Sunday, February 14, 2010

♥ Chocolate Watermelon ♥

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'

@ 2 coats of 'Watermelon' & 2 coats of 'Buff' color 
with 1 coat of Nat Robbins 'Phantom' & 3 coatf of 'Watermelon'
@ 4 coats of Phantom = Apply Nailene French Tip guides..... these are the ones for toes♥
Apply Nailene French Tip pen in black - I got this perfect in 1 shot!!!!! Apply cutsie hearts from nail stickers # 17026 Bedazzle Earth Angle. 
Remove French Tip Guides, fill in any sparse areas & applied 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong T.C. 


Anonymous said...

Love the chocolate and pink combo! The heartds re ver cute too

gildedangel said...

That is so cute!!!

jellynat said...

There's something irresistible in this black/pink French mani. <3

Angie said...

beautiful! :)

Niki* said...

Love it! The decals are so cute!!

Velvet said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love the brown polish with pink hearts. It makes me think of chocolate.

VaidaG said...

These colors look soooo cute together :)

Ayuu said...

This is damn cute ! I love the mix of chocolate and pink. And the little heart is too cute ^^

Lucy said...

Love the combination of pink and brown and pink/black. Very pretty. I wish my nails would hurry up and grow again. I want to do a funky frenchie again. Love this combo.