Friday, May 7, 2010

Claire's - '14 Karats' with Nailene Black French Tip Pen & Fing'rs Nail Stickers

Claire's - '14 Karats'  2 coats with Nailene Black French Tip Pen & Fing'rs Nail Stickers
Claire's has ( or had ) a few of these foil-ish metallic's that I think are great. They apply well and are generally 2 coats. I love how after applying a top coat most of the brush strokes disappear ~ It's neat. Here I have used 2 coats of Claire's '14 Karats' and a coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat. After sporting this fabulous colour for the afternoon, I applied a regular curved french tip guide up-side down and on the diagonal across the tip of my nail. Then I used Nailene Black French Tip Pen but as you can see in the close-ups = I totally fudged this up and probably should have not been blabbing on the phone and riffling through boxes at the same time.  I saved this with these cute butterfly stickers I found at walmart.
When I was certain everything was dry and my stickers were in the right spot, I slapped on another coat of Nailene acrylic Strong Top coat and called it a day.
 indoor fluorescent

Romantic Lamp Light

 indoor fluorescent

So; on my thumb at the very bottom, is without top coat and the brush strokes are very evident (which I think is cool with metallic and foil finish polish it looks industrial-) but with a coat of T.C. the shimmery-ness of this polish is more evident and the brush strokes are less evident.
Romantic Lamp Light
Stuff I used - Claire's 14 Karats, Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat, Black French Tip Pen & Fing'rs Stickers

@ 2 coats w/ T.C. = no clean-up
apply French Tip Guides
@ A swipe of Nailene Black French Tip Pen........ wait for it to dry and touch up if necessary. I tried to touch it up but resorted to awesome butterfly nail stickers.
Apply adorable nail stickers
When everything is dry, apply 2 coats of T.C. when using these Nailene french tip pens, a top coat is needed to seal it in. It is a water based product and must have a top coat or a sheer polish to protect it.


Tiana said...

Wooooow I love this mani! Great job! <3<3<3

Anonymous said...

very pretty!

Recalcitrant Nails said...

I love this look and I always enjoy that you show your process so I can learn more of how to do it. :)

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

OOhhhh! On the list of looks to try out. :)