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

- 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 :)

Perles & Paillettes 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.