Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When in doubt - sponge! 2 purple sponge manis

lol - that fluff!

Today, after my blog hiatus, I have two purple sponge mani's. First I frankened Wet n Wild Eggplant Frost with China Glaze Grape Juice. Even though I darkened the China Glaze polish, the glass flecks were still very prominent, so that's a good thing.

I started with a base of older discontinued artificial nails from Nail Fetish that I found at the dollar store. I mixed up WnW Eggplant Frost with China Glaze Grape Juice on a piece of tin foil and sponged it on the last 3/4 of my nail....when it was sorta dry I added a coat of Nailene TC.

ChG Grape Juice, a pretty pale purple glass fleck polish that I don't use enough.

stuff I used; WnW Eggplant Frost, China Glaze Grape Juice Nailene TC

While I do like China Glaze Grape Juice, I think it is a tad too light, so I frankened a small amount with Wet n Wild Eggplant Frost and did a graduated sponge on a lilac base.

this is the base of the above and below manicures,

These are old discontinued Nail Fetish artificial nails that I found at the dollar store, they are a light lilac and have subtle shimmer. I had to cut them down and re-shape them, they were a weird almond shape.... also I glued the wrong one on my index nail, it is waaaaay to big! Whoops.

..... and another purple sponge mani~

stuff I used, XW Purple Potion, Purple stars from Michelas Craft stores, Nailene TC

I did a graduated sponge, then brushed on the Sally Hansen Purple Potion on the last 1/4 of my nail then added the star & a coat of TC

this is an older Sally Hansen X-treme Wear polish I found at a Garage sale for .10 cents
Purple Potion is a medium purple with strong blue flash


Yasmin said...

Cute idea! I like the star addition!

Unknown said...

I love them both :)

Anonymous said...

The final product looks amazing. You are really good at sponging!

Kay said...

I was going to say I like the taper of the nails, and then I read that you did that by hand. They look great! The manis' look lovely.

♥beauxs mom said...

Both are so pretty very nice sponging!

Paola said...

The sponging is great... but the tiny star at the bottom makes it just perfect!!! I love the whole look!!

Cristina - PeeBeforePolish said...

I love sponging! Nice manicure! :)