top coat on the swatches).

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For the nail art I was inspired by Dee Nail Artist sushi nails. I mixed GlamLac Black and White and dabbed the mixture on my pinky, ring and half of middle finger creating a grey ‘textured’ base. I then added white circles with Colvin&Co Titanium White acrylic paint. I then added orange and green irregular dots with GlamLac Neon Orange, Pastel Peach and Sea Lover in the middle of the sushi rolls. I added tiny white stripes on top of the orange parts to create salmon look and grey shades on the white to create rice look. For the yellow I used Colvin&Co Lemon Yellow and Yellow Ochre. I finished the sushi rolls up by outlining them with black acrylic paint and topping them up with GlamLac Dry Me Fast top coat.

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On my thumb I tried to create salmon look :D I used GlamLac Neon Orange as the base and added Pastel Peach (you can see a swatch in my GlamLac pinks post) with a flat nail art brush. I then added some white stripes with White. Topped it all up with Dry Me Fast top coat as all my other nails.

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Overall I think that is a very unusual manicure but it was fun to create. My favourite part of the design was the salmon-looking thumb, it seriously looks like a piece of salmon lol

Thanks for reading and let me know what food manicures have you created? xoxox

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  1. Anastasia

    WoW! Such a great idea!)) Your thumb is so realistic!!

  2. Mina

    hahaha! LOVED, loved, LOVED! And your thumb is my favourite, too! So realistic! Well done, hun! And I always love checking your photos – so beautifully taken! :D
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    • A.J.

      Oo thank you so much :) !!

  3. Ali

    Seriously! Love the salmon so hard!

  4. Robin

    These look great! I love it when manicures are a bit “odd” and out of the box :) The salmon on your thumb looks perfect and I love your pictures with the chinese sticks!

    • A.J.

      Thank you :D sometimes I\’m a bit scared to do too wild designs but now seeing all the positive feedback I might do more :D

  5. Emily

    Oh wow that is so amazing! The polish is stunning and I love your design, the chop sticks are a great touch too! Fab pictures xx
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    • A.J.

      Thank you Emily!!!

  6. Anhy

    Yummy! Craving for sushi now *___*

    I especially love your thumb, such a great idea! And you have beautiful fingers, very long and thin *__* (hope that doesn’t sound weird haha)

    • A.J.

      Haha no I am so flattered, thank you for the kind words!! xx

  7. Squeaky Q

    This is so cute! And now I’m hungry for sushi ;”)
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  8. Very original :) I especially love the salmon art on your thumb, it looks so realistic! Your photos are gorgeous, as always!!
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