Hope you all enjoyed the weekend! I've been swatching the pile of new polishes like mad but I'm nowhere near finished :) Meanwhile I'll show you a simple manicure using two new Illamasqua polishes Charisma and Creator. You can see the review and full swatches of these two polishes here.
Firstly, I painted my nails with Charisma (which is stunning by the way) and then I applied two pieces of tape leaving a gap. Then I painted over the gap creating the diagonal stripe. I haven't used a topcoat just to keep the plastic look Creator did.
I really like the clash of finishes here - perfectly shiny and smooth Charisma versus gritty and glittery Creator.