Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block

August 25, 2016

I’m back today to participate in the monthly link-up with the girls from Paint All The Nails, a group of supremely talented bloggers who make blogging just that much more fun! This month our nail art prompt was Colour Block which I was super excited about as I just love ALL colour block mani’s. It really is one of my favourite style, though one that I don’t do too often. I totally need to change that after this one though!


I knew I wanted a negative space type feel to my colour block as it’s one of my favourites to play with. When researching for this link-up I came across THESE fabulous nails by the talented Sarah at Chalkboard Nails and just HAD to use them as my inspiration which you can clearly see.


For this manicure I used all gel polish from Opallac. I started off recreating from Sarah’s manicure first, which shows the nude and red in the manicure.

My base is Soy Capp, and the red I used is called Seductress. I loved it just as it was but decided to take the manicure a little further and add a third colour, Thunderstruck, the shimmery dark grey gel. I then added a little silver triangle stud to finish the look. I topped off my manicure with Opallac’s UV Topcoat.

Can I tell you how proud I am of this manicure? For looks like this, with polish, I would normally use striping tape to create my lines. However with this being gel polish, and striping tape not being the Β best medium to work with with it, I decided to freehand my lines with a super thin nail art brush. Guys… I NEVER free hand. So, I am really happy with how these turned out!




I really adored these and want to try them again as soon as I can, but with different colours next time. They looked so smart and edgy on!

Would you wear something like this?

If you’re interested in the Opallac Gel Polishes you can get hold of them from Priceline Pharmacies Australia-wide, or you can purchase them via their website.

Don’t forget to go and check out the other Colour Block manicures the girls have created via the link-up below. They’ll be adding their links throughout the day (I am super early with my post, because busy)


Chris xx
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  • These are absolutely stunning Christine!! I really love them. The triangle stud made the perfect finishing touch!

    • Thankyou! I was not sure about the triangle stud at first, but glad I put it on there as that nail looked bare to me a little xx

  • Rosalia Pano

    loved this mani!!! it is beautiful and classy and super cool πŸ™‚

  • Awesome design! Love your inspiration and your lines are sooo good!

    • Thanks Lucie! I’m excited to recreate your design soon!

  • Modern, clean, that stud! So much awesome here Christine! <3

    • Thanks Jenny, I really enjoyed this look xx

  • These are just phenomenal! I love everything about them – the colors, the design, and the 3D stud. Great work <3

    • Thankyou Emily xx I could happily have worn them around for days. They excited me xx

  • Could I be more in love with this look? Just perfect πŸ’œ Beautiful freehand lines too!

  • You should totally be proud because they are amazing! I could not even tell that they were not done with striping tape, your lines look great. And red, always a great choice.