Foiled Pebble Beach

As I promised before I have some nails for you guys today and some simple nail art on those nails!


I hadn't used any foils for quite a while so I decided to dig them up and do some simple nail art that included foils. I used two coats of Lumene Pebble Beach / Silokallio as my base color. Then I just applied randomly some foil glue trying to get somewhat gradient pattern on the nails and then used that silver holographic foil. At first I thought I didn't get exactly the gradient look I was trying to go for, but in the end I still ended up liking this effect very much. 

I really liked this Lumene polish as well! If you are not familiar with the brand, Lumene is a Finnish skincare and makeup brand that has a great gel effect nails polish line too. I haven't bought Lumene polishes for a while, not that I didn't want to or anything like that, but the second I saw the new neutral fall shades, I knew I had to buy at least one of them. I decided to go with this Pebble Beach / Silokallio shade as it's such a beautiful lilac leaning neutral shade or maybe a light mauve. It has pretty great formula for such a light shade, I only needed two coats for full coverage.

Also, I think it's quite sweet that Lumene nail polishes still have both English and Finnish names. And many times they aren't exact translations like with this one. The English name, Pebble Beach, reminds me mostly of those pebbled beaches in Croatia. Then again the Finnish name, Silokallio, means that smooth bedrock that was sculptured by the ice age. This is something that's very Finnish to me and something that I've gotten so used to. You know, I mean something like this:

This is a picture from the island shore where my family's summer house is. This particular photo is from 2013 but I have so so many photos like this with different seasons and hundreds sunsets, all of them different from another of course. And no, I did not enhance the colors, the sunset was just like that! It's the view that's pretty much the most familiar to me. So it's safe to say that I really love the name of this polish, both the English version and the Finnish version.


Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Lumene Pebble Beach / Silokallio (2 coats)
Nail art: Foil + foil glue
Top coat: Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat

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