NotD / Nail Art
Yay for titles made from the names of polishes used! I did some pretty pastel nails for my Happy Halfiversary (you know, the 6-month mark of being married!) manicure.
I love layering glitter over cremes, and I love mint green with pastel pink... Yes, I am very happy with how it all turned out! I also love finding cheap polishes that I can fall in love with. Here are the polishes I used:
Finger Paints Hue Left A Message? is an adorable micro glitter which only has a cameo in this manicure. Pure Ice Home Run, a wonderful mint green creme - I used two coats as my base! Nyx Girls Dreamy Glitter, and Revlon Whimsical. Then I added nail art stickers to a couple nails as accents.
|- One week to go on my giveaway, which includes a bottle of Whimsical! -|
I used one coat of Whimsical over Home Run, which didn't alter the color at all because Whimsical has a similar base color that is very sheer. You can transform it quite easily, so rather than use 4-plus coats of it alone I prefer it for layering. After Whimsical I tried a thin coat of Hue Left A Message? on my middle finger, but the glitter was still more concentrated than I wanted. I moved on!
The next polish was Dreamy Glitter, a mix of pastel pink stars, iridescent hexes and small iridescent glitter in a translucent pink base. I really love this polish! It is easy to work with, spreading nicely and not impossible to get the stars out of the bottle. Plus it is pretty cheap. ;D
|Enjoy this yummy macro shot of the bottle!|
To finish my manicure I used a fast-drying topcoat and went to bed. The next morning I added a pastel nail art sticker to my accent nail so my lonely Hue Left A Message? nail wouldn't look so out of place. I put on another top coat layer which smoothed the star glitter pieces out better.
Thanks for letting me share these with you, hope you enjoyed them as much as I did! A quick note on the ragged cuticle area on my index finger; I cut my finger badly two weeks ago and as it heals it keeps peeling. I can't do much about it other than give it time. I took these pictures at the beginning of the week and I'm still wearing this manicure today. My index finger is looking a lot better, and amazingly my nails only have tip wear. I'm also happy to say that my nails have grown out to a good length and patient filing has earned me an even square shape... finally!