It’s been forever, I know. I haven’t felt much like posting lately, much less doing my nails. I’ve just been slapping on a color and that’s about it.
But new friends, new fun.
Day 17 is glitter nails. I love to add glitter, so it was hard to pick one design. I found one that had purple, which is my favorite color.
Ring finger has a coat of “Pumping Iron”, by Sally Hansen, then a couple layers of “Trchno”, by China Glaze (Christmas present from sister).
Other nails have a coverage of “Tempest”, by Sinful Colors with the Trchno on the cuticles.
It was a little difficult to choose a pattern, mostly because they ranged so much in difficulty. It took me a while to find the pattern I used, but it was relatively easy to execute.
First I did a couple coats of “Earthy Angel”, by Color Club, mostly because this particular polish requires a couple coats for full coverage. Then, I painted the steps in “Indigo Night”, by Revlon Color Stay. I started with the outline of steps, leaving a triangle near the cuticle. This, once the steps had dried a bit, I filed in with “Burnt Orange”, by NYC (New York Color).
I didn’t like my first go, but I feel that the intent of this challenge is to do the design yourself so I let it live for a day. Then I got rid of it and used one of the Jamberrys my aunt got me for Christmas.
My first go was a couple coats of “From Sheer to Eternity”, by Sinful Colors with a thin line of “Ardoise”, also a Sinful Colors.
After a day or so I got rid of it, I really didn’t like the colors together. They didn’t turn out well. So I tried the Jamberry set my aunt had gotten me for Christmas. It came with three patterns and I used one, alternating among the nails. First I did a good coat on all the nails of “Gold Medal”, by Sinful Colors.
As we all know, during the holidays it gets really hectic. So I’m a little behind in my posts.
It’s a little hard to see, but the accent nail has red dots (ornaments) on it.
Ruby Ruby, by Sinful Colors
Accent nail had a base of Envy (Sinful Colors), topped by Rain Forest (Revlon Colorstay). Then dots of the red. I got several compliments on these. Except, like I said, it was hard to see the dots.
I had these during the week of Christmas. They got messed up on Christmas night while I was washing dishes from my amazingly delicious and successful Christmas dinner, that I made myself.
Thumb: A couple coats to get complete coverage of Energy Source, by L.A. Colors
Pointer: A couple coats of Sugar Coat (Wet n Wild), then a layer of Dazzle Me (Pure Ice) at the cuticle.
Middle & Pinkie: Sugar Coat, by Wet n Wild
Ring: A base of Sugar Coat, then a chevron of Pedal to the Medal (Maybelline Color Show), covered with a layer of Dazzle Me. Then a thinner chevron of Energy Source.
My Christmas Dinner: Pork Tenderloin in a Balsamic Glaze. Thank you Pinterest!
So I had these nails for several days and I got lots of compliments. And they definitely met the “makes me smile” rule.
Thumb & Ring Finger
Base of Elephant Walk, by China Glaze (Found at TJMaxx!!), with several coats of Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors.
Base of Elephant Walk; snowman made using Energy Source, by L.A. Colors (white) and Black Creme, by Wet n Wild (black).
Middle Finger and Pinkie
Base of Energy Source; dots and snowflakes made with Pedal to the Metal, by Maybelline Color Show.
So this week I’ve got a couple photos for this post as I’ve gotten a little behind. So let’s recap:
My sister sent me an idea via Facebook and it was so cute I just had to try it. The execution was really simple, I just used my dot making tools. I made the bigger dots in the darker red first and then filled in the empty spaces with the brighter red. I got a lot of compliments on it and it definitely met my “Makes Me Smile” rule.
French White, by Nina Ultra Pro
Delicious, by Revlon Color Stay (Bright Red)
Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club (Dark Red)
Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors (Sparkle)
I also redid the toes for season.
Indigo Night, by Revlon Color Stay
French White, by Nina Ultra Pro
And finally, my current set. I liked the seasonal look of plaid with red, I just didn’t feel like I could do the plaid myself.
Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club
Dizzy, by L.A. Colors, Color Craze
and Green Design Solutions
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