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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Leprechaun Chevron ( that rhymes )


My mani for today is 2 coats of Love My Nails Envy - a fabulous green chrome polish from the USA and Avon Green Olive 1 coat swiped on my nails in a chevron freehand.....I added an obscenely thick layer of Top Coat and set these fake Rhinestones from the Dollar-rama into the wet Top Coat. Applying Top Coat OVER these gems from the DollarRama will fog them up because they are plastic - there still cool though even if they get fogged over.

Chrome polish's such as this show every flaw on the nail. They tend to dry very fast, so I usually end up with serious brush strokes. They are extrememly reflective and noticeable. I was surprised with this polish, I thought it would suck but it's pretty awesome. Because they dry fast and cover well, they are good for 'underwear' = as a polish to layer over. On my list for my next USA visit is a few more of these inexpensive Love My Nails Chrome polish's - They are 2 bucks and can be found at Walmart.



@ 2 coats of Love My Nails Envy  no TC





My plastic gems from the Dollar Rama - These are not Rhinestones and will fog over if polish applied over them.... that still looks cool but I wanted some sparkle. Also; a piece of spaghetti - not cooked lol - is perfect to pick these up and place into wet polish - I lick the end of the spaghetti and then pick up the stones...

... and a few more photos

10 comments:

Nicole - Top To Toe said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colour theme and the gems xx

Ana said...

The tip about spaghetti?
Marvelous!

Investing in a special tool just to pick up stones once in a blue Moon seemed silly, tweezers weren't working perfectly, and using a bit of glue with them, or a toothpick, was just messy.

I'll try this the next time I go rhinestoning :D - thank you!

*Eva* said...

gorgeous mani! love this green!

Danica said...

My rhinestones always fog over, I thought that was just what they did and others had some special secret. I bought them from ebay, I guess they're a dud! I never knew!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

this mani ROCKS!

elizabeth said...

This is awesome. I didn't know you could buy stones like that at a dollar store. Did you go to one in particular?

Lucy said...

Love, love the color combination. The design and gems are fantastic also. I just had to chop my nails even shorter. Now they just are sore. Damn dry and peeling nails. Do you ever run out of ideas? It doesn't seem so. This is a beautiful manicure.

Mighty Lambchop said...

I love this! The two different finishes look amazing together.

Queen of crap said...

I love the dollarama gems and yeah I find they do cloud over, but I'm not going to complain for a buck!

Ice Queen said...

She's a poet and didn't know it. :D

Cool mani. I like the creme and the chrome together with the stones.