First = That Vaseline thing is a big time saver, it's only been two polish changes and the corners of my cuticles are a little softer.... I will give it a few weeks for prognosis = but I can say that it saves alot of time, and I do not have a "Nail-Polish-Halo" for my photo shoots! I am heartbroken without macro mode.... but the sun came out so I cannot complain. I really did not learn anything about indoor photos of tiny, tiny objects.. and am considering building a light box just for fun.... and of course Brooke is RAD! Please send her some free goodies nail polish companies......
I keep using the nail stickers that i think are the "Ugliest" first, for practice = before I use the ones I think are the nicest and prettiest, but then I end up loving them sooooo much. Every one of these nail stickers is soooooooo pretty. These can be found here at Beauties-factory, or google them, there is lots of pretty ones out there. These are thin, but also very strong, and so far I have only ripped one ( I am gentle ). I love the look of Konad's but I know that will be an endless collection and where will I put it all? At the moment I am happy with all my stickers and glitters and gems, but I am certain I will end up with a one, Dang those are cool!
So I have painted my nails with my lovely Maybelline 'Matte Rose', then added a nail sticker 1/4 " away from my tip. Then I painted my tip with a plain white, then added glitter to the white tip, and and just a dab of glitter to the tiny black roses. i added 2 coats of China Glaze Fast Forward, which is AWESOME, I will definitely buy that again when I need it. It has a nice licorice smell to it, well, a very chemically licorice smell when applying......
To do both hands I have used a little under half of the nail sticker design. Wow these stickers will last forever!!!!!
Here is a smorg of pictures....This time though, I cut the stickers just before the edge of my nail, and I have done dishes and tided up and so far there has been very little problems in this area. I did not rub down the stickers enough towards the free-edge, i was fixated on thee sides of my nail beds and I neglected the tip-area. Towards the free-edge there is alot of lifting... Glitter to the rescue.
~ Painted my tips white ~
~ Below is a good photo to illustrate how I did not do a good job adhering the sticker properly towards the tips of my nails, I did cut the stickers just short of the sides of my nail.. Next time I am sure I will get it right.
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~ Add a little glitter....... Viola~
I think this is a very pretty look, with two coats of a good quality TC, I cannot feel the ridge of the nail sticker....Hopefully, cutting them smaller than my actual nail bed size will prevent any future lifting. I know it is silly to add shiny top coat to a Matte polish, but the polish job I did was really pitiful. The color though is beautiful, and I am not a fan of mellow boring colors. I say everything is beautiful, don't I?