Today I have a special polish to share with you. When anyone talks about flakie polishes, I always say they’re not my cup of tea but Fox and Owl Polish have so many gorgeous flakies that I think I will have to change my answer. I dedicated this mani to @selenadee_nails on Instagram using #sparklesforayla. Selena lost baby Ayla at 38 weeks. The Instagram nail community have banded together to show Selena that we all care for her. Losing a child would be one of the hardest things to go through. You can send her wishes on Instagram or do your own mani to show support.

Natural light
Macro in lightbox
I used a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. This is three coats. I had to get a new bottle as my original has tiny lumps in it that I can’t get rid of. Then on my middle finger I used Love Angeline Stuck On Love nail stencils. I layered OPI You’re Such A Budapest over the stencil to create the large dots. This time I cut the stencils down so that they only just covered my nail bed. The circles didn’t turn out as crisp as I would have liked so next time I’ll stick to cutting them in half like I normally do. The other nails all have one dabbed coat of Fox and Owl She’s a Princess. This polish looks amazing when the light hits it. The polish has matte purple glitters in various shades and sizes with flakies in lots of shapes and sizes. 

In natural light
In lightbox
In natural light
I then added a Born Pretty Store bow that they sent me. You can get 10% off at Born Pretty Store by using code ALAX31. I originally struggled to get the bow to stick but filing the back of the bow and using good nail glue made it stick for over a day. There are lots of designs and colours to choose from too. These photos are afte a day of wear on the polish. The tip wear is very small for compared to what I usually get. 
Born Pretty Store Code ALAX31
These nails are also my contribution to Nail That Accent’s OMD2 nail art contest for Lavender day. I would love to put an entry in for every day but I’m just going to have to settle for what my health allows. 
Nail fail
I tried to do a mani a week ago to showcase this polish but it didn’t turn out how I wanted. So we shall never speak of it again 😉
Do you like Fox and Owl She’s a Princess? Or do you have another favourite flakie polish? 
Alinta McMurdo