Firstly I put on a coat of the wonderful Fast Track by China Glaze. It is a lovely taupe colour with gold shimmer. It is very subtle but very pretty. It featured in my October Beauty Chart. The formula is really nice although it does need a 2 or 3 coats to become totally opaque.
I decided that although it is one of my favourite polishes I wanted to jazz it up a bit for the sake of being festive so I did a ring finger feature nail.
For this I used my go to easy nail polish Barry M's Gold Foil. This stuff is amazing, one coat perfection and dries very quickly. I often put this on if my nails are bare and I want to make it look like I've made a bit more of an effort than I have for a night out.
I drew a diagonal line across my nail freehand and then filled in the top part of my nail. It did take a bit of concentration to make it look neat but I liked the effect it gave. However it did make the proportions look a little off so I decided to add another colour into the mix.
I chose Warm and Fozzie by OPI (which is very similar to Barry M's Copper). I added this, again in a diagonal to the top third of my finger nail. The formula on this one wasn't quite as nice as I was hoping, it took quite a while to dry but that might have been because of all of the layers previously.
I finished my nails off with a coat of Sally Hansen's Maximum Growth Top Coat. This helped blend the layers together and gave extra shine to all my nails.
Here you can see a close up of the feature nail (apologies for the state of my cuticles). I really liked the effect of having just one extra special nail amongst a hand of fairly subtle nails. This is definitely a look that I will do again, I may even try out the pattern in other colours as well. The staying power on this was amazing, it didn't really chip other than a little bit of tip wear and probably would have lasted longer than a week had I not have wanted a change.