Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm Back!

Betcha didn't even notice I was gone!  But I was. For a week, I was on a cruise to Key West, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. It was SO fun!! Then, I spent a week in Florida. And this past week has been my resting week.  So, 3 weeks of vacation.  Now, of course, I wasn't planning on doing my nails on the cruise, so I wanted to do something that was simple so that it could come off and I wouldn't be too sad about it, but not so simple that anyone could just do it.  And I wanted it to stay awhile, so that led me to this....

I really don't know what to call this.. They're like those paint strips that have different shades of a colour..
Or ombre nails, in a way.

It was simple to do. Start with a white base, then paint at least half of your nail with the lightest shade.  After that has dried, paint on a darker shade, leaving some of the light at the top.  Finally, paint the tip with the darkest shade. Finish with two coats of top coat, and you're done!

Because I wanted my nail polish to stay on, what better than to use a glitter polish! Because we all know that glitter is a PITA to remove! So, using  5 of the Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe collection, I set off to accomplish my goals.

From pinky to thumb: Jingle Jangle over the darkest blue in the top mani, Candy Cane over Electro Candy, Beyond the Mistletoe over the darkest green in the top mani, Gingerbread over the lightest orange in the top mani, Sugarplum Fairy over China Glaze Spontaneous.

The colours on this hand were just reversed from my other hand! I actually did this on accident. I guess my subconscious is making me match!

Can you see the sparkle?

When you step outside, these colours just POP! The holo is so amazing!

Sugarplum Fairy, the purple on my thumb, was SO spectacular! I kept staring at my nails, especially my thumb! I never wanted to take it off. In fact, I only took it off after my nail broke, 3 weeks after I put it on.

And this is 3 weeks later, note the tip wear and growth. Before it broke </3

That's all for now! <3

1 comment:

  1. wow lovely manicure, love the colours! from your newest follower :D