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Monday, January 17, 2011

SH Chrome Turquoise, Icing Sandy Beach & Art Deco silver stripe



This is my 'go-to' nail art when I can't think of something to do for my mani's. I started with 2 coats of Sandy Beach from Icing ( by Claire's ), then applied Nailene French Tip Guides on the diagonal across my nail, added 1 careful coat of an older Sally Hansen Polish called Turquoise, for their chrome collection  IN A SQUARE BOTTLE, I remove3d the french tip guides and traced where the two polish's meet with Art Deco silver glitter. When I was certain it was 'sorta' dry, I applied a coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat.

This is a super-duper easy look to achieve, further on in this post is a terrible free-hand funky french I tried to do = FAIL! I can pull off a chevron french manicure just fine - but a regular french manicure I cannot do! So hats off to those who can do that♥



LOL- half way through my nail art - i like how my fingers look all clumsy grasping the bottle


my ONLY photo with TC - my camera died 1/2 way through my photos!


w/ Sally Hansen Chrome in Turquoise IN A SQUARE BOTTLE!!!!!!

LA Colors Art Deco silver stripe glitter - a fine silver glitter

another angle.....



........dim mysterious lighting

..... and a fail I though I would share, I started with 2 coats of Icing Sandy Beach, then tried to free-hand a french mani - NOT HAPPENING, I planned on adding Wet N Wild Sparked because I knew it would help disguise the line and it is a fabulous pink glitter, but it was very thick and ruined this mani further - so I took it off and did something else instead. I'll have to pick up another bottle of WnW sparked very soon - I have had that for a looooooong time and I must have left it open at some point....

I will keep practicing though, if it is a straight line, I can do a decent job without tip guides, but if it is in the least bit outta whack, or it looks woobly or wavy I will stare at it all day, and it will drive me nutz!!!! I cover it up with glitter or just remove it. So now I just use tip guides, mailing labels, tape or whatever I have to try to create a pretty perfect mani.




9 comments:

Sarah said...

these are really nice color combos, i would just never think to use a natural beige like that for nail art. really pretty!

Nail Designs xox said...

I LOVE both of the manicures!

Kaitlyn said...

love the first one! reminds me of figure skaters - looks like one of their outfits :)

carissakuo said...

love both of your manis!

Lucy said...

Love this manicure. So pretty. Great idea to use the glitter to cover up any mistakes.

jaljen said...

Genius idea to use the glitter to 'fuzz up' the demarcation line deliberately.

Angeles said...

Great combos, especially the first one...
I always use nail art pen for demarcation line if I use french tip guides.
Greetings from Barcelona ;-)

Steffie said...

Those are awesome manicures. I love the first one. So very wintery. Love it. Icing Sandy Beach looks like an awesome color. Love it.

♥♥♥♥♥ said...

That first one blew me away! Your manicures are always close to perfect!