- HAPPY VALENTINES DAY -
I wouldnt say that this is a very Valentine-like Mani, but I didn't expect to be able to post anything for a few more days. My computer issues are all sorted out and I am very very greatful that I can take photos and update my blog.
Here is the lovely Billie scented polish 'Watermelon' - 3 coats, and on my ring is the gorgeous Nat Robbins 'Phantom ' an extremely cool brown based polish with violet flash = I am doing a full Mani with this tonite. I picked this neat polish up at a dollar store in my town, HERE is the full post for those beauties.
This polish required 4 coats, sadly. I initially thought I could get away with just 2 if I layered it over a buff opaque polish as I had seen a great post on this technique over at The Manicured Manitee, but I still needed 4 coats to cover and vnl. Luckiily it dired fast and it lasted overnight with no sheet marks. I smartly added 2 coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat, and that saved me from having waffle nails.
Here is another post where I wore this pretty pink polish, Billie scented polish 'Watermelon' in the summertime. Even with T.C. I can still smell the watermelon scent, and its been 16 hours. I was eating pretzels and they overpowered the pretzels..... kinda ruined my snack time.....
Anyhoo- here is a few photos, all indoors under fluorescent lighting. The color accuracy, tone.... blah, blah, blah, is out of my hands. I'm gratefully working on a different computer and I don't quite have the hang of editing and such yet.
- Products I used -
♥ These are so girl-y ♥
Before filing in sparse areas with the black french tip pen.
Here is a close-up of the very edge of my nails......on my middle finger ( black tip) i have applied the nailenen french tip pen to the very edge, and will apply a good amount of Top coat the the very edge and underneath my nail as well. You can see the bare edge of my ring finger ( brown) where i had not carried the polish 'Phantom' over the edge.
Ring 4 coats of 'Phantom' layered over 2 coats of an opaque Buff shade
Dang - those are some dry cuticles!!!!!!
@ 3 coats of Billie 'Watermelon' & 4 coats Nat Robbins 'Phantom'
Apply Nailene French Tip pen in black - I got this perfect in 1 shot!!!!! Apply cutsie hearts from nail stickers # 17026 Bedazzle Earth Angle.