So here is my 3rd entry into the Instagram contest. This time I chose the model from the Pro Collection and I pulled my inspiration from her pencil skirt and thigh high stockings. Her stockings are not as noticeable in the smaller cropped image of her but it is more apparent in the full pictures of her. I suppose in comparison though, the design on my nails in upside down. lol
For the lace part I taped off the tips of my nails and stamped on a lace image from MoYou London plate Bridal 07 with Kleancolor Black. I then placed another piece of tape leaving only the tips of my nails revealed, and filled it in with Color Club Rad Nomad (I think this color is retired). I then cut a small piece of black striping tape to place down the center of each nail and applied top coat to complete this lace stocking look. Here are the products I used:
Kleancolor – Black
Seche Vite Top Coat
MoYou Bridal Collection 07
Does anyone else have problems using nail wraps? I have never been too fond of them because I always seem to have problems with them adhering to my nails smoothly – I think my nails are too curved for them to work properly. It kind of makes me sad because there are so many cute designs out there! Sometimes I will just buy them anyways, thinking I will make them work somehow, but they just end up sitting in a box somewhere 😦
Well not anymore! I decided to give them one more try, this time by cutting them into smaller pieces and using them more like decals. In today’s design I used Essie Nail Wraps called Glam It On placed over Sinful Colors Winterberry (Yay another unused polish down – a few hundred more to go! lol). I kept the overall design of this manicure super simple as it was more of a test design than anything else.
I started with 2 layers of the metallic purple and while I was waiting for it to dry I began cutting even strips of the nail wraps. I then placed a strip at the center of each nail and smoothed them out the best that I could. I decided to not apply any top coat so that the nail wraps wouldn’t warp. This also allowed for me to test the durability of the nail wraps on their own and I found that they stuck to my nails quite good!
I was pretty happy that by cutting the wraps into strips I was able to apply them to my nails a bit smoother. There were still some lumps in a few areas, which I expected a few, but overall it worked out much better for me this way. I am hoping I can use all my nail wraps this way now!
Sinful Colors – Winterberry
Essie Nail Wraps – Glam It On
Do you remember all of the hand painted floral nail art wheels that I have posted? I kept saying I was still practicing my florals and wasn’t sure if I was ready to transition to my real nails yet… Well as you can see I just went ahead and did it! Believe it or not I also happened to do these in the middle of the night with very poor lighting! haha Took me about 2 hours to complete and I thought they looked pretty good considering. Of course more of the details popped when they were photographed, and there are a couple areas that could be retouched, but overall I am very happy with how it turned out.
Dark purple Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Green Acrylic Paint
Wet n Wild Mate Top Coat