Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Skittles

A little burst of Spring color in honor of Easter ☼

This skittle manicure has so many untrieds, I just couldn't resist the opportunity for layering, experimenting and enjoying the different effects.

I hope you all have a Happy Easter ♥

Here are the color combos:
index: Essence I Like with Mmmm! Chrome holographic topper
middle: Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet with Color Club Snow Flakes topper
ring: Tgirl's franken Awakenings 
pinky: Milani 3D Holographic Hi-Tech

indoor using an OttLite
outdoor in direct sunlight

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lacquer Lust Butt Bootie Naked

This beauty is a discontinued Lacquer Lust holographic nude nail polish titled Butt Bootie Naked. What a demure stunner. Indoors it is the perfect nude. Outdoors it shimmers with warm gold, a bit of green - you get it - a subdued rainbow.

This is 2 coats over Nailtiques Formula 2 as a base. No top coat was used. Wear was excellent at 5 days after which the tips started to show slight even wear.

Thanks for taking a peek ☼

Lacquer Lust


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saran Wrap manicure

Today's manicure is another  "Crumpet's Nail Tarts" laid back challenge. The technique is called the Saran Wrap Method.

I used a base coat of Orly Color Blast Total Eclipse of the Heart which is a multichrome that shifts between pink, orange, green and gold. It's quite lovely on it's own.

I then painted jojoba oil around the skin surrounding my nails because this is a messy process and I was hoping oil would make clean up smoother. It did! I used a tool from Sally Beauty Supply that is intended to assist in removing nail polish without destroying your manicure. It is a pen-like device that has a retractable claw which holds onto a cotton ball or in this case, crumpled up saran wrap. It is made by Star Nail and is called an ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw. I bunched up pre-cut squares of saran wrap and used this tool to dab on the top layer of nail polish, Milani Black Cherry.

Seche Vite top coat was used between layers and as a final top coat.

I then removed the oil and excess nail polish with a Q-tip and used acetone with a stiff slanted brush for final clean up. This was quite a mess but I am pleased with the result. Please take a look at all the lovely pictures of other Saran Wrap manis. Enjoy ☼

ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw