Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Corn Mani

So this is definitely one of my favorite manis I've done and people seem to agree, as I get so many compliments on them!!! The colors I used for this are Piggy Polish in Funshine (yellow), Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed (orange), and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in White On. First I did my base coat (duh), then two coats of the yellow. Then I waited for it to partially dry (I'm very impatient) and then took the orange and brushed two coats of it horizontally on my nails. The first time I did this mani, I was surprised how straight the lines came out, but it's easy if you just do a quick swipe of the polish. Then I did two coats of the white for the tips. DEFINITELY seal it with a top coat!!!!! It's very lumpy otherwise!! Happy Halloween all!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Caviar Spiderweb Mani

So I know I haven't posted in a while, but Halloween is coming up and I'm super into holidays, so I will be posting a bunch for Halloween. First up is an accent finger with a spiderweb made out of caviar beads (AKA microbeads from a craft store). I'm already apologizing in advance for the horrible quality photo... forgot to take it with my camera before I left, they got ruined, blah, blah. Anyways, the color is Essie #760 Carry On (it's an extremely dark purply brown). Then I used my top coat (Out the Door) and lightly brushed my dotting tool I got from Sephora with the top coat and painted/dotted little sections with it on my nail. Moving quickly I dipped the dotter into my silver microbeads and positioned them onto my nail to begin forming the spiderweb. You have to keep repeating these steps and do little sections one at time, as the polish will dry too much for the beads to stick if you just did one coat. After I finished the web, I put an extremely thick top coat over it.... huge mistake. The top coat itself wasn't a mistake because otherwise the microbeads would've immediately started falling off, but the thickness of the coat was. It gave me SO many air bubbles. So, what I would suggest is doing a thin top coat, waiting for it to dry, and then doing another thin coat, because those suckers fall off so easily.